Posted on: July 6, 2022 Posted by: AKDSEO Comments: 0
  • Ever wonder how much Facebook pays? We analyzed government disclosures for salary information.
  • The company hired more than 1,600 workers in the first quarter, before it implemented a hiring freeze.
  • Workers across many departments are making a salary well into the six figures. 

Facebook remains one of the highest paying companies in tech, even after this year’s broad hiring freeze and its stock plummeted.

Nearly every employee of Facebook, renamed last year to Meta Platforms, is making six figures, according to first quarter hiring data submitted to the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification. The data has its limitations, like not including grants of stock most workers receive that make up a sizable portion of overall compensation packages. But the company does have to disclose the base salary for any position it hires foreign workers for, and the salary has to be the same as a U.S. worker would be offered, making it a good guide for pay.

Facebook hired 1,600 positions from outside the U.S. in the first quarter.

While the lower six figures range is a common salary for a Facebook worker, many salaries often go much higher, according to an Insider analysis. A higher-level software engineer or research scientist can make close to $300,000 in base pay, for example. Roles in marketing and those at the director level can pay well over $300,000, like a director of marketing for WhatsApp, who the data shows earns $332,000. Other roles, like product designer, user experience researcher or technical program manager can pay over $200,000.

The company continues to embrace a more distributed work model, too, as last year’s hiring data showed. Facebook hired people in 27 states during the first quarter. A majority of workers are still being hired in areas where it has major offices, like California, Washington and New York, but dozens of people were hired between Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Florida and many other states. 

All of these jobs were filled before May when Facebook decided to freeze or slow down hiring for many parts of the company, as Insider first reported. That, combined with a major stock slump reducing its valuation by half and an evolving and costly pivot to building “the metaverse” has some workers at the company concerned about layoffs. Quarterly hiring data for the rest of this year could show just how much the company is cutting hiring.

For now, here’s a breakdown of recent salaries for various roles at the company. Roles are listed below only if there are at least three applicants.

After checking out the data, take a look at Insider’s Big Tech salary database to see how much rivals like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and other companies pay their workers.