Starting tech job with great pay? Try Microsoft, at $91.5K

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    Jun 22, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2012/06/starting-tech-job-with-great-pay-try.html

    Want a starting tech job with great pay? Try Microsoft Corp., which has an average starting salary for those with zero to five years experience of $91,500 per year.

    That's according to Payscale, which reports that Microsoft's starting salary is the highest in the tech industry but Amazon.com Inc., at No. 6, isn't too bad either, at $73,300. Payscale adds that after 10 years, you could could be making $136,000 at Microsoft and $130,000 at Amazon, but leading that category is Google Inc., where you could be making $158,000 after 10 years.

    Microsoft benefits include a health club membership and paternity leave and Payscale notes that Amazon's "casual dress" policy is a benefit.
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    Jun 22, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    My best friends are interning at google and Microsoft. The on at google is having a lot ,more fun
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    Jun 22, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    It isn't easy getting a direct job at Microsoft. Easier to get a contractor job there.

    In any case, a lot of your friends depend on you not sucking at it, so be amazing.

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    Jun 22, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidEveryone knows the best jobs are at the Federal government. icon_wink.gif
    Until the govt cuts back.
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    Jun 22, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    Best jobs are at the sauna icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 22, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    I want to work for Google or nVidia when I am done with school...
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    Jun 22, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    Getting a job at Microsoft or Google if you're a techie is like getting a job at Goldman Sachs if you're a finance guy.

    Yes, they may pay a lot, but if you get the job it's because you deserve that kind of pay, not because you just got lucky. They hire the best of the best.
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    Jun 22, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidGetting a job at Microsoft or Google if you're a techie is like getting a job at Goldman Sachs if you're a finance guy.

    Yes, they may pay a lot, but if you get the job it's because you deserve that kind of pay, not because you just got lucky. They hire the best of the best.

    They didn't mention the education split between bachelors, masters, and PhD's. Definitely a misleading article.

    I thought I hit the jackpot once in my particular field. It didn't turn out that way.