You might be surprised to learn that almost half of the jobs at tech companies aren’t tech-related at all.
According to a Glassdoor report, 43% of the jobs currently being hired in tech companies are non-tech roles. However, the composition of tech vs. non-tech roles varies by company, as shown in the graph depicting the percentage of tech openings below.
Here’s a list of the average salaries of the 10 highest-paying non-technical jobs in the world of tech, according to Glassdoor data:
9. Finance manager: $117,200
A finance manager controls the financial operations within a company, usually including payroll, transactions, and other purchases. In general, they’re responsible for portions of the company’s accounting.
4. Legal counsel: $144,200
Legal counsel is crucial for any business — a team of legal experts is necessary to draft contracts, review deals, and make sure that the company is staying on the right side of labor and employment laws or other regulations.
3. Corporate counsel: $147,500
Corporate counsel is a little higher up the ladder than legal counsel. This is where you might get involved in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, or helping secure financing for the company.
1. General counsel: $207,800
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General counsel, sometimes also called the chief legal officer, is the highest-ranking lawyer at a company. The general counsel sets the company’s legal strategy, which can include choosing litigation to pursue, big changes to employment contracts, and other important matters.