The 14 best tech companies to work for where you can earn over $100,000

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Google employees with at least five years experience earn a median salary of $140,000.
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Business Insider recently published a list of the 50 best companies to work for in America with exclusive data from PayScale, a compensation software and data company. More than one-quarter of the best companies to work for are in tech, with Google taking the No. 1 spot overall and Facebook coming in at No. 5.

In addition to over-the-top perks, modern offices, and the flexibility to work from home, Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies are also known for their higher-than-average salaries. In this case, every tech company that appears on our list offers an experienced median pay (for employees with at least five years of experience) of more than $100,000, and in some cases, more than $120,000, according to PayScale. We ranked these 14 companies by salary, giving the tie-breaker to whichever one performed better on the overall list of best employers.

Keep reading to check out how much employees make at the best tech companies to work for in America:


14. Texas Instruments

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Headquarters: Dallas, Texas

Experienced median pay: $101,000

High job satisfaction:73% of employees

The electronics company – the third-largest semiconductor maker in the world – hasoffices across the globe in countries such as Germany, Israel, China, and Japan. According to PayScale, the highest average salaries at Texas Instruments belong to analog- and mixed-signal design engineers, who make about $97,000 a year. The company’s 30,000 employees are expected to maintain thecore values of “integrity, innovation, and commitment.


13. Advanced Micro Devices

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Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California

Experienced median pay: $102,000

High job satisfaction: 73% of employees

The semiconductor company aims to push the boundaries of technology and hascommitted to go greenalong the way with a tri-fold program that rewards employees who save energy at work, during their commute, and at home. Though the company is only 22% female, according to PayScale, it has established programs for the inclusion of women, like executive mentoring for emerging women leaders and a general women’s forum.


12. Expedia

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Headquarters: Bellevue, Washington

Experienced median pay: $115,000

High job satisfaction: 71% of employees

Expedia, the parent company of Expedia.com and a host of online-travel brands and booking sites, including Orbitz and Travelocity, employsmore than 18,000 people in 30 countries. Naturally, the company offers its employees travel discounts and fosters a culture that emphasizes curiosity and exploration.


11. EMC

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Headquarters: Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Experienced median pay: $117,000

High job satisfaction: 76% of employees

EMC’s company culture hinges on theprinciples of camaraderie and teamwork. When new employees enter the information-technology company, they are assigned an “alum chum” to help them navigate and get settled. Teams also participate in bonding activities such as softball or soccer games and lunch-and-learn sessions. Many EMC employees can take advantage of the ability to work remotely as well, a perk 50% of the company enjoys.


10. Intel

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Headquarters: Santa Clara, California

Experienced median pay: $118,000

High job satisfaction: 72% of employees

Intel wants every employee to build the career of their dreams, and it helps them do it by providing access to career advisors, networking events, certifications, and tuition assistance. Outside of the workday, employees at the semiconductor and computer technology company enjoy perks such as on-site fitness centers, tickets to local sporting and cultural events, and discounted shopping programs.


9. Symantec

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Headquarters: Mountain View, California

Experienced median pay: $119,000

High job satisfaction:74% of employees

Symantec has over21,000 employeesdedicated to creating top-of-the-line cyber-security software. Though employees are expected to know a number of computer-programming languages – Java being the most popular – PayScale found that the best-paying skill is Python. The best-paying position? That would be principal software engineer, which draws a salary of $140,000 on average.


8. Cisco Systems

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Headquarters: San Jose, California

Experienced median pay: $124,000

High job satisfaction: 75% of employees

Flexibility is key at Cisco, where a whopping 67% of employees can telecommute or work remotely, making it the most flexible workplace on the list. On campus, employees of the IT and networking tech company enjoy a host of perks, including fitness centers and bike paths, cafés and gourmet food trucks, child-care centers and mothers’ rooms, and “fun funds” for team celebrations and team building exercises.


7. eBay

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Headquarters: San Jose, California

Experienced median pay: $125,000

High job satisfaction:78% of employees

The e-commerce platform jumped up 23 spots on our list this year. The company champions employees to go beyond the work they do in the office and make an impact globally. That includes a “Green Team,”in which employees and eBay sellers work together to improve eBay’s sustainability, as well as a match program for philanthropic gifts.


6. Apple

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Headquarters: Cupertino, California

Experienced median pay: $127,000

High job satisfaction: 70% of employees

Though a competitive and demanding place to work – only 6% of employees rated their jobs as low stress, according to PayScale – Apple treats its employees incredibly well, withperkslike discounts on Apple products, robust health benefits (even for part-time Apple-store workers), and on-site “beer bashes.” CEO Tim Cook addressed the company’s commitment to employee diversity ina letter on Apple’s website,stating that in 2015 35% of new hires were women and 43% were minorities.


5. NetApp

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Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California

Experienced median pay: $129,000

High job satisfaction: 75% of employees

NetApp, a data storage and cloud management company, has a slew of employee benefits that have become typical of tech companies competing for top talent, including gourmet food and on-site fitness centers, as well as coworker training programs and time off to volunteer.

Senior software engineers draw the largest salaries at NetApp, pulling in $145,000 on average, followed closely by senior product managers, who make $143,000, according to PayScale.


4. Microsoft

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Headquarters: Redmond, Washington

Experienced median pay: $129,000

High job satisfaction:70% of employees

The computer tech stalwart jumped up five spots on the list from last year. Employees find the company very flexible – more than 40% reported being able to work from home, according to PayScale. And Microsoft moved to ease its work-life balance even more in October 2015 by implementing aparental leave policythat allows both men and women to take up to 12 fully-paid weeks off.


3. Facebook

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Headquarters: Menlo Park, California

Experienced median pay: $135,000

High job satisfaction: 97% of employees

The 12-year-old social network cum global tech giant is consistently lauded asone of the best places to workthanks to unrivaled employee perks includinggourmet food courts, on-site doctors and chiropractors, laundry and dry-cleaning services, bikes to commute around campus, an inclusive company culture, and four months of paid parental leavefor mothers, fathers, and same-sex couples.


2. Salesforce.com

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Headquarters: San Francisco, California

Experienced median pay: $136,000

High job satisfaction:90% of employees

Salesforce is a demanding workplace – only 1% of employees reported having low-stress jobs to PayScale – but the company strives to create a happy work environment, earning the highest job satisfaction mark on our ranking behind Facebook. The customer relationship software company offers on-site fitness and massages, standing and treadmill desks, free snacks and drinks, and dog-friendly offices.

Employee participation inphilanthropic work is important as well. Workers can take seven days off a year to volunteer, and the company also coordinates volunteer trips around the world.


1. Google

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Headquarters: Mountain View, California

Experienced median pay: $140,000

High job satisfaction: 86% of employees

Dethroning last year’s No. 1, Facebook, Google earned the title as the best company to work for this year. Notorious for itsabundant perks, employees at the search giant can take advantage of free, gourmet food, 24/7 tech support, on-site massages, free fitness classes and gym memberships, and a generous vacation plan.

Employees also report that Google – recently renamed Alphabet in a corporate restructuring – allows them flexibility to work on passion projects and feed their creativity. The company continues to grow,adding nearly 9,000 jobsin the last year.