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What Tech Companies Pay Employees in 2019

What Tech Companies Pay Employees in 2019

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  • This data doesn’t tell us anything except that Google and Facebook employ largely knowledge workers, so their median pay is very high. A large percentage of Amazon and Tesla employees work in warehouses and factories, bringing down their median pay significantly. So what?

  • When top talent chooses to work at a startup, it's often not about base compensation. Early stage stock options and joy of the work environment are often essential!

  • The article provides just enough context to demonstrate that these numbers are apples, oranges--no, a fruit salad. For example:

    "For example, the median pay of Google employees is higher because it does not include the many temporary and contract workers who labor alongside its 99,000 employees. Bloomberg

    The article provides just enough context to demonstrate that these numbers are apples, oranges--no, a fruit salad. For example:

    "For example, the median pay of Google employees is higher because it does not include the many temporary and contract workers who labor alongside its 99,000 employees. Bloomberg reported last year that more than half the people working at Google were not employees."

  • True value at tech companies comes from their talent and the ability to innovate. Median income at Google is not surprising. What would be more interesting would be to do a deeper dive looking at the companies in the chart and look at their relative performance either by earnings, free cash flow or revenue

    True value at tech companies comes from their talent and the ability to innovate. Median income at Google is not surprising. What would be more interesting would be to do a deeper dive looking at the companies in the chart and look at their relative performance either by earnings, free cash flow or revenue growth against their median compensation.

  • I swear I read this headline, "Why Tech Companies Pay Employees in 2019." And given the pace of automation and today's culture of employment, I was not the least bit surprised that pundits are speculating about that.

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