Google, Facebook, Apple Pay Most to Software Engineers

Five of the top 20 companies paying the most in base pay to software engineers are brand names located in Silicon Valley: Google, Facebook, Apple, eBay and Zynga, in that order. Their pay levels were well above the national average of $92,648.

The numbers, which come from Glassdoor, put brand names in the 18th, 19th and 20th slots, as well: Hewlett-Packard, Intel and IBM respectively. Both Intel’s and IBM’s base pay sits below the national average.

Finally, this year’s national average ticked up — 2.5 percent from 2011’s survey.

2 Responses to “Google, Facebook, Apple Pay Most to Software Engineers”

  1. jackrobert

    There are many different kinds of software engineering jobs. Some engineers work on developing new software, while others work on maintaining and improving existing software. Some specialize in specific programming languages or platforms, while others are more generalists. Here are just a few of the many different kinds of software engineering jobs:

    Web developers build and maintain websites and web applications.
    Data scientists analyze data to find patterns and insights that can help businesses make better decisions.
    Mobile app developers create apps for smartphones and other mobile devices.
    Game developers create video games.
    Security engineers design and implement security measures to protect computer systems from hackers and other threats.
    DevOps engineers manage the software development process, from writing code to deploying it to production servers.
    Quality assurance engineers test software to ensure it meets customer requirements and is free of bugs.
    Support engineers provide technical assistance to customers who are using the software.
    Documentation specialists write user manuals and other documentation to help people understand how to use the software.
    Sales engineers demonstrate the software to potential customers and help them understand its benefits.
    These are just a few of the many different kinds of software engineering jobs. Each one requires a different set of skills and knowledge. But all software engineers share one common trait: a passion for using technology to solve problems.