Although technology stocks aren't known for their dividend prowess, there are several companies that pay above-average yields. We\u2019ve tracked down five tech sector players with attractive yields and other value metrics that are worth considering. You can see a quick summary in the chart below (values were calculated as of the time of this writing).\r\n\r\n\r\nMicrosoft Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFT)\r\n\r\n \tDividend Yield: 1.64% ($1.84 per share)\r\n \tDividend Growth: 15 years\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLast November, Microsoft briefly surpassed Apple and Amazon as Wall Street\u2019s most valuable company \u2013 a title it hadn\u2019t held in 15 years. Though short-lived, Microsoft\u2019s market cap superiority reflected the company\u2019s resurgence under the direction of Satya Nadella. The software giant has become a major player in the cloud computing market, with its Azure platform generating massive growth in recent years. For the second straight quarter, Azure\u2019s revenue grew 76%. The company\u2019s \u201cIntelligent Cloud\u201d category as a whole booked $9.4 billion in sales, up 20%.\r\n\r\nMicrosoft\u2019s dividend yield is much higher than the tech sector average of 0.99%. Double-digit revenue growth, favourable PE ratios relative to its peers and an expanding cloud\/blockchain presence make Microsoft a solid opportunity.\r\n\r\n \r\nQualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM)\r\n\r\n \tDividend Yield: 4.59% ($2.53 per share)\r\n \tDividend Growth: 8 years\r\n\r\nWhen it comes to big tech dividends, very few companies measure up to Qualcomm. At 4.59%, Qualcomm\u2019s dividend yield has essentially quadrupled over the past decade. The multinational semiconductor giant distributes roughly two-thirds of its earnings as dividends, guaranteeing high quarterly payouts but likely sacrificing future growth in the process. In its most recent quarter, Qualcomm posted better than expected earnings but said revenues fell short of estimates.\r\n\r\nDespite the mixed results, the company issued positive guidance on its fiscal second-quarter, where it expects to earn between $0.65 and $0.75 per share on a revenue range of $4.4 billion to $5.2 billion.\r\n\r\n \r\nASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML)\r\n\r\n \tDividend Yield: 1.09% ($1.99 per share)\r\n \tDividend Growth: 3 years\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nInvestors on the prowl for high growth and above-average yield will find ASML Holdings an attractive bet. The European semiconductor company has grown its dividend for the last three years, including a 50% spike in 2018. Over the past ten years, ASML payouts have increased tenfold. In 2018, AMSL benefited from strong revenue growth, better than expected earnings and a payout ratio of less than 30%.\r\n\r\nCombined with rising gross margin and large buyback activity, ASML looks poised to offer greater value in the near term. Share prices have also outperformed the Nasdaq over the past five years.\r\n\r\n \r\nVerizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)\r\n\r\n \tDividend Yield: 4.29% ($2.39 per share)\r\n \tDividend Growth: 12 years\r\n\r\nVerizon Communications fell out of favour with some investors last quarter after the company took a $4.6 billion write-down due to its underperforming \u201cOath\u201d media unit. Still, that wasn\u2019t enough for income investors to turn their back on the telecommunications giant. After all, VZ\u2019s dividend yield is more than four times higher than the technology sector average. Although the company missed analysts\u2019 fourth-quarter revenue target, it posted a 30% surge in adjusted net profits.\r\n\r\nVerizon also surprised where it matters most: wireless subscribers. In Q4 alone, the company added 1.2 million wireless net retail postpaid subscribers thanks to a variety of cost-cutting initiatives. The mobile shift to 5G technology \u2013 something Verizon has marketed heavily in recent years \u2013 will likely play into the company\u2019s hands moving forward.\r\n\r\n \r\nApple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)\r\n\r\n \tDividend Yield: 1.67% ($2.93 per share)\r\n \tDividend Growth: 6 years\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nApple may have admitted it has a big China problem after smartphones sales in the world\u2019s second-largest economy slowed, but there\u2019s no denying its emerging status as a major dividend player. The iPhone maker has grown its dividend in each of the last six years while keeping its payout ratio at less than a quarter of net income. Relative to earnings, Apple\u2019s stock price is inexpensive. It\u2019s even more of a bargain when you strip out the $130 billion in excess cash (doing so reduces the company\u2019s PE ratio to 11.5 from 14.2 presently). Aggressive share buyback plans and continued profitability should lead to higher dividends for the foreseeable future.\r\n\r\nWhile China continues to offer strong headwinds, a reprieve in the form of a new free trade agreement with the United States is likely coming. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that a new trade deal looks imminent after both sides made a number of concessions on tariffs and protected industries. That optimism may trickle down to Apple in subsequent quarters.