California Pay Transparency Reveals Big Tech Salaries

Gizmodo took a look at the salaries of some open positions at Apple, Meta, and Tesla in California.

Gizmodo took a have a look at the salaries of some open positions at Apple, Meta, and Tesla in California.
Image: Apple Campus in Cupertino, Justin Sullivan (Getty Images), Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, Justin Sullivan (Getty Images), Tesla Factory in Fremont, Justin Sullivan (Getty Images)

California’s wage transparency regulation has formally gone into impact as of January 1, forcing firms to unveil the wages they pay to their staff. As such, the curtain is being pulled on the thriller behind the money flowing by way of a few of Silicon Valley’s largest firms.

This previous September, California Governor Gavin Newsom formally signed Senate Bill 1162 into regulation, which requires California firms with greater than 15 workers to publish a place’s wage in its job posting. Likewise, present workers can request the pay scale of their place from the corporate.

New York City enacted the same pay transparency regulation earlier this 12 months, with solely minor hiccups, and New York State has additionally signed a statewide pay transparency law. Senate Bill 1162 was particularly designed to deal with gender pay gaps, in accordance with quotes from Governor Newsom, however an unintended aspect impact of the state’s transparency regulation is that it now sheds mild on how a lot a few of the world’s largest tech firms pay their staff.

Gizmodo took a have a look at three random job openings every from Meta, Apple, and Tesla to learn how a lot these firms are paying for various positions. While job posting web sites like Indeed do provide wage estimates, these wage ranges are seemingly extra correct as they’re straight from the horse’s mouth.

California-based jobs at Meta pay:

  • Software Engineer (Leadership) – Product at Meta requires 12+ years of programming expertise and eight+ years of expertise with net or cell applied sciences: $205,000 to $281,000 per 12 months;
  • Data Scientist, Machine Learning at Facebook requires at minimal a Bachelor’s diploma in Mathematics, Statistics, associated technical discipline, or equal sensible expertise and a minimal of 8 years of expertise (minimal of 6 years with a Ph.D.): $197,000 to $269,000 per 12 months;
  • Research Scientist Intern, Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Messenger requires that the applicant both has or is within the strategy of getting a Ph.D. and Meta says that internships final wherever from 12-24 weeks lengthy: $7,313 to $10,250 per 30 days.

California-based jobs at Apple pay:

  • Shipping, Receiving and Mail Lead requires 5 + years’ expertise in a fast-paced Shipping, Receiving, and Mail workforce or comparable setting: $29.04 to $43.59 per hour ($60,403.20 to $90,667.20 per 12 months assuming a 40 hour work week for 52 weeks);
  • Display Technologist “generally requires” a Ph.D. or a Master’s diploma with greater than 5 years of expertise in related discipline: $113,500 and $207,000 per 12 months;
  • WiFi Quality Engineer is an entry-level place that requires at the least two years of expertise with each 802.11 protocols and/or Bluetooth and software program high quality assurance methodologies and practices and solely requires a Bachelor’s diploma: $113,500 and $171,000 per 12 months.

California-based jobs at Tesla pay:

  • Solar Maintenance, Lead Roofer requires basic {hardware} and wiring experience together with customer support abilities and a sound driver’s license: $14.63 to $52.62 per hour ($30,430.40 to $109,449.60 per 12 months assuming a 40 hour work week for 52 weeks);
  • Automotive Painter requires at the least 5 years expertise in refinishing vehicles and also you should be 18 years or older: $18.24 to $82.08 per hour ($37,939.20 to $170,726.40 assuming a 40 hour work week for 52 weeks);
  • Associate Quality Engineer requires a Bachelor’s diploma in engineering or a associated technical discipline and a willingness to journey: $57,600 to $309,600 per 12 months.

The wage ranges on a few of the positions are comically large, which most likely isn’t nice for the potential worker in the event that they’re being supplied a job on the decrease finish. But it does give each the corporate and the job seekers wiggle room to barter. Each of those firms had a whole bunch of job openings in California alone and Gizmodo took at have a look at a couple of extra from every firm. On the floor, it appeared that Meta supplied much less entry-level positions than Apple and Tesla. Tesla, in the meantime, appears to be leaning heavier into positions that pay hourly versus yearly.

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