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Facebook staff high, Googlers are rich

Employees at social networking site Facebook are the youngest, satisfied and yet the most stressed, among workers at major US technology companies, according to a report by Seattle-based reasearch major PayScale. Google staffers are best paid as compared to those at other tech firms.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2011 20:58 IST

Employees at social networking site Facebook are the youngest, satisfied and yet the most stressed, among workers at major US technology companies, according to a report by Seattle-based reasearch major PayScale. Google staffers are best paid as compared to those at other tech firms.

The Mark Zuckerberg-led company had the lowest median age of 26 (compared with a typical age of 36 across other companies), as well as the highest portion of female workers at 33%, the report said.

Staff at IT major Hewlett-Packard expressed the least satisfaction with their jobs.

While Facebook employees are the most satisfied at work, they are also some of the most stressed.

"With a CEO who is 27, it is not surprising to find many who work at Facebook are young, excited to work there and a little stressed out," said Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at PayScale.

As far as payscales are concerned, median pay for Google employees is 23% higher than similar workers performing similar roles at other companies, the report pointed out. The "worst" paid workers are at Hewlett-Packard, where employees earned 5% less than similar workers at all other employers and earn about 15% less than similar workers at the other big tech companies.

When it comes to loyalties, employees at IBM stay the longest with the company, with the average tenure at eight years, about six years longer than those at other tech firms.