60 percent of Apple employees say they are underpaid
Working for some of the biggest and most influential companies on the planet doesn't necessarily mean fair wages. In this case, even employees of Google, Apple, and Intel are showing resentment when it comes to their monthly paychecks.
According to an independent survey conducted by Team Blind earlier this month, half of Google employees claimed to be underpaid compared to one-third and two-thirds of Facebook and Microsoft employees, respectively. The researchers queried 5975 tech workers across 20 different tech companies with the final results shown below.
The source notes that many of these tech companies are based in Silicon Valley or the San Francisco bay area where the cost of living can be significantly higher than the rest of the country. Thus, many tech workers may be living paycheck-to-paycheck even if their salaries are nominally higher than the national average.
There are some holes in the survey worth mentioning. For example, the survey failed to acknowledge or ask its participants about their job titles. Over 60 percent of Uber employees claimed to be underpaid, but we're willing to bet that most of the respondents were Uber drivers and not engineers even from a statistical standpoint. The data may be skewed as a result.
We recommend checking out the source for a bit more detail on how the survey was performed.
Some other interesting tidbits from the survey:
79.59% of Cisco employees feel underpaid, followed by Intel and Expedia.
Netflix has the highest percentages of employees who feel fairly compensated, with 81%.
Facebook has the highest percentage of employees who feel overpaid with 14%.
No, I am underpaid
No, I am overpaid