Tech Pay Study Shows Asians Have an Edge

Source: Paysa

At eight major consumer internet companies, including Google, Airbnb, Uber and Amazon, technical workers from India, China and Southeast Asia earn roughly 20% more on average than white people or Hispanics and 26% more than African-Americans, according to new data.

The data show less of a difference in compensation between men and women holding technical jobs. The average gap across the eight companies is 5.8% but it is as low as 0.4% at Apple, 1.4% at Microsoft and 3% at Airbnb. The widest gap is at Amazon (12.4%) and Uber (9%), according to estimates from Paysa. The firm tries to help workers figure out what they should be paid, based on the compensation commanded by people who have similar skills, experience and education.

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This article has been updated to reflect what the companies in this study have generally said publicly about these topics.

Anh-Minh Tran Do and Adam Mosseri commented on this article.
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