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For any payments company, tech is a huge part of the budget. Speed and security of a network can make or break a company like Amex or Mastercard. And as payments become increasingly digital, these infrastructure giants have to keep maintaining and updating rails and systems.
And that means a large part of payments companies’ headcount lies in tech. Amex, Mastercard, PayPal, Square, and Visa need to hire the best technical talent to build new ways to pay and keep the systems up and running.
Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s 2020 disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers to see how much Amex, Mastercard, PayPal, Square, and Visa pay their technology employees, specifically engineers. The data only includes base pay, not bonuses or equity awards.
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The salary data analyzed is based on jobs in the US. Data collected includes roles across 21 states, with almost half of the roles based in California.
Salary data for specific roles is either an average of multiple employees with the same title or a single individual. Some of the data includes a range as opposed to a specific salary.
Spokespersons for all five companies either declined to comment or did not return a request to comment in time for publication.
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Quality engineer: $112,276
Senior quality engineer: $118,321
Senior engineer: $129,224
Staff engineer: $159,327
Engineering director: $171,910
Staff architect, machine learning: $210,000
Software engineer: $77,000 – $81,420
Software development engineer 2: $98,779 – $133,266
Senior software development engineer: $95,500 – $148,124
Lead software development engineer: $117,927 – $180,966
Software Engineer: $123,276
Senior Software Engineer: $146,000
Merchant Tech Services Software Engineer: $171,207
Senior Merchant Tech Services Software Engineer: $213,366
Machine learning engineer: $129,850
Senior Android engineer: $140,000
Software engineer: $157,844
Senior software engineer: $187,500
Android engineer: $189,200
Software engineer, iOS: $203,750
Software engineer: $74,956 – $107,870
Senior software test engineer: $93,889 – $121,885
Senior software engineer: $96,852 – $136,792
Cybersecurity engineer: $95,055 – $138,935
Staff engineer: $120,581 – $166,917
Senior cybersecurity engineer: $124,483 – $167,769
Senior staff engineer: $131,762 – $197,968
Lead software engineer: $141,153 – $207,569
Source:: Business Insider