Splunk pays its typical worker more than $256,000 – and it's not Facebook, Google or Intel
The highest-paying big Bay Area tech employer isn't a behemoth like Google, Salesforce or Intel. It's not even Facebook, although the typical worker at the Menlo Park social media giant takes home a whopping $240,430 annual salary.
It's Splunk Inc. — the fast-growing data-processing software firm that's doubling its Bay Area footprint and recently leased an entire new office building at San Jose’s Santana Row project.
The median worker at Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) makes a $256,370 per year, according to its public company filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That's almost $16,000 more than your typical Facebook worker makes and an amazing $43,000 more than what the median Googler takes home. (Median pay means half of the company’s employees, not including the CEO, make less, and half make more.)