The 15 highest-paying jobs in tech, according to LinkedIn

Sebastiaan ter Burg/FlickrThese jobs all have a base salary of at least $US100,000.

IT jobs and other tech roles are supposed to be in-demand and well-compensated.

• But, when it comes to the realms of tech, IT, and software, senior gigs are still the most lucrative.

• That’s according to the salary data that LinkedIn put together in order to figure out which tech jobs earn the most money.

IT jobs require a special set of skills. So it’s not surprising that IT, software, and other tech gigs have a reputation for being highly compensated.

But which IT and software roles snag the highest pay?

In order to find out, LinkedIn provided Business Insider with data collected through the site’s salary tool, which asks verified members to submit their salary and collects data on wages.

The jobs all hail from the IT and software industries. C-suite titles were cut from the search. LinkedIn calculated median base salaries, as well as median total salaries, which included additional compensation like annual bonuses, sign-on bonuses, stock options, and commission.

While tech, software, and IT jobs tend to accrue high salaries, LinkedIn’s findings indicate that the biggest pay days come with senior positions.

These 15 positions all make a median base salary of at least $US100,000 a year. Bear in mind that the data is self-reported by users, so might be subject to some variation.

Here are the highest-paying jobs in software and IT:


15. Senior director of operations

Base median salary: $US170,000

Total median pay: $US197,000


14. Senior director of marketing

Base median salary: $US167,000

Total median pay: $US198,000


13. Enterprise account executive

Base median salary: $US100,000

Total median pay: $US200,000


12. Senior corporate counsel

Base median salary: $US175,000

Total median pay: $US208,000


11. Senior engineering manager

Base median salary: $US175,000

Total median pay: $US212,000


10. Enterprise sales executive

Base median salary: $US115,000

Total median pay: $US213,000


9 (tie). Tax director

Base median salary: $US186,000

Total median pay: $US219,000


9 (tie). Senior director of business development

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Base median salary: $US165,000

Total median pay: $US219,000


7. Enterprise sales director

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Base median salary: $US135,000

Total median pay: $US220,000


6. Senior director finance

Base median salary: $US176,000

Total median pay: $US225,000


5. Application sales manager

Base median salary: $US110,000

Total median pay: $US226,000


4. Senior sales director

Base median salary: $US160,000

Total median pay: $US228,000


3. Senior director of product management

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Base median salary: $US197,000

Total median pay: $US235,000


2. Regional sales director

Base median salary: $US130,000

Total median pay: $US240,000


1. Senior director of engineering

Base median salary: $US200,000

Total median pay: $US250,000

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