Updated August 27, 2020

How Much Does Google Pay?

The national average salary for an employee at Google is $127,251 per year, or $61.18 an hour.

Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $102,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $158,000.

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Google Salaries By Department

How much you earn at Google depends on your role, and the organizational function that you work in.

Based on our analysis, the employees in business development earn salaries at Google that are well above average, with yearly earnings averaging $141,769.

The research & development organizational function also pays relatively high compared to other departments, where employees earn $133,301.

Departments that don't pay as well at Google include the plant/manufacturing and art/design organizational functions, with employees earning $116,641 and $118,109, respectively.

Department
Average
Business Development
Business Development
$141,769
$142k
Research & Development
Research & Development
$133,301
$133k
Engineering
Engineering
$127,963
$128k
IT
IT
$125,669
$126k
Sales
Sales
$123,561
$124k
Marketing
Marketing
$121,106
$121k
Non Profit/Government
Non Profit/Government
$118,746
$119k
Finance
Finance
$118,396
$118k
Art/Design
Art/Design
$118,109
$118k
Plant/Manufacturing
Plant/Manufacturing
$116,641
$117k

Google Salaries By Job Title

The average employee at Google earns a yearly salary of $127,251 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries.

The higher paying positions at Google include information technology project manager, research scientist, information scientist, and hardware engineer.

A typical information technology project manager salary at Google is $149,057 per year.

Other roles at Google include data specialist and strategist. A data specialist at Google earns an average yearly salary of $104,631.

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Google Salaries By Location

Cost of living can vary dramatically depending on the part of the country you're in.

At Google, the employees are paid different salaries depending on their location.

The city that stands out for having the highest pay is Mountain View, CA, where Google pays its workers an average salary of $149,245.

This can be compared to Kirkland, WA, where Google employees earn an average salary of $146,058.

Google Competitor Salaries

Some of the competitors of Google are Microsoft, LinkedIn, and CA Technologies.

The wages at Microsoft average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $124,102 per year.

The employees at LinkedIn earn an average yearly salary of $118,062 per year, and the salaries at CA Technologies average $115,986 per year.

Company
Average Salary
$124,102
$124k
$118,062
$118k
$113,270
$113k
$112,552
$113k
$108,465
$108k
$104,209
$104k
$102,896
$103k

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