Report: Base Pay For Facebook Software Engineers Second Behind Google

Facebook finished second behind Google on another list, but at least the social network is making up ground on this one: According to social jobs and career community Glassdoor, Facebook was No. 2 on a list of 15 tech companies in terms of average base salary for software engineers, trailing only Google.

Google topped the chart for 2012, at $128,336, with Facebook coming in second, at $123,626. The companies’ respective averages for 2011 were $114,596 and $107,744.

Both companies were well above the 2012 national average of $92,648 for software engineers, based on more than 5,000 anonymous salary reports. The national average was up 2.5 percent versus 2011.

Glassdoor also shared the following quote from an anonymous Facebook software engineer:

Amazing perks, job opportunities, co-workers, and compensation (in the tech industry). Extremely high levels of autonomy and work flexibility.

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