What Are 20 of the Top Tech Companies Paying Engineers?

Here’s a sampling of engineering salaries at 20 top software and hardware companies.
  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Texas Instruments

    Jobsite, Glassdoor, has collected research on the major employers for engineers. In the following slides, you can see how the companies stack up for engineers. We’ve included some of the largest engineering employers, and we show a sampling of engineering salaries.

    You’ll also find Glassdoor’s employer rating of each company on a 5-point scale, as well as comments pro and con from employees.

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, GE, General Electric

     GE

    Glassdoor rating: 3.7 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Mechanical Engineer: $87,944/yr

    Lead Engineer: $100,292/yr

    Engineer: $81,537/yr

     

    Website: www.ge.com

    Headquarters: Boston, MA

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1892

    Type: Company - Public (GE)

    Industry: Enterprise Software & Network Solutions

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Co.

    Glassdoor rating: 3.9 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Product Development Engineer: $92,388/yr

    Financial Analyst: $66,328/yr

    Zone Manager: $63,523/yr

     

    Website: www.ford.com

    Headquarters: Dearborn, MI

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1903

    Type: Company - Public (F)

    Industry: Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Boeing

    Boeing

    Glassdoor rating: 3.6 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Systems Engineer: $98,039/yr

    Software Engineer: $82,585/yr

    Software Engineer III: $104,561/yr

     

    Website: www.boeing.com

    Headquarters: Chicago, IL

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1916

    Type: Company - Public (BA)

    Industry: Aerospace & Defense

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Microsoft

    Microsoft Corp.

    Glassdoor rating: 4.1 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Software Development Engineer: $120,380/yr

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET): $111,606/yr

    Program Manager: $124,435/yr

     

    Website: www.microsoft.com

    Headquarters: Redmond, WA

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1975

    Type: Company - Public (MSFT)

    Industry: Computer Hardware & Software

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

    Competitors: Google, Amazon, Apple

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Cisco

    Cisco Systems

    Glassdoor rating: 4.0 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Software Engineer: $112,841/yr

    Software Engineer IV: $132,640/yr

    Software Engineer III: $112,796/yr

     

    Website: www.cisco.com

    Headquarters: San Jose, CA

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1984

    Type: Company - Private

    Industry: Computer Hardware & Software

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

    Employee comments:

    Pros

    -Extremely supportive coworkers (the most helpful people I know)
    -The benefits are amazing - not just 401K/PTO/Health Insurance, but Cisco has so many continued learning events and resources, 5 days VTO (volunteer time off) to give back, employee resource organizations to get involved with, on site gym (with awesome classes) and healthcare facilities, plus a lot of on-site events to promote cross-collaboration with other groups.
    - The pay is amazing.
    - Very communicative and transparent with all changes/considerations. We have monthly All-Hands via Cisco TV where our CEO and much of the C-Suite are updating us on the latest happenings in the company.
    - Very supportive leadership in ensuring you are set up for success and continually helping you to identify and plan for future roles you may want to take on.Show Less

    Cons

    - The commute/traffic to RTP.
    - Like many large companies, there are a lot of old tools, processes, and systems that you have to use to do your job. They are working hard to consolidate them though!
    - Again, with many other large companies, layoffs can happen (but Cisco did put on an internal career fair the last time for those being displaced to try and refill open positions based on skillsets of those that were impacted.)

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Texas Instruments, TI

    Texas Instruments

    Glassdoor rating 4.0 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Electrical Design Engineer: $108,955/yr

    Product Engineer: $90,210/yr

    Applications Engineer: $96,009/yr

     

    Website: www.ti.com

    Headquarters: Dallas, TX

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1930

    Type: Company - Public (TXN)

    Industry: Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

     

    Employee comments:

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Good work-life balance
    Challenging and fast-paced

    Cons

    Big learning curve at first

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Apple

    Apple

    Glassdoor rating: 4.0 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Specialist - Hourly: $17/hr

    Software Engineer: $132,829/yr

    Mac Specialist (Apple Store) - Hourly: $14/hr

     

    Website: www.apple.com

    Headquarters: Cupertino, CA

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1976

    Type: Company - Public (AAPL)

    Industry: Computer Hardware & Software

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Intel

    Intel Corp.

    Glassdoor rating: 3.9 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Software Engineer: $101,559/yr

    Electronics Engineer: $110,063/yr

    Process Engineer: $107,061/yr

     

    Website: www.intel.com

    Headquarters: Santa Clara, CA

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1968

    Type: Company - Public (INTC)

    Industry: Computer Hardware & Software

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, SpaceX

    SpaceX

    Glassdoor rating 4.2 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Structures Engineer: $86,999/yr

    Propulsion Engineer: $91,920/yr

    Manufacturing Engineer: $85,925/yr

     

    Website: www.spacex.com

    Headquarters: Hawthorne, CA

    Size: 5001 to 10000 employees

    Founded: 2002

    Type: Company - Private

    Industry: Aerospace & Defense

    Revenue: Unknown / Non-Applicable

    Competitors: United Launch Alliance, Orbital Sciences, Arianespace

     

    Employee comments:

    Pros

    Awesome projects, atmosphere and company mission.

    Cons

    Lots of work and stress.

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Caterpillar

    Caterpillar

    Glassdoor rating: 3.6 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Engineer: $87,563/yr

    Senior Design Engineer: $98,454/yr

    Senior Associate Engineer: $79,549/yr

     

    Website: www.caterpillar.com

    Headquarters: Deerfield, IL

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1925

    Type: Company - Public (CAT)

    Industry: Industrial Manufacturing

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, GM, General Motors

    General Motors

    Glassdoor rating 3.4 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Software Developer: $71,969/yr

    Senior Project Engineer: $112,828/yr

    Design Release Engineer: $84,213/yr

     

    Website: www.gm.com

    Headquarters: Detroit, MI

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1908

    Type: Company - Public (GM)

    Industry: Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

    Employee comments:

    Pros

    GM is an excellent company to work from. The benefits are great and leaership is transparent and honest

    Cons

    The automotive industry has its ups and downs

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Amazon

    Amazon

    Glassdoor rating: 3.8 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Software Development Engineer II: $134,877/yr

    Software Development Engineer I: $106,777/yr

    Warehouse Associate - Hourly: $15/hr

     

    Website: www.amazon.jobs

    Headquarters: Seattle, WA

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1994

    Type: Company - Public (AMZN)

    Industry: Internet

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

     

    Employee comments:

    Pros

    - You can learn a lot very quickly in a very short time
    - Surrounded with nothing but incredibly smart and driven individuals.
    - Compensation is well beyond my expectations, and more than suitable.
    - Exciting projects all across the company that keep you interested and focused.
    - Amazon is changing the world.

    Cons

    - Can be overwhelming, very steep learning curve
    - Can be difficult to keep up if you are not self motivated

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Honeywell

    Honeywell

    Glassdoor rating: 3.6 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Senior Engineer: $107,084/yr

    Project Manager: $101,108/yr

    Senior Software Engineer: $107,396/yr

     

    Website: www.honeywell.com

    Headquarters: Charlotte, NC

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1885

    Type: Company - Public (HON)

    Industry: Computer Hardware & Software

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

    Employee comments:

    Pros

    The process of entering to the company is very exciting, you will learn about the company in every step, while you are getting involved in your daily work.

    Cons

    There are tons of information that you have to manage in a few days, but when you are done, you can enjoy the journey.

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, IBM

    IBM

    Glassdoor rating: 3.6 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Senior Consultant: $99,375/yr

    Managing Consultant: $132,235/y

    Computer Programmer: $77,391/yr

     

    Website: www.ibm.com

    Headquarters: Armonk, NY

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1911

    Type: Company - Public (IBM)

    Industry: IT Services

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin

    Glassdoor rating: 3.7 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Software Engineer: $80,274/yr

    Systems Engineer: $80,858/yr

    Senior Software Engineer: $103,484/yr

     

    Website: www.lockheedmartin.com

    Headquarters: Bethesda, MD

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1995

    Type: Company - Public (LMT)

    Industry: Aerospace & Defense

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

     

    Employee comments:

    Pros

    High level of integrity throughout the company, open communications, and sincere interest in doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I need to come up with twenty words of cons. When in reality after 41+ years in IT, I have no cons for Lockheed Martin. They are not perfect, but highly acceptable.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I have is, possibly, try very hard simplify processes. The processes are accurate and extremely detailed. Some could be less detailed.

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Google

    Google

    Glassdoor rating: 4.3 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Software Engineer: $131,751/yr

    Senior Software Engineer: $172,254/yr

    Software Engineer III: $144,347/yr

     

    Website: www.google.com

    Headquarters: Mountain View, CA

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1998

    Type: Company - Public (GOOG)

    Industry: Internet

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

    Competitors: Microsoft, Apple, Facebook

     

    Employee comments:

    Pros

    Work that matters. Google employees are motivated by the fact that they believe their work has a positive impact on the lives of others.

    Cons

    It's a big company with inexperienced management.

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Northrup Grumman

    Northrup Grumman

    Glassdoor rating: 3.7 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Software Engineer: $78,099/yr

    Systems Engineer: $90,602/yr

    Software Engineer II: $86,064/yr

     

    Website:www.northropgrumman.com

    Headquarters: Falls Church, VA

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1939

    Type: Company - Public (NOC)

    Industry: Aerospace & Defense

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

     

    Employee comments;

    Pros

    Huge company creates the ability to change jobs and job fields many times and never have to leave company. Encourages work life balance, embraces knowledge growth and sharing, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Huge company causes lack of individual contribution acknowledgement, lack if ability to address personnel issues and problem people aren't gotten rid of or corrected in a timely manner.

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Raytheon

    Raytheon

    Glassdoor rating 3.6 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Software Engineer II: $81,475/yr

    Senior Software Engineer II: $114,865/yr

    Systems Engineer II: $83,062/yr

     

    Website: www.raytheon.com

    Headquarters: Waltham, MA

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1922

    Type: Company - Public (RTN)

    Industry: Aerospace & Defense

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

     

    Employee comments:

    Pros

    Challenging work and the people are great!

    Cons

    Decisions and progress can be slow. (common to the industry)

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Oracle

    Oracle

    Glassdoor rating: 3.4 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Software Engineer: $117,941/yr

    Programmer Analyst: $74,900/yr

    Software Engineer III: $117,211/yr

     

    Website: www.oracle.com

    Headquarters: Redwood City, CA

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1977

    Type: Company - Public (ORCL)

    Industry: Enterprise Software & Network Solutions

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

     

    Employee comments:

    Pros

    Smart People
    Great Compensation
    Awesome Benefits
    Ever-Evolving Technology
    Competitive

    Cons

    Really not a con, but it is intense. You do not come here to graze. Time is your enemy. This is the pro-league so be prepared to be at the top of your game at all times.

  • engineering, engineers, engineering jobs, engineering salaries, Qualcomm

    Qualcomm

    Glassdoor rating: 3.8 out of 5

    Salaries:

    Software Engineer: $101,503/yr

    Senior Software Engineer: $113,563/yr

    Senior Hardware Engineer: $127,483/yr

     

    Website: www.qualcomm.com

    Headquarters: San Diego, CA

    Size: 10000+ employees

    Founded: 1985

    Type: Company - Public (QCOM)

    Industry: Computer Hardware & Software

    Revenue: $10+ billion (USD) per year

    Competitors: Intel Corporation, MediaTek, Broadcom

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News . Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

 

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