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- Business Insider crunched the numbers to see what salaries Facebook pays for certain key roles.
- The company discloses salary offers in visa applications, which are subsequently made public by the US government.
- The data offers a peek at what the tech giant pays its workers, from engineers to product managers and lawyers.
- You can also explore how Facebook’s salaries rank up against other tech giants like Apple, Amazon, Google, and Tesla here.
Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $107 billion, but one of the lowest salaries at Facebook.
Not including security and plane costs, the company he founded only pays him $1 a year in base salary.
Meanwhile, many of Facebook’s other employees — from software engineers to product managers, copywriters, and lawyers — can expect to make a comfortable six figures.
But how much exactly?
Business Insider reviewed salary data published by the US government to understand exactly how much employees at Facebook get paid in the US. The data is drawn from visa applications submitted by companies each year, who are required to say exactly how much they intend to pay each worker if their application is approved.
The data has limitations: It shows workers’ would-be base salaries, not including stock grants. And it only gives visibility into a company’s salaries where the company is trying to hire foreign workers for that role; if Facebook has never tried to hire a tax analyst on a visa, for example, it won’t offer any insight into how much they get paid.
But companies are legally required to pay foreign workers the same wages they are for domestic hires — meaning the data offers a window into what Facebook is paying a huge range of roles across its organisation, from engineering to design.
Keep reading to see the wages Facebook pays for certain key jobs, or click here to explore the full dataset for Facebook, and to see how it compares to Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, Google, and other tech giants.
Data and engineering
- Data scientist: $110,659 to $216,331
- Software engineer: $110,000 to $280,000
- Data engineer: $110,000 to $195,424
- Research scientist: $135,000 to $250,527
- Engineering manager: $171,000 to $280,000
- Technical program manager: $111,636 to $225,000
- Production engineer: $110,000 to $221,597
- Director, engineering: $284,200 to $345,221
- Analytics lead: $155,000
- Product designer: $105,000 to $199,355
- Front end engineer: $110,000 to 225,000
- Product manager: $110,000 to $240,000
- Security engineer: $115,000 to $215,000
Hardware and networks
- ASIC & FPGA Engineer: $145,000 to $205,000
- Electrical engineer: $125,000 to $205,000
- Optical scientist: $140,000 to $180,359
- Hardware engineer: $155,000 to $208,192
- Network engineer: $78,499 to $180,000
- VP, AR/VR partnerships: $425,000
Policy, content, research
- Content strategist: $115,000 to $180,000
- Copywriter: $186,376
- Policy programs manager: $150,000
- SMB creative specialist: $112,172
- VP, Global Affairs & Communications: $655,500
- UX researcher: $120,000 to $162,000
Business, management, other
- Product marketing manager: $110,779 to $205,680
- Finance manager: $145,000 to $180,000
- HR business partner: $153,000 to $220,500
- Business analyst: $130,000 to $201,676
- Events manager: $143,343
- Security analyst: $145,089
- Lead counsel: $210,000
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