Big Tech salaries revealed: This is what developers, engineers, and product managers make at Google, Apple, Meta, and Amazon – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

Big Tech salaries revealed: This is what developers, engineers, and product managers make at Google, Apple, Meta, and Amazon

Business Insider analyzed salary data for workers at top tech companies.

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Insider analyzed salary data for thousands of workers to reveal how much large tech companies pay.
We crunched the numbers for companies including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.
The data from US companies report in foreign workers’ visa applications sheds light on compensation.

While many big US technology companies have experienced layoffs earlier this year, they’re making a comeback as they post impressive growth.

In March, the tech-industry association CompTIA reported that the projected rate for tech jobs over the next decade is nearly twice the national jobs rate. It projected over 270,000 net new tech jobs this year. 

Companies are required to disclose information including salary (or, in some cases, salary ranges) when they hire foreign workers under the H-1B visa program, giving insight into what these tech giants are willing to shell out for talent.

So, to get a sense of what salaries in the industry are like these days, Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers to find out what companies pay employees in key roles, including engineers, designers, and salespeople.

When you’re done checking out this industry data, take a look at Insider’s searchable database of over 250,000 salaries from more than 250 companies so you can know how much you should be paid.

Google’s software engineers can make more than $300,000.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

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Google is often touted as one of the best places to work, with compensation to match.

A software engineer was offered $325,000, and a senior vice president recently took in an annual salary of $1,000,000, according to visa application data. And according to leaked salary data, a software engineer was paid $718,000, and an engineering manager was paid $400,000.

Here’s a look at many other positions and how much they pay across Google.

Here’s a look at salaries, equity, and bonuses Googlers reported making, according to leaked data

The company’s Cloud business has been aggressively building out its workforce as it tries to catch its larger cloud rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Here’s a peek at the salaries Google Cloud pays US-based engineers, managers, and more.

Amazon’s senior software development managers can make up to $340,000.
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy

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Amazon has continued hiring for technical and business talent to support its e-commerce and dominant cloud-computing businesses. Lately though, it’s requiring most employees to return to the office or relocate to their teams’ nearest offices, making RTO exceptions rare.

Insider reviewed H-1B visa application data that Amazon applied for in 2022 to reveal how much it paid software developers, data scientists, marketers, salespeople, business analysts, and more. The most senior software development engineers can make nearly $300,000, and senior software development managers can make up to $340,000.

Check out the details here.

Amazon’s cloud software engineers can make over $260,000.
Adam Selipsky, the Amazon Web Services boss.

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Amazon’s cloud unit, now run by Adam Selipsky, has continued hiring for technical and business talent to support its dominant cloud-computing business.

Insider reviewed H-1B visa application data that Amazon’s cloud unit applied for in 2022 to reveal how much it paid software developers, data scientists, marketers, salespeople, business analysts, and more. The highest-paid employees, according to that data, can make as much as $261,500 in base salary.

Check out the details here.

Senior director jobs at Apple can pay over $400,000.
Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple closed another successful year in September 2022, generating $394.3 billion in revenue from sales of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices and services.

Apple became the first company to hit $3 trillion in market value last year after being the first to reach the $1 trillion and $2 trillion marks — and Apple is bringing on a cadre of visa-holding overseas workers to help it.

The highest-paid person in the second quarter 2022 work-visa application data is a senior director who was offered $415,000

Check out the salaries Apple pays for positions such as software developers, electrical engineers, computer and information systems managers, and statisticians.

Apple’s advertising is legendary, and its broader marketing efforts are integral to the company’s success. The iPhone maker regularly gets attention for its cinematic campaigns. The company sponsors visas for a range of well-paid marketing jobs. 

Here are the salaries of advertising- and marketing-focused roles at Apple and other tech giants including Airbnb and Facebook.

A Meta software engineer can make $290,000.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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Employees of Meta, formerly called Facebook,consistently make well into the six figures. Software engineers and engineering managers can make as much as $290,000. A product manager makes as much as $280,000. 

While it embraced remote work in the last couple of years, lately Meta has made its policies on returning to the office stricter, saying workers may lose their jobs if they don’t go to the office three times a week.

Here are all the latest data on Meta salaries.

Microsoft’s highest-paying jobs include software engineers, sales managers, and researchers.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.

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We analyzed Microsoft’s  active foreign-worker visas in 2022 to find the titles with the highest salaries and provided a salary range for each role. The highest salary we found, for a business planner, was $310,000.

In internal Microsoft surveys obtained by Insider, 48% of staff said in July that they would stay at Microsoft if they were offered a comparable position with similar pay and benefits at another company. This is down from 68% in January.

Here’s the full list of jobs and salaries, covering positions such as cloud-solution architect, silicon engineer, and software engineers.

SpaceX may offer ‘mediocre’ salaries, but it compensates employees in other ways
SpaceX is reportedly hoping to increase its valuation with a new sale of employee stock.

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Elon Musk‘s rocket company SpaceX has a reputation for long hours and “mediocre” salaries. 

However, the business has other ways of compensating employees. 

One outside investor in SpaceX told Insider the company has a smart way of giving employees liquidity. He said SpaceX’s financial system — what the Los Angeles Times once described as an “internal stock market” — not only helps staff get paid above and beyond their salary and keeps them working hard but also gives SpaceX precise control over people who owns pieces of the company.

Read more about how SpaceX employees get company stock here.

 

 

Senior DoorDash jobs in engineering and sales make upwards of $250,000
DoorDash CEO Tony Xu

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DoorDash’s service has become a staple for households around the country. The company is getting into rapid grocery delivery and expanding overseas, and it has been paying to attract the right employees for these growing ambitions.

A software engineer at DoorDash can make over $245,000 in annual salary, according to compensation data compiled by Insider. And computer and information systems managers 
can make $260,000 a year.

These high salaries across technical and business roles reflect the company’s need to attract talent as it competes against big rivals. 

See many other DoorDash jobs and salaries here.

Intel engineering managers can make more than $260,000.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger.

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Intel is battling slowing revenue growth, shrinking margins, and rising competition from Taiwan Semiconductor, AMD, Nvidia, and others.

There’s also a semiconductor shortage to contend with, while marquee customers like Apple are designing their own chips.

For all of this, Intel relies on scientists, researchers, managers, marketers, and different types of software and hardware engineers.

The highest-paid people in the work-visa application data set from second quarter of 2022 are two engineering managers in California who were each offered $263,952.

Here’s a peek at the salaries Intel pays some of these employees, based on roles from visa applications that the company filed with authorities.

Software engineers at Salesforce can make over $300,000.
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Salesforce builds cloud software to help companies manage their customers.

Insider analyzed H-1B visas Salesforce applied for in 2022 to find out how much it paid workers in areas like engineering, data analytics, and product management. Software engineers can make more than $300,000 in salary, the data showed.

Here’s the full list of positions and pay.

Snap offers base salaries ranging from $50,000 to $500,000.
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel.

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Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has ambitions in areas like AI, augmented reality, and short-form video.

In 2021, Snap offered annual base salaries ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 for various roles, according to data from H-1B visa applications analyzed by Business Insider.

Check out all the Snap jobs and pay here.

TikTok engineering managers take home up to $438,000.
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew

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ByteDance and its subsidiary TikTok, the social media app that has skyrocketed in popularity, paid employees $29 an hour to $438,000 a year from late 2020 to late 2022, according to approved foreign labor certification applications reviewed by Insider.

Technology roles trended toward the high end of the pay scale, with engineering managers taking home up to $438,000 annually.

Here are the salaries of product, engineering, data science, research, monetization and other roles at TikTok and ByteDance.

OpenAI says research engineers can expect $200,000 to $370,000 in base compensation.
Sam Altman, the OpenAI CEO, and an illustration of GPT-4.

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Few industries are blowing up like artificial intelligence and big data, as OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot helped kick off a major demand for generative AI. PitchBook estimated that the generative AI market will reach $42.6 billion in 2023 and $98 billion by 2026. All that investment fuels an equally explosive jobs market. 

Insider analyzed a mix of compensation data from company job postings and Levels.fyi, an open database where engineers can submit their compensation information, as well as insight gleaned from speaking with individuals in the industry, to find out what tech companies pay engineers, researchers, and other professionals in the field of big data and machine learning.

Here’s salary data for AI roles in companies like Google, Microsoft, OpenAI, and Nvidia.

Tesla software engineers can make over $175,000.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk

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Tesla has been a leader in building electric vehicles. Lately, it has cut its car prices for the Model S and Model X as it faces more competition in the EV market. It has also entered the electric pickup truck segment with its Cybertruck.

According to visa application data from late 2020 to mid-2021, staff software development engineers can make over $175,000.

Here’s how much Elon Musk pays Tesla’s engineers, managers, and analysts

Engineers at X, formerly called Twitter, made over $300,000 in base salary.
X CEO Linda Yaccarino

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Billionaire Elon Musk took over Twitter in late 2022. Since then, he has changed its name to X and handed over the CEO reins to former NBCUniversal Media executive Linda Yaccarino. More than half of X’s workforce have been laid off or left the company, although the company is now hiring again.

X generates most of its revenue from advertising, but many advertising customers have left since Musk’s takeover. Musk hopes to rebrand X into an “everything app”, with features for payments and long-form videos. Still, it sees competition from companies like Meta, which recently launched a direct rival called Threads.

According to visa application data from the second quarter of 2022 when Twitter was still a public company, engineers can make over $300,000 in base salary.

See how much analysts, managers, and other employees get paid at the social media company

Uber competes with the biggest Silicon Valley companies, and its salaries show that.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

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Though Uber has gone through rounds of job cuts in recent years, its compensation for many full-time positions is competitive with the biggest Silicon Valley tech firms.

Senior engineers can earn salaries of $345,000, while data scientists and senior product managers can pull in over $170,000, excluding any equity or bonus.

Check out the full list of Uber positions and salaries here.

Most salaries at Dell are in the six-figure range — with some exceptions
Dell CEO Michael Dell.

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Heightened demand for hardware during the pandemic led to record earnings for companies like Dell despite supply chain woes. Some employees reaped nearly $200,000 for their part in the company’s boom.

While senior-level roles tend to be top earners, an Insider analysis of 381 approved H-1B visas for Dell workers found that a technical staff member in software engineering based in Texas earned $198,083.

It’s a top range salary, but many other roles across engineering, analyst and sales positions earned at least six figures — with exceptions, like some business and sales analysts. 

Here’s how much Dell paid US-based engineering, analyst, product-management, and sales roles.

HPE employees designing software earn up to $232,259
Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Antonio Neri.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s next move, through partnerships like one with networking startup Pensando, is developing hardware that will help the enterprise process data close to where it lives.

It’s heavily investing in its staff to do so. Insider analyzed approved visas for HPE workers and found software employees throughout California, North Carolina and Texas consistently earning $160,000 to $232,259.

See the full list of HPE engineers, managers, and sales salaries.

Instacart engineering managers can make over $200,000.
Instacart CEO Fidji Simo

Instacart

Instacart under CEO Fidji Simo is doubling down on working with grocery stores for its delivery service. 

An engineering manager makes $240,000 in salary; senior software engineers make upwards of $190,000. On the business side, an account executive makes $160,000.

Check out all the Instacart compensation data Insider compiled here.

IBM employees can make as much as $335,000 in base salary.
IBM CEO Arvind Krishna.

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Under CEO Arvind Krishna, IBM is trying to reinvent itself for the cloud-computing era, dominated so far by Amazon, Microsoft, Alibaba, and Google.

IBM’s 2019 purchase of the open-source-software firm Red Hat for $34 billion was a defining moment when the company bet big on hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence. Part of IBM’s reinvention includes growing its 350,000-strong employee base to add engineering talent in cloud, hybrid cloud, and AI, as well as in fields like strategy, consulting, and business analysis.

Insider analyzed the 241 H-1B visas IBM applied for in 2021 to find out what it pays engineers, business analysts and consultants, digital strategists, and more. The highest-paid IBM employees can make as much as $335,000 in base salary, according to that data.

Check out all the jobs and salaries here.

Engineering roles at Lyft range make between $122,000 and $189,100
Logan Green, Lyft cofounder and CEO.

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Lyft may be the second place ridesharing company by revenue, but employee salaries are still on par with its number one competitor, Uber.

Engineers at Lyft — depending on the speciality — can earn between $122,000 and $189,100, with engineering managers making $235,654. The averages are based on an Insider analysis of salary data from the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification.

Read how much Lyft paid employees across 18 tech and non-tech roles.

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