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California's Pay Transparency Law Reveals Big Tech Salaries

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Job listings must show salaries but not bonuses or equity compensation.

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A new law that went into effect this week requires California companies with more than 15 employees to disclose salaries on job listings. The pay transparency law means it's now possible to know the salaries top tech companies pay their workers.

For example:

  • A program manager in Apple's augmented reality group will receive base pay between $121,000 and $230,000 per year, according to an Apple posting.
  • A mid-career software engineer at Google Health can expect to make between $126,000 and $190,000 per year.
  • A director of software engineering at Meta leading teams building network infrastructure will make at least $253,000 and as much as $327,000 per year.

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