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Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Facebook — the most valuable technology companies in the US — pay as much as six-figures for jobs that require no professional experience, according to a Business Insider analysis of federal data and job postings.
American companies have to disclose salaries when they apply for visas on behalf of current or prospective foreign workers. The Office of Foreign Labor Certification publishes the salaries every year.
Using this data, we analyzed salaries for more than 20,000 active foreign-worker visas at the country’s most valuable technology companies and compared titles with job postings to find entry-level roles paying more than $100,000.
While it’s not a comprehensive look because it only includes data for foreign workers, it gives rare insight into how much the companies pay. Companies generally doesn’t disclose or discuss employee compensation, except for regulatory requirements to disclose pay for top executives.
We defined entry-level to mean either jobs available to new college graduates, or postings without any education requirements altogether. We included any titles in this list for which we found current, entry-level job postings.
It’s worth noting some of the titles — for example “software engineer” or “program manager” – can be used to represent a wide-range of experience levels, and therefore a wide range of salaries.
Here are eight entry-level jobs paying six figures at Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook:
User experience engineer
Job candidates can land a user experience, or “UX,” engineer role at Google with as little as a bachelor’s degree and knowledge of programming languages, according to the minimum qualifications listed on job postings.
A Google UX engineer’s job is to “work on the front end of our products and features used by people everyday,” the company says.
The lowest salary Google lists for this position in federal data is $116,000. The highest salary listed is $206,000, but that’s likely for an employee with more experience.
Microsoft hires support engineers with as few qualifications as technical competence and an understanding of Microsoft products, according to job postings — although US-based support engineer jobs appear to be more competitive, especially at the company’s Redmond, Washington headquarters.
A support engineer’s job, according to the company, is to investigate and solve customer issues.
The lowest salary Microsoft lists for support engineers is $80,800, but many are paid more than $100,000. A Microsoft support engineer in Washington makes a $132,886 salary, the highest listed for this role.
Google hires accountants with as little experience as a bachelor’s degree in a related field, job postings indicate.
Accountants at Google are — no surprise — charged with tasks like preparing financial statements, tax filings, and other compliance requirements.
Google lists $106,000 as the lowest salary for an accountant in the federal data, but the role fetches salaries as high as $146,000.
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Source:: Business Insider