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Your salary is probably a fraction of what first-year workers earn in Silicon Valley

The average annual salary for a first-year worker at a Silicon Valley technology firm is likely more than $105,000, Bloomberg reports, plus a nearly $13,000 stock bonus and almost $26,000 cash bonus.

The national average salary is $48,098, according to the Social Security Administration.

And just to twist the knife a little further, another study found Silicon Valley interns earn a median $6,800 monthly, which annualizes to $81,600.