What Silicon Valley Tech Jobs Pay the Highest Salaries?

For 2017, product development engineer heads the list of highest paying tech jobs; machine learning engineer salaries are climbing fast

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Indeed.com just released its 2017 Silicon Valley salary survey, looking at which tech jobs command the highest average pay over the past year, according to job openings posted on the job search firm’s website from November 2016 through October 2017.

Product development engineer claimed the No. 1 spot, with an average salary of US $173,570, and director of product management was just a few dollars behind, with an average salary of $173,556.

Meanwhile, dev ops manager, machine learning engineer, and cloud engineer salaries are climbing fast, the data showed. All three categories hadn’t previously made the top 20. This year, dev ops manager ranked fourth, at $166,488; machine learning engineer ranked 13th at $149,519, and cloud engineer ranked 17th at $146,900.

The entire top 20 is in the table below.

Top 20 jobs in Silicon Valley, as ranked by average yearly salary, November 2016 through October 2017, according to Indeed.com

Rank Job Title Annual Salary
1 Product development engineer $173,570
2 Director of product management $173,556
3 Data warehouse architect $169,836
4 DevOps manager $166,488
5 Senior architect $161,124
6 Principal software engineer $160,326
7 Senior solutions architect $158,329
8 Principal Java developer $156,402
9 Senior software architect $154,944
10 Platform engineer $154,739
11 Senior SQL developer $154,161
12 Senior C developer $152,903
13 Machine learning engineer $149,519
14 Software engineering manager $148,937
15 Software architect $148,171
16 Cloud engineer $146,900
17 Senior product manager $146,277
18 DevOps engineer $146,222
19 Senior back end developer $144,306
20 JavaScript developer $142,185

Updated 1 February 2018

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