Google loves its engineers. So it’s not much of a surprise that software engineers are some of the best-paid employees at the company.
But there are a bunch of other roles at Google — and a lot of them have salaries that are competitive with Google’s bread and butter, according to salary data we pulled from Glassdoor.
Salary data on Glassdoor is based on anonymous salary reports that were voluntarily shared by both current and recent employees.
20. Associate, online sales and operations
With engineers in charge at Google, sales and account managers are more or less at the bottom of the ladder. Associates are at the lowest rung, so they have the smallest salary.
19. AdWords associate
Just above the traditional associate role is an AdWords associate — one of Google’s largest ad platforms. These salespeople still makehalf of what most engineers make, though.
18. Account manager
Account managers handle sales and marketing relationships with specific, bigger customers. A big chunk of Google’s sales staff is based in New York.
17. Software engineer intern
Salary: Between $70,000 and $90,000
Software engineering interns at Google actually make a decent amount of money, compared to sales and marketing staff. They’re among some of the highest-paid interns in technology.
16. Senior account manager
Some account managers make more money than engineering interns, but not more than traditional software engineers. Still, that’s a pretty decent salary.
15. Database administrator
Google has an enormous amount of data — and has to access it regularly to keep its search results up-to-date and accurate. While these administrators aren’t crunching away on new Google products, they’re a key part of the team.
14. Financial analyst
The search giant needs financial analysts to make sure its reporting is accurate and it knows exactly how much money it’s making with specific products.
13. Business analyst
Google still has to employ some analysts to make sure its financial operations are running smoothly. It’s a more quantitative role, so it requires a bit more expertise — but it also nets a higher salary.
12. User interface designer
The UI designers are tasked with making all of Google’s products beautiful.
11. Network engineer
Network engineers make sure everything is running smoothly at a company’s intranet. You can’t check into code bases and communicate across the company effectively without a strong network.
10. User experience researcher
While UI designers work on how the product looks, user experience (or UX) researchers make sure Google knows how its customers feel about the products. That’s how Google figures out which designs are working and which designs aren’t.
9. Product marketing manager
Product marketing managers determine what customers want and need out of a company’s products. It’s a little more research-heavy, and a key part of what makes Google tick.
8. Software engineer
Software engineers are Google’s bread and butter. They make sure everything gets done and they crunch out code for all of Google’s products, like search and Android.
7. Sales engineer
Sales engineers help Google’s customers solve key technical issues with whatever product they’re deploying. This is especially important for companies that deploy Google’s apps, like Gmail.
6. Site reliability engineer
You can literally lose thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars if your site is down — even for a few seconds. Google isn’t making money if its search pages aren’t running smoothly.
5. Software research engineer
Google also employs engineers to research new projects that might turn into significant Google products. Think something along the lines of Google Glass.
4. Product manager
Product managers are the nexus point for every Google project. They interact with sales, software engineers, marketing managers, and just about every other piece of a project.
Some of Google’s best products could not get off the ground without a good product manager.
3. Research engineer
Google also employs a bunch of research engineers. This might be more toward the hardware side of the company.
2. Research scientist
Google also employs a bunch of scientists in its research divisions. Google has fringe projects, like driverless cars, that need these employees.
The company also applies scientists to other products, like data engineering.
1. Senior software engineer
Still, software engineers are at the top of the pack. Google’s best software engineers make the most money at the company, and make nearly double what they make when they join the company as an intern.
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