The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

Last week we brought you the 20 highest paying unicorns, based on median annual salary for all employees. This time around, we centered our search on the unicorns paying best for programmers.

We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboardand then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns for software engineering jobs.

In our previous report, we revealed cloud-based big data company Cloudera paid the best overall. Dropbox now takes the top spot when narrowing it down to engineering wages with a median annual base salary of $144,573, followed by Jawbone ($141,224) and Cloudera ($139,217) to round out the top three.

*This report is based on unicorn companies from the CrunchBase list that have at least 15 salary reports for software engineers, as reported on Glassdoor as of 11/13/15. The annual base salary reports must have been submitted in U.S. dollars by full-time employees.