- Business Insider crunched the numbers to find out how much Facebook employees get paid.
- The data come from thousands of visa applications filed with and made public by the US government.
- Essentially all key Facebook workers make six figures, but some make much more than others.
Some of the biggest nonexecutive salaries Facebook offers are in its core operations of engineering and marketing.
While Mark Zuckerberg probably has the lowest salary of anyone at the company, set at just $1 a year, he is still the wealthiest person within its walls. Or most walls anywhere — his net worth in 2021 ballooned to roughly $134 billion.
But even those at Facebook who are not Zuckerberg — or one of his very well-paid executives, like Sheryl Sandberg — consistently make well into the six figures. An in-house ad-agency director hired in the past year earns a salary of just over $330,000. An engineering director makes roughly $360,000.
How much exactly do other Facebook workers make?
It depends on the job, of course, but increasingly on where the worker is based, too. A data analyst in California, for example, makes $130,000 to $150,000 a year. One data analyst in Texas makes $128,000, and another $111,000. A software engineer in New York makes $160,000. One in Rhode Island and another in Texas make $118,000 a year.
Business Insider pulled the numbers from thousands of work-visa applications Facebook filed with the US government over the past year. Companies are required to disclose salary information, and the salaries must be the same level a US citizen would get paid if at if they were offered the same job.
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The information has limitations. It covers only jobs for which Facebook is hiring from other countries. It’s heavy on data scientists and software engineers and short on executives. No stock grants are included in the data, nor is experience and its influence on pay. Still, it gives solid insight into Facebook’s pay scale.
Keep reading for a breakdown of what the social-media giant pays some of its key employees.
Data and engineering
Data scientist: $100,000 to $258,390
Software engineer: $118,000 to $270,000
Data engineer: $100,000 to $233,353
Research scientist: $150,000 to $280,000
Engineering manager: $200,000 to $274,000
Engineering director: $276,059 to $359,443
Technical program manager: $110,000 to $258,693
Production engineer: $118,000 to $242,768
Analytics lead: $168,000 to $200,970
Product designer: $105,000 to $221,189
Front-end engineer: $118,000 to $225,000
Product manager: $118,000 to $270,000
Security engineer: $110,000 to 185,562
Hardware and networks
ASIC and FPGA engineer: $161,000 to $229,579
Electrical engineer: $110,000 to $185,968
Optical scientist: $130,000 to $188,000
Hardware engineer: $153,480 to $230,000
Network engineer: $110,000 to $217,874
Policy, content, research
Content strategist: $121,000 to $179,340
Creative strategist: $265,537
Policy programs manager: $157,250
Public policy director: $261,873
Global safety policy director: $267,300
UX researcher: $120,000 to $181,149
Business, management, other
Product marketing manager: $140,000 to $220,000
International marketing director: $315,000
Internal communications director: $297,000
Agency director, Latin America: $331,671
Entertainment partnerships director, North America: $290,416
Global partnerships lead: $198,808
Executive communications manager: $230,145 to $267,300
Finance manager: $150,000 to $253,278
Business analyst: $123,000 to $169,000
Lead compliance counsel: $202,000
Associate general counsel: $245,205
Strategic advisor: $250,000