The marketplace for software builders stays crimson scorching. And firms seeking to entice the perfect and brightest minds are paying prime greenback — stressing but once more the necessity for extra academic sources within the fields of science, engineering and math.
Based on a brand new research out this week by jobs and profession web site Glassdoor, 11 tech giants are paying on average more than $100,000 in base pay for software engineers. Google led the way in which with average base pay of $128,336, adopted by Fb at $123,626.
Each corporations have rising engineering facilities within the Seattle space, as does struggling Zynga which ranked excessive on the record with average base pay of $105,568. Apple ranked third on the record with average base pay of $114,413.
Microsoft and Amazon.com, in the meantime, ranked in the course of the pack with average salaries of $104,362 and $103,070, respectively.
In Seattle as a complete, software engineers reported an average base pay of $102,006. That was the second highest in the nation, coming in about $5,000 behind San Francisco the place the average base pay stood at $107,798.
The nationwide average base wage for software engineers stood at $92,648.
The Glassdoor research follows a report earlier this month which confirmed that tech employees are making more cash than employees in different fields.
Based on a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job progress for software engineers is projected to be 30 p.c from 2010-2020, quicker than the average for all occupations.
Maybe it’s time to encourage the youngsters or grandkids to pursue pc science.
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