26 tech companies that pay over $120,000

There’s no question that tech is a booming industry that pays well. But it’s not just Google, Facebook, and Microsoft employees that enjoy high salaries.

Employees at a whole variety of tech companies are commanding salaries over $US120,000, according to job-hunting site Glassdoor.

Glassdoor culled through its massive database of self-reported salaries to come up with this list of average worker pay at the largest tech companies, across all job titles. (All companies included here had at least 30 salaries reported to Glassdoor.)

From this data one thing is clear: it pays to work in tech.

No. 26: Qualcomm, $121,249

Facebook

Employees rate the company: 3.7 out of 5

What it does: Qualcomm is a chip maker best known for making chips that power mobile and wireless devices.

No. 25: Avago, $122,285

Avago Technologies

Employees rate the company: 2.5 out of 5

What it does: Avago is a computer chip and computer component manufacturer.

No. 24: CA Technologies, $122,520

CA Technologies, Austin, Texas, reception area

Employees rate the company: 3.2 out of 5

What it does: CA Technologies makes software that helps IT departments monitor and manage their data centres and networks.

No. 23: Symantec, $124,474

Employees rate the company: 3 out of 5

What it does: Symantec makes computer security software.

No. 22: Apple, $126,449

Employees rate the company: 4 out of 5

What it does: Apple makes the iPhone, iPad, Mac computers, and software that runs on its devices.

Note: The salary figure does not include Apple's retail employees. When including them, the average Apple employee salary is $36,760.

No. 21: Intuit, $126,999

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Intuit CEO Brad Smith

Employees rate the company: 3.8 out of 5

What it does: Intuit makes accounting software for consumers and small businesses.

No. 20: Nvidia, $127,317

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Employees rate the company: 3.9 out of 5

What it does: Nvidia makes chips and other tech for rendering computer graphics, especially the graphics used by videos and video games.

No. 19: Akamai, $129,603

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Akamai

Employees rate the company: 4 out of 5

What it does: Akamai offers something called a 'content delivery network' service that helps big internet sites run faster and more reliably.

No. 18: SanDisk, $130,000

Facebook

Employees rate the company: 3.2 out of 5

What it does: SanDisk makes memory cards and computer-storage hardware.

No. 17: NetApp, $130,033

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Employees rate the company: 3.5 out of 5

What it does: NetApp makes computer storage devices.

No. 16: Autodesk, $130,149

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Autodesk office

Employees rate the company: 3.9 out of 5

What it does: Autodesk offers software for engineers, architects, and designers.

No. 15: eBay, $132,220

Employees rate the company: 3.6 out of 5

What it does: EBay is one of the most popular online marketplaces for new and used goods.

No. 14: Verisign, $132,475

Facebook

Employees rate the company: 3.9 out of 5

What it does: Verisign offers internet security services and domain-name registration.

No. 13: Adobe, $133,322

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Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen

Employees rate the company: 4 out of 5

What it does: Adobe makes software for artists, photographers, and designers.

No. 12: Netflix, $134,721

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

Employees rate the company: 3.6 out of 5

What it does: Netflix offers a subscription service that streams movies and TV over the internet.

No. 11: Microsoft, $137,000

Employees rate the company: 3.8 out of 5

What it does: Software and consumer tech giant that makes the Windows operating system, Office apps, Xbox gaming console, and other devices and software.

No. 10: Yahoo, $137,011

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Employees rate the company: 3.5 out of 5

What it does: Yahoo is the iconic internet company where you can do everything from check the weather to watch videos.

No. 9: F5 Networks, $138,403

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Employees rate the company: 4.2 out of 5

What it does: F5 makes computer network equipment that helps secure and speed-up corporate networks.

No. 8: Cisco, $138,861

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Employees rate the company: 3.7 out of 5

What it does: Cisco is the world's biggest maker of computer-network equipment.

No. 7: Xilinx, $141,448

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Employees rate the company: 3.4 out of 5

What it does: Designs programmable logic devices such as chips that run in computer networks and wireless devices.

No. 6: Altera, $141,035

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Employees rate the company: 3.4 out of 5

What it does: Altera is a chip maker that specialises in programmable logic devices, digital circuits with functions that can be altered through software. Intel is in the process of buying Altera for $US16.7 billion.

No. 5: Broadcom, $145,084

Facebook

Employees rate the company: 3.5 out of 5

What it does: Makes programmable chips used by just about every major hardware maker. Avago is in the process of acquiring Broadcom for $37 billion.

No. 4: Facebook, $146,120

Employees rate the company: 4.4 out of 5

What it does: World's largest social network.

No. 3: Salesforce, $151,512

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

Employees rate the company: 3.9 out of 5

What it does: Best known for its 'customer relationship management' app for corporate sales forces, sold as a service over the internet.

No. 2: Google, $153,150

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Employees rate the company: 4.4 out of 5

What it does: Internet search giant that does everything from smartphone software to work apps to self-driving cars.

No. 1: Juniper Networks, $153,624

Facebook

Employees rate the company: 3.6 out of 5

What it does: Juniper makes equipment for building and securing computer networks.

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