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Here's How Much Facebook Interns Make

Tech companies are known for paying their interns well above typical minimum wage, but Facebook takes the cake in compensating their interns. Facebook pays interns about $8000 per month, making it the highest paying internship, according to a new report from Glassdoor. Twelve tech companies made Glassdoor’s list including Amazon, Salesforce, Google, and Microsoft — which highlights the industry’s willingness to pay top dollar for skilled workers. Photo: Glassdoor If interns stayed around for an entire year at Facebook with that pay, they could make around $96,000. Facebook recently announced that it is increasing its pay for contractors, a move that has been a hot topic for temporary and contract workers at tech companies. Other tech companies like Google and Amazon have received pushback for their treatment of contract and temporary workers. In November, Amazon announced that it was increasing its minimum wage to $15 for all of its subsidiary and Whole Foods employees. Facebook’s...

Arriana McLymore

May 16, 2019

Facebook Is Increasing Wages And Benefits For Its Contract Workers

Facebook has had a long list of battles to deal with in the past year. Between privacy, data and hate speech issues, the company has faced extreme backlash. Not to mention, the tech giant’s struggle internally with its contractors who moderate content for the platform. Content moderators are the ones who have to ensure tragedies like the New Zealand shooting and other crimes are not shared on the platform. However, these gatekeepers have not had the wages nor benefits to match their heavy workloads. To change this, Facebook is upping its minimum wage. In the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and Washington, D.C., wages will increase from $15 to $22. Seattle wages will increase to $20 and to $18 in all of the remaining metro cities in the U.S. “Their work is critical to keeping our community safe, and it’s often difficult. That’s why we’ve paid content reviewers more than minimum wage standards,” Facebook said in a blog post. “Content review at our size can be challenging and we...

Arriana McLymore

May 14, 2019