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The leaked documents show the wages of Google employees

The leaked documents show the wages of Google employees

Software developers in particular can make excellent money at Google.Photo: Cornerstone

The leaked documents are said to show how much Google employees earn in the US.

07/24/2023, 19:0507/24/2023, 20:31

Google employees in the US are not starving. This is suggested by a document intended for internal use Business Insider news portal it was leaked. In an internal salary survey from 2022, more than 12,000 Google employees disclosed their salaries.

Thus, the average salary at Google in the USA was $279,802, based on those employees who indicated their salaries to the internal survey. This also includes all other bonuses such as stock and bonus packages, which can significantly increase your total pay.

From the voluntary information provided by 12,000 out of a total of more than 100,000 employees, it can in no way be deduced that half of the employees at Google earn more than $280,000. But “the table gives us the best idea yet of how much the tech giant is paying its employees,” the news portal writes.

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Software developers reported the highest base salaries in a salary survey. The highest paid developer position in the leaked document has a base salary of $718,000, Business Insider writes. Most software engineers report salaries between $100,000 and $375,000.

In sales, research, lobbying, user experience design, and legal, top salaries ranged from $300,000 to $377,000, according to the report.

Naturally, employees who have worked with Google longer and held higher positions earn more.

Google did not want to comment specifically on the leak to the news portal. A spokeswoman made only a general statement that one offers her employees attractive working conditions.

Higher wages, even compared to Switzerland, can be partly explained by the high cost of living in Silicon Valley and the stiff competition with big tech companies like Apple, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia, and many more. Rents are very high around San Francisco. In addition, the US state of California has one of the The highest income tax rates in the United States.

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai earned $226 million in 2022. Of that, 218 million shares were awarded.

According to the Alphabet Group, it employed approximately 187,000 people at the end of September 2022. At the beginning of 2022, 12,000 job cuts were announced worldwide. Google’s headquarters in Zurich were also affected by job cuts.


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