#talkpay is going strong on Twitter today, thanks to Lauren Voswinkel from Pittsburgh. She’s a senior software developer who decided to break the silence around people’s salaries and encourage open discussion about compensation. So far, the response has been great!

To close the gender pay gap, more and more employees are sharing their salaries honestly. This candidness can help inform future negotiation tactics, making them armed with confidence, proof, and honesty. The following companies have been transparent about what their employees make:

1. Apple

#talkpay Visual Interaction Designer at Apple, started w/ $84k + benefits from transferring teams; ended at $87k + RSU (never vested)

— ₍˄ุ.͡˳̫.˄ุ₎ (@jina) May 1, 2015

2. Google

At Goog, as of last July when I left: senior SWE, Bay Area, 8 years experience, $156k salary, roughly $100k stock, $32k bonus. #talkpay — Kelly Ellis (@justkelly_ok) May 1, 2015

3. Salesforce

#talkpay Senior Product Designer at Salesforce started at $140k + benefits + RSUs, then $150k + more RSUs, now $157,500. — ₍˄ุ.͡˳̫.˄ุ₎ (@jina) May 1, 2015

4. Buffer

 5. PayPal

So to #talkpay I’m a node.js Developer for PayPal with 20 years experience (open source) in Boston. — $160k — Aria Stewart (@aredridel) May 1, 2015

 6. Wedding Lovely

 7. Samsung

 8. Facebook

#talkpay DM “$130s + bonus/stock for E4 at Facebook. Bachelors cs. 6 year exp. cishet wm.”

— Forrest L Norvell (@othiym23) May 1, 2015

 9. Yahoo

 10. Squarespace

#talkpay Squarespace (2006—2013) Started at $48k, no benefits, working remote. Ending salary $105k, perks, best insurance in industry.

— Krystyn (@krystynheide) May 1, 2015

[Related: Levo Q&A: Julie Ann Crommett, Program Manager, Computer Science Education in Media at Google]

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