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Microsoft Employee Salaries(5,484 salaries)

Microsoft employees earn $81,000 annually on average, or $39 per hour, 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. Browse Microsoft Salaries by Job Title →

$81K Microsoft Average Salary (5,484 salaries)
$71K Industry Average Salary (35,909 salaries)

Average Microsoft Employee Salary in the Past 5 Years

Year Salary
2009 $85000
2010 $87000
2011 $92000
2012 $87000
2013 $86000

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5,484 Salaries for Microsoft Salaries

$41K Contractor Average Salary at Microsoft (45 salaries)

Equal to national average Contractor salary ($41K)
-$40K (65%) less than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$92K Contractor in Redmond, WA · 7 months ago
+$11K (12%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"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."
$90K Contractor in Redmond, WA · 7 months ago
+$9K (10%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"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."
$94K Contractor in Redmond, WA · 10 months ago
+$13K (14%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"Hard to say if this is under or over. My position is considered to be technical, and skilled. My skills are in demand."
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$81K Software Development Engineer in Test Average Salary at Microsoft (301 salaries)

Equal to national average Software Development Engineer in Test salary ($81K)
Equal to average Microsoft salary ($81K)
+$19K (20%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"I believe the pay is fair. Could be better of course."
-$1K (1%) less than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"No I think Microsoft pays well, no questions of being underpaid."
+$60K (54%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
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$61K Software Test Engineer Average Salary at Microsoft (156 salaries)

Equal to national average Software Test Engineer salary ($61K)
-$20K (28%) less than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
+$44K (42%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"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."
-$29K (43%) less than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"Underpaid for working through Volt."
$66K Software Test Engineer · 2 years ago
-$15K (20%) less than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
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$30K Microsoft Student Partner Average Salary at Microsoft (6 salaries)

Equal to national average Microsoft Student Partner salary ($30K)
-$51K (91%) less than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$30K Microsoft Student Partner · This month
-$51K (91%) less than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$30K Microsoft Student Partner · 4 years ago
-$51K (91%) less than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$30K Microsoft Student Partner · 5 years ago
-$51K (91%) less than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
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$132K .NET Architect Average Salary at Microsoft (1 salaries)

+$23K (19%) more than national average .NET Architect salary ($109K)
+$51K (47%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$132K .NET Architect in Rio, WI · 6 months ago
+$51K (47%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"For the job I do today, I believe is the fair."

$91K Program Manager Average Salary at Microsoft (312 salaries)

Equal to national average Program Manager salary ($91K)
+$10K (11%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$84K Program Manager in Redmond, WA · 11 months ago
+$3K (3%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"I was underpaid but it was just the matter of time - I would have got promoted."
$131K Program Manager · 2 years ago
+$50K (47%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$141K Program Manager · 2 years ago
+$60K (54%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
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$71K Software Engineer Average Salary at Microsoft (273 salaries)

Equal to national average Software Engineer salary ($71K)
-$10K (13%) less than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$115K Software Engineer in Redmond, WA · 5 months ago
+$34K (34%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"A little bit underpaid. -:)"
$121K Software Engineer · 2 years ago
+$40K (39%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$101K Software Engineer · 2 years ago
+$20K (21%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
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$81K Software Development Engineer Average Salary at Microsoft (156 salaries)

Equal to national average Software Development Engineer salary ($81K)
Equal to average Microsoft salary ($81K)
+$44K (42%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"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."
$101K Software Development Engineer · 2 years ago
+$20K (21%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$111K Software Development Engineer · 2 years ago
+$30K (31%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
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$113K Senior Program Manager Average Salary at Microsoft (103 salaries)

+$2K (1%) more than national average Senior Program Manager salary ($111K)
+$32K (32%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
+$54K (50%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"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."
$120K Senior Program Manager · 2 years ago
+$39K (38%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$131K Senior Program Manager · 2 years ago
+$50K (47%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
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$96K Senior Consultant Average Salary at Microsoft (39 salaries)

+$5K (5%) more than national average Senior Consultant salary ($91K)
+$15K (16%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
+$119K (84%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
"I feel I am paid what I'm worth for the work I do and for the industry I am in."
$151K Senior Consultant · 2 years ago
+$70K (60%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
$120K Senior Consultant · 2 years ago
+$39K (38%) more than average Microsoft salary ($81K)
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