Today is International Worker’s Day, and one woman is making it her personal mission to break ”down the social taboo surrounding people’s pay.” Lauren Voswinkel, a senior software developer from Pittsburgh, is encouraging everyone to share their pay on Twitter using the hashtag #talkpay, and people are really taking action.
Men and women from companies big and small are being completely honest about what they earn, which will hopefully shed some light on the pay gap that still exists today. Imagine going into a negotiation for a new job with this kind of info in your arsenal… It can build your confidence, give you proof for what you’re asking, and bring honesty into the job market overall. Read on for some insight in what people really make at some of the top companies.
#talkpay Visual Interaction Designer at Apple, started w/ $84k + benefits from transferring teams; ended at $87k + RSU (never vested)
— ₍˄ุ.͡˳̫.˄ุ₎ (@jina) May 1, 2015
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#talkpay DM “$130s + bonus/stock for E4 at Facebook. Bachelors cs. 6 year exp. cishet wm.”
— Forrest L Norvell (@othiym23) May 1, 2015
#talkpay Squarespace (2006—2013) Started at $48k, no benefits, working remote. Ending salary $105k, perks, best insurance in industry.
— Krystyn (@krystynheide) May 1, 2015
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