How Tech Firms Stack Up on Pay

Source: Paysa

Twitter is offering junior technical talent higher compensation than most other top consumer tech companies, as it tries to keep engineers from fleeing, new data shows. Meanwhile, private companies on the ascent, like Snapchat, Uber and Airbnb, are doling out plenty of equity compensation to give their employees the chance of significant gains.

Assuming the stock of those companies holds its value—no sure thing—engineers at those companies are better compensated than those at companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple, on average. (See above chart.)

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In addition, as longtime equity compensation lawyer Mary Russell noted, some private companies present offers to candidates that reflect only a theoretical “value” of equity in offers to recruits, basing it on an expected future valuation, not what current investors have actually paid for shares.

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