- We identified entry-level jobs at the most valuable companies in the US that pay $100,000 or more.
- Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Facebook pay six figures for these eight roles, according to our analysis of federal data and job postings.
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Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Facebook — the most valuable technology companies in the US — pay as much as six-figures for jobs that require no professional experience, according to a Business Insider analysis of federal data and job postings.
American companies have to disclose salaries when they apply for visas on behalf of current or prospective foreign workers. The Office of Foreign Labor Certification publishes the salaries every year.
Using this data, we analyzed salaries for more than 20,000 active foreign-worker visas at the country’s most valuable technology companies and compared titles with job postings to find entry-level roles paying more than $100,000.
While it’s not a comprehensive look because it only includes data for foreign workers, it gives rare insight into how much the companies pay. Companies generally doesn’t disclose or discuss employee compensation, except for regulatory requirements to disclose pay for top executives.
We defined entry-level to mean either jobs available to new college graduates, or postings without any education requirements altogether. We included any titles in this list for which we found current, entry-level job postings.
It’s worth noting some of the titles — for example “software engineer” or “program manager” – can be used to represent a wide-range of experience levels, and therefore a wide range of salaries.
Here are eight entry-level jobs paying six figures at Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook: