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Microsoft Salaries

3.4 (based on 121 salary ratings)

Microsoft employees earn $39 per hour on average, or $81,000 annually, which is 36% higher than the national salary average of $56,000 per year. According to our data, the highest paying job at Microsoft is a Corporate Account Executive at $200,000 annually while the lowest paying job at Microsoft is a Game Tester at $20,000 annually.

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Microsoft Employee Salary Reviews

Anonymous Employee Salaries (61)
Posted last month in Irving, TX

"Underpaid - due to the amount of work that is needed to get done. Logistics Coordinator is the heartbeat of getting the customer's orders to the right place at the right time working with 3PLs."

Posted last month in Fort Lauderdale, FL

"Yes, I feel I was underpaid."

Contractor Salaries (45)
Posted 6 months ago in Redmond, WA

"No - I believe the pay is correct for the skill level involved, though I would like it better if I had vacation and health care without having to take bits out of my own wages. As a contractor, I actually gave up a dollar per hour to have so-so health care and I turned down paid vacation because the total I'd be paid was less than what they would be taking out of my wages to pay for it."

Posted 6 months ago in Redmond, WA

"No, though it should be noted that the job mentioned here is an older job; my last job paid more because I was more advanced in skill, and while I'd -take- $43/hr over nothing, I'd feel less sanguine about it today, especially if that figure didn't include medical/dental."

Software Development Engineer in Test Salaries (301)
Posted 7 months ago in Seattle, WA

"No I think Microsoft pays well, no questions of being underpaid."

Posted 10 months ago in Redmond, WA

"I believe the pay is fair. Could be better of course."

Microsoft Employees Average Salary Ratings

Average Rating
(based on 121 Microsoft Salary Review Ratings)
Software Test Engineer Salaries (156)
Posted 7 months ago in Redmond, WA

"Underpaid for working through Volt."

Posted 7 months ago in Redmond, WA

"Really. This job is a piece of cake. I've tried farming, logging, etc. Making way less money, completely exhausted every day, wondering if I'll even make it home each day.Plus there's nothing better than working with a cohesive team on cutting-edge technology. The only bad thing about making a lot of money, is you tend to build up your lifestyle to then require it, rather than it being a luxury, then afterwards it's very difficult to find another job that pays as well."

Microsoft Student Partner Salaries (6)
Posted 8 months ago in New York City, NY

"Well in this promotion we make a software for love, passion no money."

Posted 9 months ago in Atlanta, GA

"I think that the amount of things given to me while in the program on top of being paid actual cash was more than enough."

Average Microsoft Employee Salaries in the Past 5 Years

Year Salary
2009 $85000
2010 $87000
2011 $92000
2012 $87000
2013 $86000
.NET Architect Salaries (1)
Posted 5 months ago in Rio Rancho, NM

"The work I perform today, no need to play other roles on the team, I think it fair."

Posted 5 months ago in Rio, WI

"For the job I do today, I believe is the fair."

Program Manager Salaries (312)
Posted 10 months ago in Redmond, WA

"I was underpaid but it was just the matter of time - I would have got promoted."

Posted last year in Mountain View, CA
Software Engineer Salaries (273)
Posted 4 months ago in Redmond, WA

"A little bit underpaid. -:)"

Posted this month
Software Development Engineer Salaries (156)
Posted 4 months ago in Redmond, WA

"I joined Microsoft, Redmond, after completing 5 years in Microsoft, India. Although, I was relatively new when compared to other employees in my team, I have been paid along the same lines and I consider that I was being properly paid for the work I get done."

Senior Program Manager Salaries (103)
Posted 7 months ago in Redmond, WA

"I am being underpaid. My salary is based on my title. However, my title does not reflect my actual work load or scope of responsibility."

Posted last year in Redmond, WA
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