Black Google staff earn $20,000 less on average than their white co-workers and women earn less than men in nearly every department, leaked salary data shows.
The spreadsheets expose the salaries and bonuses of more than 12,000 Google employees in administrative positions at the US search engine giant’s offices across the country.
Beyond numerous staggering six- and seven-figure sums, the tech company doesn’t appear to be standing up for the “equity” portion of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policy, with clear trends in pay inequality by race and gender .
The revelations come despite recurring news stories in recent years about Google administrators trying to ban “offensive” terms like “work hours” and “chubby,” or the company’s plans to flag politically incorrect terms for users. users within the search bars and Google documents.
For Google offices in the Big Apple, the median “minimum base salary” hit $48,000, barely enough to pay rent within the city by 2023. And, at Google offices around the San Francisco Bay area, Francisco, the average “minimum base salary” was only $39,962
Leaked salary data shows that Google employees of black or African descent earned more than $20,000 less, on average, than their white or Asian counterparts. Above, Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a press event in Berlin for the German women’s national team.
But, in keeping with these “wake-up” gestures, the leaked salaries showed some outliers within Google, where pay rates defied corporate stereotypes: Women on Google’s sales team, for example, earn more than men. on average.
Google’s average “minimum base salary” is the lowest in two of the most expensive areas to live in the United States: New York City and Silicon Valley.
For Google offices in the Big Apple, the median “minimum base salary” hit $48,000, barely enough to pay rent within the city by 2023.
And, in Google’s many offices in California’s San Francisco Bay Area, which has the third-highest cost of living of any US city, the average “minimum base salary” was just $39,962.
The statistic was obtained from Google’s eight offices in Silicon Valley and its surrounding suburbs, including: Mountain View, Sunnyvale, San Francisco, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Jose.
The data was compiled and shared internally by Google’s own employees, US employees who They voluntarily submitted their 2022 salary, net worth and bonus data.
Your spreadsheet was leaked to Well-informed personwhere data journalists crunched the numbers.
The salary data includes employees in many roles within the tech giant, including software engineers, business analysts and salespeople.
It also included data tagged by race, showing that Google employees of black or African descent earned more than $20,000 less, on average, than their white or Asian counterparts.
Indigenous and Hispanic/Latino employees also suffered a wage disparity.
The problem may be due to company culture, as in the US from 2023 the majority of Google’s US staff will be Asian (44.8%) or White (46.2%). based on the company’s own reports.
|Career||Base salary||Equity||bonus percentage||Cousin|
|Middle East/North Africa||$171,000||$90,938||42%||$29,700|
|White/European ancestry (including mixed race)||$170,750||$92,000||43%||$31,000|
|White/European ancestry only||$171,000||$93,000||43%||$31,140|
|Two or more races||$159,000||$78,535||41%||$29,478|
The leaked spreadsheet also included data on how employee pay was split by gender, with the much-reported disparity between male and female employees being true to stereotypes, except in sales.
Both female ‘enterprise direct sales’ employees and sales strategists appear to be earning more than their male co-workers, with the direct sales team earning tens of thousands of dollars more in base salary alone.
Across the company and among software engineers, non-binary employees appeared to earn less base salary than male or female staff.
|Gender||Base salary||Equity||bonus percentage||Cousin|
|Non-binary (neither male nor female)||$154,070||$74,000||Four. Five%||$27,750|
|female software engineer||$168,000||$90,000||N/A||$30,500|
|male software engineer||$175,000||$103,000||N/A||$32,000|
|Non-binary software engineer (neither male nor female)||$153,570||$75,000||N/A||$27,500|
|female engineering manager||$245,000||$199,500||N/A||$61,000|
|male engineering manager||$246,000||$210,000||N/A||$59,000|
|Direct sales of female companies.||$145,000||$41,250||150%||N/A|
|Direct sales of male companies.||$127,500||$40,450||150%||N/A|
|Women’s legal corporation. advice||$267,000||$136,875||N/A||$59,500|
|Male legal corporation. advice||$272,500||$163,000||N/A||$75,000|
|female sales strategy||$186,000||$76,000||N/A||$34,000|
|male sales strategy||$183,500||$71,000||N/A||$32,000|
Across the company and among software engineers, non-binary employees (neither male nor female) appeared to earn less in base salary than male or female staff.
While the equity between all of these employee groups may be debatable, one thing that’s for sure is that Google employees are among the highest paid in technology.
Including bonuses and shares in stock options at the company, the median total compensation for the average Google employee in 2022 was $279,802.
But the highest-paid person in the data set worked in human resources, managing all the rest.
In 2022, Google’s chief people officer Fiona Cicconi reportedly received a base salary of $1 million, according to Well-informed personwhich reports that other high-level executives at the company enjoyed a similar pay increase earlier that year.
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