Google, Facebook And Amazon Just Revealed Their Median Pay
Median Compensation: $28,446
CEO Jeff Bezos’s pay: $1,681,840
Relatively lower paying jobs (like
warehouse jobs) weigh down
the Amazon number. And if you
were wondering about the salary
for Bezos, the richest man in
the world, it probably just about
covers his bellman tips.
Wasn’t all that comparing fun?
Odds are you couldn’t help but
compare what you make to the
average employees above, even
This is especially true when you
feel that you’re not getting paid
fairly relative to your contributions
or when you discover what
someone else is making and your
own (probably distorted) fairness
alarm goes off.
The truth is, despite what many
managers believe, pay is a terrible
If pay was a motivating force than
Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payment
systems wouldn’t have done what
he did very publicly in 2015.
if on a subconscious, involuntary
level. Odds are you weren’t
motivated by any of it, even
comparing to Tesla and Amazon
(because you know it’s likely an
apples to oranges comparison
given the nature of some of those
jobs). However, odds also are
that at least some of you were
demotivated by it.
And therein lies the true nature of
pay when it comes to motivating.
It has far more potential
to demotivate than to motivate.
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