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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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Photo: iStockphoto 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

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

Updated 1 February 2018

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