How Much Uber and Lyft Pay Engineers, Lawyers, Finance, Strategy Jobs – Business Insider

Many in the gig economy, like drivers and delivery workers, may feel perpetually underpaid, but being a full-time employee inside these companies continues to be lucrative.
A senior engineering manager at Uber pulls in $283,000 a year, according to compensation data compiled by Insider. Other senior-level technical jobs at Uber and its rival Lyft pay well above $200,000 a year. A software engineer in Washington state makes $250,000, and a senior insurance counsel for Uber in California makes $230,000.
These high salaries echo challenges on the other side of Uber’s and Lyft’s businesses. Both companies have been facing a shortage of drivers and other contract workers who have been slow to rejoin the platforms as the economy reopens. Uber and Lyft have spent hundreds of millions of dollars this year in short-term incentives to lure back drivers.
With full-time employees, Uber and Lyft are also in a battle to attract and retain talent. This is especially challenging in a work-from-home environment where employees may be more willing to switch jobs. Uber has seen elevated attrition this year and addressed the problem in all-hands meetings.
Together, Uber and Lyft have thousands of open positions posted, according to a recent review of listings on the jobs website Indeed. The imbalance between demand and supply has paid off for employees, and not just in the engineering field. For example, a data scientist in California for Lyft makes $190,000 a year. A marketing analyst at Uber has a salary of $125,000.
Insider pulled the numbers from thousands of work-visa applications Uber and Lyft filed recently with the US government. Companies are required to disclose salary information, and the salaries must be the same level a US citizen would get paid if they were offered the same job. Stock-related compensation, a major component of how tech employees are compensated, is not included in the data. Nor is experience and its influence on pay.
The following is a breakdown of what these mobility companies pay their employees. Once you’re done, take a look at Insider’s salary database to see how much Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and other companies pay their workers.
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