Facebook has finally gone public, making a bunch of Facebookers millionaires.But Facebookers already get paid pretty well — even the interns.
It’s a “hack” culture at Facebook that’s all about rapidly building and shipping products.
So, who gets paid more: engineers, like at most other tech companies, or the guys and girls in charge of getting the product out the door?
We’ve pulled a bunch of salary data from Glassdoor. Facebook hasn’t been around as long as a company like Google or Apple, so the data is probably not 100 per cent accurate.
Still, if you see your role on the list, start drawing up a resume.
While Facebook is a gigantic social network, it's still able to run thanks to its role as an advertising platform. Account executives manage the most important of those business and advertising relationships.
Like most tech companies, they're near the bottom of the barrel.
Facebook pays its interns a little more than most other tech companies. It's a good way to attract young talent to a newer company like Facebook, versus something established like Google.
Designers still play an important role at Facebook, but most of the top-level design for the most important products does appear to come from Mark Zuckerberg and from the top.
That being said, Facebook still hires a bunch of product designers.
Facebook isn't making money or making its users happy if the site is down all the time. So Facebook has to hire a bunch of engineers that make sure everything stays online and running smoothly.
Facebook also has to go up against some of the top tech firms in Silicon Valley to recruit talent. Like most tech companies, it hires recruiters specifically geared toward finding new and existing talent for the company.
Operations engineers are also working on site reliability, as well as reliability for a number of Facebook's other important elements -- like its databases and infrastructure. They keep things running smoothly.
Project managers bring everything related to a single project at Facebook together to make sure deadlines are met and there's adequate communication across all channels. That could involve engineers, business analysts and any other number of roles.
Right out of the gate, Facebook pays its software engineers six figures. If you're just about to graduate from college, that can seem like a pretty attractive offer.
Once you've spent a little more time at Facebook, you'll start to move up the ranks. Most software engineers make a smidge over six figures -- though that's not anywhere near its senior engineers.
Facebook still needs smart people that can keep the business operations of the company running smoothly. That's also because Facebook is expanding into new monetization strategies, like payments.
Network engineers make sure the company's intranet is up and running. That's how engineers check in and check out code and push updates to Facebook.
Without a good network, you're pretty much running around like madmen.
Research scientists are there to answer the important questions related to Facebook's product with careful analysis and data crunching. They use scientific methods to find out what's working and what isn't working, and what's feasible under Facebook's platform.
Engineering managers are tasked with building and managing a team of engineers for a specific product -- like data analytics of the Facebook platform. They're expected to have a little more problem-solving juice than your typical software engineer.
Facebook's machine learning engineers build and scale Facebook's services that get better the more you use them. As you 'Like' pages or products and interact with Facebook, it can deliver more specific ads and more relevant information, thanks to these engineers.
User interface is a ridiculously important part of the Facebook experience, so Facebook puts some of its best engineers to work on it. If the site doesn't look nice, then Facebook isn't going to attract users.
Product managers make everything come together at Facebook. They package a product built from multiple teams -- like chat or Timeline -- and make sure it gets shipped on time.
Thanks to the break-neck speed that Facebook delivers most of its products, these guys are absolutely critical.
Still, like most tech companies, the software engineers are the most valuable employees. It all starts with coders that are able to actualize ideas from people like Mark Zuckerberg and his executive leadership team.
Like Google, Facebook pays its most senior software engineers better than everyone else, because they've more or less proven themselves valuable to the company.