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|
|6||Principal software engineer||$160,326|
|7||Senior solutions architect||$158,329|
|8||Principal Java developer||$156,402|
|9||Senior software architect||$154,944|
|11||Senior SQL developer||$154,161|
|12||Senior C developer||$152,903|
|13||Machine learning engineer||$149,519|
|14||Software engineering manager||$148,937|
|17||Senior product manager||$146,277|
|19||Senior back end developer||$144,306|
Updated 1 February 2018
Tekla S. Perry is a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., she's been covering the people, companies, and technology that make Silicon Valley a special place for more than 30 years. An IEEE member, she holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.