Using H1B visa salary data as a gauge for base pay?

Oracle redvsblue
Jan 21 15 Comments

Since these numbers and titles are public, are the H1B LCA salaries a good gauge for how much a job title is worth? Job titles are all different at each company so it’s tough to research market value. I know it doesn’t cover equity but base should be at least half of TC so it’s a good start right? Seems more accurate than outdated, self-reported Glassdoor data.

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  • 23andMe / Eng bngvr6d6
    H1B people don't have as much leverage so I would add to those numbers. Also the more senior you get the more comp is equity so base doesn't really tell you much
    Jan 21 3
    • Oracle redvsblue
      OP
      Isn’t the whole purpose of LCA and posting salary publicly so people on visas are not getting exhorted to show pay is equal to us citizens?
      Jan 21
    • 23andMe / Eng bngvr6d6
      Hard for pay to be equal when you are at a systematic advantage.
      Jan 21
    • Snapchat shroomed
      H1b pay at top companies isn’t any different or less.
      Jan 21
  • LinkedIn
    plowing

    LinkedIn

    BIO
    Always plowing hard
    plowingmore
    H1B reported salaries are lower than the real salaries for some companies such as Netflix.
    Jan 21 2
    • Google / Eng catburglar
      How is this legal? Isn't it perhury or something to state wrong numbers on a government petition?
      Jan 21
    • LinkedIn
      plowing

      LinkedIn

      BIO
      Always plowing hard
      plowingmore
      I think companies can report a lower salary as long as it is more than the H1B salary requirements.
      Jan 22
  • Tesla ffokcuf
    H1Bs get a fraction in salaries compared to residents and citizens.
    Jan 21 2
    • Oracle redvsblue
      OP
      I suspect this is company dependent.
      Jan 21
    • Tesla ffokcuf
      It depends on experience of prospect employee, not the company.
      Jan 21
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    • Oracle redvsblue
      OP
      Okay so if you see offers with similar numbers as US citizen you can be sure you’re getting lowballed?
      Jan 21
  • FactSet / Eng
    Giggsy

    FactSet Eng

    PRE
    Bridgewater Associates
    Giggsymore
    Levels.fyi
    Jan 21 1
    • Oracle redvsblue
      OP
      That’s a good source but I want more data especially for non-SWE jobs.
      Jan 21
  • Paychex Hyz
    Post the link for lca pls
    Jan 21 1
    • Oracle redvsblue
      OP
      For example h1bdata.info
      Jan 21