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Top Paying Software Companies In The World And The Highest Package Offered


Software engineers are ruling the scene today. Ever since the IT industry has taken a lead in the job footprint, there has been a constant demand for talented software engineers. Today such is the scenario that the average salary of a software engineer, will come to around $92,000. But that’s just the average.

What we mean to say is that some companies pay double the salary pitched to entry-level engineers. So, let us see checkout the names of the top-paying software companies around the world.

  1. LinkedIn
    LinkedIn is famously known as the social media site for the career-oriented crowd. Ideal for job searches, the site is also touted to be one of the top-paying software companies. It has been estimated that senior engineers on the site get a pay of $461,000 annually. Apart from this, there are other allowances such as fitness classes, elder care, house cleaning along with perks that an employee is entitled to.
  2. Facebook
    Facebook is another company that has made a name for itself. The social media giant is noted for paying handsomely to both entry and mid-level software engineers. And for all those who take the seniormost role, they are paid some of the best compensation packages. In addition to earning up to $895,000 Facebook also gives employees a 30-day paid break every 5 years.
  3. Lyft
    Located in San Francisco, Lyft is noted for paying the highest salaries to the employees. The company has more than 45 offices across the country and is known for sanctioning compensation worth $230,000 a year. Apart from that the perks of working at Lyft also include 18 weeks of paid parental leave, free online classes, and discounted rides. All this together makes the organization perfect in terms of treating employees in the best way.
  4. Microsoft
    Founded by Bill Gates, Microsoft is also tagged as the Mothership of all software companies. The leading organization for developing softwares and applications for the PC, the company is also regarded the best in terms of compensation offered. Reportedly the salary compensation an entry-level engineer gets is equal to $148,068. This along with other perks makes Microsoft one of the leading software companies in the world.
  5. Roblox
    Roblox is an online gaming platform loved by millions. But that is not the only identity the organization has. Reportedly, the company extends a high-paying salary to software engineers. If you are an entry-level engineer, chances are that you can earn up to $222,000 annually. The company is also listed in Fortune’s Best Workplaces and includes perks like fitness center and commuter benefits for the workforce.
  6. Adobe
    Adobe Inc was founded in 1982 and is based out of San Francisco. One of the most popular products of the company softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Lightroom, and many more. Almost all the software engineers in the organization are entitled to draw a salary of $119,611. This along with other acquisitions such as Marketo and Allegorithmic makes the company a software giant in the current market.
  7. Oracle
    Oracle is also helmed as one of the largest providers of database software and business application. The main business of the company revolves around the distribution of software products for data management, application design, development, and integration. With annual revenue of $39,506 million, the company has a reputation of paying high salaries to the employees. The average salary of a software engineer is around $106,187 along with other perks. All this together has helped Oracle become one of the top-paying software companies in the world.
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