If you have a programming degree, experience working in the tech space, and the right connections, you could end up working for a tech giant.
These companies not only give you bragging rights — they often provide extra perks like free meals, gym passes, flexible vacation time, and even telecommuting options.
Because finding the right workers are paramount to a tech companies success, and because there typically more open jobs than available workers, many companies are now paying more than $100,000 a year for entry-level workers.
Each of the jobs on this list are based on numbers from Payscale.
You don’t necessarily need to be a computer programming to fetch a high starting wage from these companies, but it will definitely help your chances.
Here are the 10 best-paying tech companies that offer at least $100,000 a year in salary.
Intel is responsible for ushering in the age of faster computers. It’s central processing units are the gold standard in the industry. The company has been struggling in recent years as more consumers move away from traditional desktops and laptops in favor of mobile devices.
Experienced median pay: $118,000
High job satisfaction: 72% of employees
Symantec is known for creating world-class computer security products that are trusted by consumers and business owners. The company is headquartered in Mountainview, California, putting it smack dab in the middle of the technology revolution.
Experienced median pay: $119,000
High job satisfaction: 74% of employees
Cisco Systems is headquartered in San Jose, California. The company manufactures and sells networking equipment. It is currently the largest networking company in the world.
Experienced median pay: $124,000
High job satisfaction: 75% of employees