Netflix Engineers Have Abnormally High Salary Expectations, Survey Finds
According to data collected by employment website Woo, engineers currently working for the media streaming company are asking for more than $337,000 in yearly compensation in order to take a new job
Asaf Shalev | 18:09 21.03.2018
An employment website for software engineers has crunched data on salary expectations of its 40,000 registered users.
Trying to explain why Netflix’s engineers are outliers in terms of their salary expectations, Mr. Kortzer said that “Netflix is well known as a high payer in the market. It is a great place and people who work there need a high level of compensation to be convinced to leave.”
The sample size includes several hundred Netflix employees who are at similar levels of seniority as workers of other tech companies on Woo, he said.The data also found a gap in salary expectations between developers based on gender. Men with one to two years of experience wanted to be paid $90,000 at their next jobs, while women asked for $80,000. The gender gap in expectations widened considerably among engineers with more than 11 years of experience.