- Pay for most functions on Twitter is competitive with Big Tech companies like Facebook.
- Business Insider scoured 2021 data for thousands of jobs to find out how much Twitter pays.
- Across Twitter, workers are earning six figures, though some roles offer much higher pay.
Many of Twitter’s key employees earn the same salary as big tech companies like Facebook and Google, if not a little more every now and then.
A typical software engineer on Twitter can earn a salary of $255,000 and a senior engineering manager can earn upwards of $270,000, about the same as Facebook pays and even more than Google, depending on experience level. according to the given year’s salary. Insider pulled the information from more than 1,000 work visa applications that Twitter filed with the US government in 2021.
These numbers are just the base salary. Like most rival tech companies, Twitter’s total compensation packages include generous upfront grants of restricted stock units, often equal to salary, that are “renewed” after annual performance reviews. While Twitter’s stock has been down for several months, prompting some workers to consider going elsewhere due to the effect on their pay, the ongoing saga of Elon Musk attempting a hostile takeover of Twitter has had a positive impact on the company: His shares are on high. Twitter employees might not be too happy when it comes to Musk, but his stock is worth more is a plus.
So how much exactly do other Twitter employees earn?
It depends on the job, of course, and as remote work has become more common, to some extent, where the worker is based. Twitter, the first technology company to allow permanent remote work, now has full-time employees in 23 states, including Utah, Indiana, Georgia, Pennsylvania and North Dakota. The change in wages appears to be less dramatic among higher-cost-of-living states like California than it is on Facebook. A Twitter software engineer in Georgia earns $171,000 in salary, visa data shows, which is average for the job. A senior software engineer in California earns only $10,000 more. Another engineer in Florida earns at the higher end of the scale at $218,000.
Visa information has limitations. It only covers work for which Twitter is hiring from other countries. No share grants are included in the data, nor is experience and its influence on compensation. Still, it provides a solid view of the company’s pay scale.
Read on to see what Twitter pays for nearly 100 different jobs.
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Director, software engineering $280,000
Software engineer $120,000 to $255,000
Senior Software Engineer $163,000 to $283,000
Senior software engineer testing $180,000 to $185,000
Manager, software engineering $192,500 to $231,000
Senior Manager, Software Engineering $241,000 to $270,000
senior software developer US$ 179,000
IT application engineer $135,000 to $170,000
Senior IT Application Engineer $153,000 to $195,000
Manager, IT Application Engineering $185,840
machine learning engineer $136,000 to $255,000
Senior Machine Learning Engineer $175,000 to $205,000
Manager, Machine Learning Engineering $195,000 to $240,000
Reliability Engineer $111,000 to $240,000
Manager, Site Reliability Engineering $225,000
Senior Manager, Site Reliability Engineer $265,000
network engineer $129,000 to $160,680
senior network engineer $185,390
Security engineer $148,050
senior security engineer $205,000
hardware engineer $149,000 to $220,000
partner engineer $195,000 to $204,100
data and research
Data Analyst I $130,000
Data Analyst II $142,000 to 167,500
data scientist I $132,000 to 155,000
Data Scientist II $132,000 to $185,000
team data scientist $235,000 to $250,000
senior data scientist $203,000 to $204,000
machine learning researcher US$ 164,800
Manager, Business Intelligence $172,000
Manager, Data Science $220,000
people scientist $112,000
security analyst $123,000
Senior Domain Specialist: Information Operations $200,000
Business Intelligence Analyst $130,000 to $154,000
senior data scientist $176,000
Senior Business Process Analyst $151,000
senior data analyst $158,700 to $200,000
Senior corporate data manager $206,880
Senior Information Security Analyst $169,850
Senior User Researcher $200,000
Strategy and operations analyst US$ 147,500
Operations, finance, legal and policy
Senior Director, Strategy and Operations $320,000
Director, Financial Operations $190,000
Director, Internal Audit $240,000
Senior Revenue Strategy and Operations Manager $151,230
accounting manager $133,000
senior financial analyst $132,830
Senior Product Operations, Business Systems Analyst $163,090
Senior Legal Counsel $210,000
Senior Public Policy Associate $124,880
Senior Tax Analyst $128,500
senior technical accountant $120,000
product designer $150,000 to $180,000
Product manager $130,000 to $18,000
Associate Product Manager $125,000
senior product manager $190,000 to $220,000
IT Product Manager $128,000
Senior IT Product Manager $156,000 to $186,000
Program and project management
program manager $98,330 to $135,000
program technical manager $111,950 to $150,000
senior project manager $171,000
senior program manager US$ 154,500
Engineering technical program manager $168,000
Senior Technical Engineering Program Manager $190,000 to $202,000
Marketing, Sales, HR and more
Leader, Marketing Manager $189,000 to $194,670
product marketing manager US$ 137,000
Senior customer partner $176,000 to $181,386
Senior Employee Relations Partner $211,150
Campaign optimization specialist $105,000
Senior Manager, User Services $207,000
developer defender $145,000