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eBay vs Wayfair: Who Pays More for Tech Talent?

When it comes to careers in e-commerce, there’s a lot more out there than just Amazon.

Take eBay, for example. eBay salaries actually exceed the average at Amazon by $29,000 per year.

Average salary for an employee at eBay, per Paysa data

Then there’s Wayfair, the home goods e-commerce giant. While average Wayfair salaries sit considerably below eBay (and Amazon), at $145,000 per year (including a base salary of $94,000, annual bonus of $24,000, and annual equity of $27,000), they have a great company culture in Boston, a city with a much lower cost of living than Silicon Valley.

Average salary for an employee at Wayfair, per Paysa data

eBay and Wayfair are just two of the e-commerce brands competing for similar tech talent in today’s ultra-competitive race for quality engineers, developers, and leaders.

So, how do eBay salaries compare to Wayfair salaries for these roles?

 eBayWayfair
Average market salary$228K$145K
Engineer$171K$160K
Engineering manager$316K$224K
Software developer$186K$155K

Let’s start with one of the most in-demand roles in all of tech: engineers.

eBay and Wayfair Salaries for Engineers

Every tech company needs great engineers to bring their product or service to life. But, with such a high demand for talented engineers, smart brands know they’ll need to offer considerable salaries to attract the best of the best.

While both Wayfair and eBay salaries don’t come close to comparing to the top five engineer salaries highlighted in this post on the Paysa blog, they are both above the average engineer salary across all companies as calculated using Paysa data.

eBay has a slight edge over Wayfair, offering a base salary of $124,000 per year, an annual bonus of $23,000, and equity of $24,000 for a total compensation plan valued at $171,000 per year.

Average salary for an engineer at eBay, per Paysa data

Wayfair salaries average out to $160,000 per year, which includes a base of $119,000 per year, annual bonus of $19,000, and equity valued at $22,000.

Average salary for an engineer at Wayfair, per Paysa data

Again, though Wayfair salaries are lower in every key category, they are close enough that candidates should consider the lower cost of living between eBay’s headquarters in San Jose and Wayfair in Boston as well as the company cultures before making a decision.

eBay and Wayfair Salaries for Engineering Managers

Whether you’re in leadership already or simply want to know how Wayfair and eBay salaries shape up as your career progresses, one thing is certain: eBay blows Wayfair out of the water here.

With an average base salary of $201,000 per year, an annual bonus of $36,000, and equity totaling a whopping $79,000 per year, eBay salaries for engineering managers average around $316,000 per year.

Average salary for an engineering manager at eBay, per Paysa data

Compare that to the $152,000 per year base salary, $28,000 annual bonus, and $44,000 in annual equity and you can see why there’s just no contest in this category. Wayfair salaries for engineering managers total out at almost $100,000 less per year at $224,000 annually.

Average salary for an engineering manager at Wayfair, per Paysa data 

eBay and Wayfair Salaries for Software Developers

Software development jobs make up another highly sought-after talent pool back on the individual contributor side. And while the gap between eBay and Wayfair salaries is not quite as wide for software developers as it was for engineering managers, the trend clearly shows that overall compensation for most (if not all) tech jobs will be higher over at eBay.

eBay software developers earn an average base salary of $124,000 per year. Their annual bonus comes out to an additional $20,000, with equity expectations around $41,000 per year for a total of $186,000 in compensation each year.

Average salary for a software developer at Ebay, per Paysa data

That’s about $30,000 more than what you can expect at Wayfair, where the average base salary is $113,000 for software developers, with an annual bonus of $18,000 and equity equaling out to $25,000 per year. All in all, software developers at Wayfair earn about $155,000 per year.

Average salary for a software developer at Wayfair, per Paysa data

Conclusion

These roles are just a small taste of the salary data you can find by visiting Paysa.com today.

We gather key data from our users to help top tech talent like you evaluate salary offerings from over 100,000 companies. And once you’ve found a company you love, we can introduce to open jobs there, too.

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Author: Paysa