- Texas has long been a major tech hub, home to giants like Dell and known for a dynamic startup ecosystem that rivals Silicon Valley.
- Major technology companies, including Silicon Valley behemoths like Google, Cisco, IBM, SAP, Microsoft and Oracle have expanded their operations in Texas, including in cities like Austin.
- For example, Google hired a customer sales engineer with a salary of $114,000 to $214,000, while Oracle hired a senior developer with a salary of $129,000 to $225,000.
- Here’s a survey of what Oracle, IBM, Dell, SAP, Cisco, Google, and Microsoft pay new hires in Texas, based on disclosure data for permanent and temporary workers filed with the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification in 2019.
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Texas has long been seen as a major tech hub. It’s the established home to tech giants like Dell, and has more recently earned a reputation for having a vibrant startup ecosystem that’s coming to rival Silicon Valley.
In fact, major technology companies, including Silicon Valley behemoths like Google, Cisco and Oracle have expanded their operations in Texas, particularly in and around cities like Austin and Dallas.
The Texas tech industry has “evolved exponentially over the past five to six years just based on the companies we have planting roots here and the influx of tech companies coming in,” Ashley Jennings, managing director of the Texas Innovation Center at the University of Texas at Austin, told Business Insider.
Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s 2019 disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers to find out what six major players in enterprise tech — Oracle, IBM, SAP, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft and Google — pay tech talent in key roles including engineers, developers and data scientists in Texas.
Companies are required to disclose information, such as salary ranges, when they hire foreign workers under the H1-B visa program, giving insight into what these major companies are willing to shell out for talent.
Here’s how much these top enterprise technology companies paid employees hired in Texas in 2020:
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