Shockingly High Salaries At Tech Startups

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The word "startup" for many people conjures up images of a newly formed tech company filled with young, not-too-well paid staffers who are hoping their stock options might be worth something someday.

But that's changing -- at least in tech hotspots, such as Silicon Valley, according to a new online interactive tool by financial adviser Wealthfront (via CNet). The tool, which includes data supplied by nearly 8,400 "non-executives" at 135 privately held technology companies, shows that workers with skills in short supply -- such as software engineers -- can earn six-figure salaries as startups compete to attract and keep talented employees.