Silicon Valley Salary Report: Facebook Significantly Outpays Other Bay Area Tech Employers

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Silicon Valley tech companies are known for paying their employees pretty well, but Facebook’s employee median salary of more than $240,000 tops them all, and by a lot, according to new report.

$240,430 to be precise, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s analysis of public company filings in the Bay Area.

That salary number for Facebook is made even more impressive by the fact that it is $43,000 more than what Alphabet Inc. (the parent company of Google) pays their typical employee.

Some of their other findings include…

— Publicly traded software companies like Facebook, Google, Netflix, Twitter and Box are all over the top half of the list when it comes to highest employee pay.

— Silicon Valley semiconductor companies, such as Intel, Cypress Semiconductor and Advanced Micro Devices, are on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to pay because much of their workforce is in manufacturing.

Here are the big Bay Area tech employers that pay their employees the most, and least, plus what the CEO of each company also takes home.

Cypress Semiconductor: Median pay: $44,846 – CEO compensation: $6,429,446

Tesla: Median pay: $49,920 – CEO compensation: $54,816

Yelp: Median pay: $59,298 – CEO compensation: $10,076,821

Wells Fargo & Co.: Median pay: $60,446 – CEO compensation: $17,400,000

PayPal Holdings: Median pay: $70,228 – CEO compensation: $19,218,634

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Dell Technologies: Median pay: $83,139 – CEO compensation: $2,755,901

Advanced Micro Devices: Median pay: $89,909 – CEO compensation: $10,894,821

Electronic Arts: Median pay: $96,336 – CEO compensation: $35,728,764

Charles Schwab Corp.: Median pay: $98,152 – CEO compensation: $14,348,737

Intel Corp.: Median pay: $102,100 – CEO compensation: $21,544,700

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Netgear: Median pay: $105,318 – CEO compensation: $4,575,392

Autodesk: Median pay: $115,892 – CEO compensation: $12,345,706

Equinix: Median pay: $119,045 – CEO compensation: $12,681,869

eBay: Median pay: $122,891 – CEO compensation: $17,590,833

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VMware: Median pay: $137,712 – CEO compensation: $17,675,109

Chevron Corp.: Median pay: $137,849 – CEO compensation: $24,781,568

BioMarin Pharmaceutical: Median pay: $140,140 – CEO compensation: $15,916,985

Zynga: Median pay: $140,382 – CEO compensation: $1,735,000

Nvidia Corp.: Median pay: $147,640 – CEO compensation: $12,993,532

GoPro: Median pay: $151,857 – CEO compensation: $800,147

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Square: Median pay: $152,265 – CEO compensation: $2.75

Salesforce.com: Median pay: $155,284 – CEO compensation: $4,653,362

Intuitive Surgical: Median pay: $157,491 – CEO compensation: $5,060,220

Arista Networks: Median pay: $160,048 – CEO compensation: $7,923,779

Twitter: Median pay: $161,860 – CEO compensation: $0

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Xilinx: Median pay: $165,762 – CEO compensation: $4,652,905

ServiceNow: Median pay: $180,049 – CEO compensation: $45,062,616

Netflix: Median pay: $183,304 – CEO compensation: $24,377,499

Box: Median pay: $181,100 – CEO compensation: $275,200

Alphabet: Median pay: $197,274 – CEO compensation: $1

Facebook: Median pay: $240,430 – CEO compensation: $8,852,366


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