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eBay is growing rapidly amid the pandemic.
The e-commerce platform is currently hiring for about 400 positions across the globe, with over half of those openings based in the US. eBay said it currently employs more than 10,000 people worldwide.
In its fourth quarter earnings call with investors earlier this month, eBay reported that revenue was up 28% to $2.9 billion. For 2020 overall, eBay’s revenue was up 19% to $10.3 billion.
Resale, in general, is having a moment this year. In fact, a June report from resale marketplace thredUp estimates that the total secondhand market — including resale and traditional thrift stores — is projected to reach $64 billion by the end of 2024, even as pandemic headwinds heavily disrupt much of the broader retail industry. The report also highlighted the acceleration of the resale sector, which is expected to grow fivefold over the next five years to $36 billion, while sales at retail clothing stores as a whole will shrink by 4% over the same period.
Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s 2020 disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers to see how much eBay paid some employees for various roles in different categories. The Office of Foreign Labor Certification discloses salary data each year after US companies report how much base compensation workers are offered when filing paperwork for visas on behalf of current or prospective foreign workers.
For the US, eBay applied for 2,168 H-1B visas for these and other roles, many of which offer salaries around or above six figures. Most of these jobs listed in the US are based in the company’s headquarters in San Jose, California.
An eBay spokesperson said the company has expanded its employee wellness, mental health, and child-care programs during the pandemic, as many employees continue to work from home.
“Working from home requires different equipment needs for employees, and we have supported our teams as they make this transition to creating home workspaces by providing payment to cover office equipment and other needs,” the spokesperson said.
In some cases, eBay’s tech salaries are on par with other tech-focused companies. For example, software engineers’ base salaries at Amazon and Google are generally about $155,086 and $177,933, respectively, according to Glassdoor. At eBay, software engineers make an average of $164,535.
From software engineers to accountants, here are some of the annual salaries and salary ranges for different jobs at eBay.
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Like other e-commerce sites, eBay relies on a variety of engineers to keep the platform up-to-date and fully functional.
Software engineer: average salary of $164,535
The average salary for a software engineer at eBay is about $164,535, according to a sample of 294 approved visa applications for the company. …read more
Source:: Business Insider