Top 5 Jobs in Silicon Valley | How Much Do They Pay?

Top 5 Jobs in Silicon Valley | How Much Do They Pay?

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Famous Companies in Silicon Valley
Famous Companies in Silicon Valley


The top 5 jobs in Silicon Valley are out. And the one that pays the most is NOT the most wanted job.

I am only 5-years old. Chances are … okay, most certainly they will change … but it will be interesting to come back and read this post in about 20 years to see what people wanted to do when I was kindergarten compared to what I want to do now (then) that I am out of school and hunting.

# 5 – Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer – $120,000/year.

These guys write the language that companies are building their web apps with. Whatever that means.

# 4 – Data Scientist – $150,000 – $250,000

A few years before we couldn’t find the answer. Now we get so many answers to the same question that someone has to help us know which answer we want. Lots and lots of information available. Now, how do we did through all that to find what we want.

# 3 – VP of Engineering – $175,000

This guy or gal gets all the little engineers on the same page. Herding cats comes to mind.

# 2 – Senior iOS software engineer – $130,000 – $140,000

1.5 – 2 years can make you a senior engineer. iOS is not that old.

# 1 – Facebook Intern – $20,000 for 10 weeks.

Bonus points for Stanford and UC Berkeley students for being nearby. Do well, and they might keep you AFTER you graduate. FB recruits from the top 15 computer science schools.

I wonder if I will be able to find this post 15-20 years from now when I am looking for a job. It’ll be interesting to see what has changed and what hasn’t, no?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.


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