Tech jobs have consistently ranked among the highest-paying industries, and certain companies are particularly generous in compensating their engineers.
According to leaked internal data from Google, in 2022, the median total compensation for their employees amounted to $279,802. Software engineers stood out as the highest-paying positions at Google, with a maximum base salary of $718,000 last year.
The data, sourced from an internal spreadsheet shared among Google employees, encompasses information from over 12,000 U.S. workers across various roles, including software engineers, business analysts, and salespeople. While software engineers took the lead in terms of base salary, equity, and bonuses, all the top 10 highest-paying positions in engineering, business, and sales offered base salaries well into six figures.
The report indicates that Google employees’ earnings go beyond their base salaries, incorporating equity options and bonuses. For instance, a software engineer could potentially receive up to $1.5 million in equity compensation in 2022.
When comparing Google’s 2022 salary to other tech giants, the median base pay falls below Meta ($296,320) but significantly surpasses Salesforce ($199,130) and Adobe ($170,679), based on data collected by MyLogIQ and analyzed by The Wall Street Journal.
Here are the top 10 highest base salaries at Google across all industries within the company, as reported by Insider. The data specifically covers U.S. full-time employees and excludes salaries from Alphabet’s Other Bets ventures, like Waymo and Verily. It’s important to note that not all employees disclosed their equity and bonus data.
10 highest base salaries offered at Google in the year 2022
- Software engineer: $718,000
- Engineering manager (software engineering): $400,000
- Enterprise direct sales: $377,000
- Legal corporate counsel: $320,000
- Sales strategy: $320,000
- UX design: $315,000
- Government affairs & public policy: $312,000
- Research scientist: $309,000
- Cloud sales: $302,000
- Program manager: $300,000
In 2022, Google’s tech jobs remained among the highest-paying industries, with software engineers topping the list at $718,000 base salary. Compared to other tech giants, Google’s median base pay outperformed Salesforce and Adobe but trailed behind Meta. The top 10 highest base salaries at Google span various roles, showcasing the company’s generous compensation practices.