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Facebook Has Youngest, Most Satisfied, Most Stressed Out Workforce

A new survey has found that Facebook has the youngest, most satisfied workforce among all big US tech companies.

The survey was conducted by search firm PayScale and involved interviews with people employed by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Dell, Google, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Intel and IBM.

According to the survey, the median age at Facebook was 26; the company’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is just 27 years old. Facebook had the highest percentage of female workers at 33 percent.

The median salary at Facebook was at $59,100 per year, 49 percent higher than the US national average. Employees at Facebook get 13 percent more than what they could get at similar jobs in other tech firms.

Facebook employees also were the most satisfied, but they were also the most stressed. This is because Facebook is always trying to make the web more social and compete with search engines.

"Not only do many of the large tech companies pay their typical employees well into the six figures - not surprising given the large number of well-paid engineers on staff - they also pay a premium of as much as 23 percent above typical pay for the same kind of employees working at 'normal’ companies," said Dr. Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at PayScale in a statement on PR Web (opens in new tab).