Leaked data has exposed the pay gap on social media site Twitter (Credit: Getty)
A shocking pay gap for Twitter employees around the world has come to light after leaked data.
Information from Twitter’s Salary Range Dashboard shows what the social media site’s employees earn, depending on where in the world they are located.
And it seems that, for example, a manager in the UK could be paid less than someone he leads in the United States.
Of course, those workers outside the UK and US get paid even less. In some cases, the pay gap can be as high as 225%.
The information has been provided to Input, who: the data published exclusively and spoke to sources within Twitter about the issue.
According to the site, the salary data is broken down into minimum, middle and maximum amounts.
“It’s not like, ‘You can be paid between $10 and $20,'” an anonymous Twitter employee told Input. It’s: “Somebody gets paid $10 in this role, and somebody” [else] will be paid $20.”’
Input Reports: Examples of large pay gaps include directors of legal counsel (a Level 8 position) earning up to $338,000 in New York, compared to $203,000 for the same position in the UK; curation leaders (a level 6) role earning a maximum of $226,000 in San Francisco, compared to A$216,000 ($149,000) in Australia and 1,330,000 pesos ($65,000) in Mexico; and data specialists (level 3) earning a maximum of $51,000 in the UK, compared to 128,000 GHS ($15,600) in Ghana.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter had something to say about this once the piece was published.
A spokesperson issued this statement: “Twitter regularly reviews pay in each market where our employees are located to ensure we pay fairly and remain competitive in the marketplace.
“The compensation of each role is localized depending on location, and our approach ensures that we are competitive against local market practices.”
Twitter’s headquarters in the SOMA district of San Francisco (Credits: Getty)
Compensation issues aside, the company is currently in a legal battle with Elon Musk over whether to take over the property after walking away from a £43 billion deal.
The two entities are at odds because of: Twitter is suing the businessman for failing to complete the purchase agreement.
Earlier in July, Musk’s attorney Mike Ringler said the social media giant “has failed to honor its contractual obligations.” He said it had not provided Elon with the relevant business information he had asked for, forcing him to pull the plug.
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