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This is how much each role at Facebook gets paid per year

This is how much each role at Facebook gets paid per year

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how much Facebook employees get paid, you’re in luck: a list of the social platform’s various roles and salaries has been compiled using thousands of publicly available visa applications.

Mark Zuckerberg has the lowest salary of all, according to the analysis by Business Insider — $1 a year — though he’s worth the most of anyone there, with a net worth of approximately $134 billion.

While Zuckerberg’s colleagues might not fall into the billionaire category, they still earn quite substantial stipends. According to Insider, an in-house ad agency director makes just over $330,000 a year, while an engineering director earns $360,000 yearly.

Facebook software engineers make $118,000 to $270,000.Facebook software engineers make $118,000 to $270,000.Getty Images/iStockphoto

As for other employees, it obviously depends on the role — but on location, too. For example: Insider found that a data analyst in California makes $130,000 to $150,000 a year, while one in Texas makes $128,000 and another $111,000. Similarly, a software engineer earns $160,000 while engineers in Rhode Island and Texas make $180,000. It can be surmised that cost of living is accounted for in salaries, seeing as California and New York’s real estate is significantly more expensive than most other states.

Pulling from thousands of work-visa applications, Insider assembled the massive list of approximate salaries of various roles at Facebook, which, of course, has its limitations: The findings only account for jobs which are eligible for international candidates, and is primarily made up of data scientists and software engineers, while few executives made the cut. That said, it still provides unique insight into the social media giant’s internal finances.

See below for some of Facebook’s most sought after roles’ salaries, and check out the full list at Business Insider.

Data scientist: $100,000 to $258,390

Software engineer: $118,000 to $270,000

Data engineer: $100,000 to $233,353

Research scientist: $150,000 to $280,000

Production engineer: $118,000 to $242,768

Analytics lead: $168,000 to $200,970

Product designer: $105,000 to $221,189

Front-end engineer: $118,000 to $225,000

Security engineer: $110,000 to 185,562

Entertainment partnerships director, North America: $290,416

Global partnerships lead: $198,808

Executive communications manager: $230,145 to $267,300

Content strategist: $121,000 to $179,340

Creative strategist: $265,537

Copywriter: $169,038

UX researcher: $120,000 to $181,149

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