Geek Love: Companies That Pay Software Engineers the Most

By Bloomberg Rankings and Marcus Chan - 2013-10-25T21:27:38Z

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5. Twitter

The six-year-old short-messaging company, which is seeking as much as $1.4 billion in the largest Internet IPO since Facebook, paid its software engineers an average base salary of $124,863. Of course, if that's not enough, there are plenty of employees looking to becoming paper millionaires when the company goes public.