Alphabet salaries revealed: See how much employees at Loon, Calico, Waymo, Loon, and other Google ‘bets’ are making

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Alphabet has just over 123,000 full-time employees, but the majority of those work at Google.

The rest are spread across what Alphabet refers to as its “other bets” – smaller spinoff companies focused on missions like building delivery drones and solving human ageing.

Alphabet likes to treat these companies like startups, but with the rather significant caveat that they’re backed by one of the biggest tech companies in the world. That means salaries at these “bets” are often pretty good.

Each year, all US companies must disclose how much they’re offering foreign workers applying for visas.The Office of Foreign Labor Certification then makes that information public. We’ve been through the data and dug up salary data for roles across Alphabet companies such as Verily, Loon, and Wing.

Before diving in, there are some important caveats: Companies only disclose base compensation, so this doesn’t include the stock grants that are often also included as part of an offer. This data also only reflects visa hires, so it’s far from an extensive look at compensation across each entire company.

Most of the roles are in California, although we’ve highlighted a few that are based elsewhere.

When you’re done reading, make sure you also check out Business Insider’s data on Google salaries, which includes compensation data for software engineers, UX designers, and more.


Alphabet’s secretive biotech company, led by Apple Chairman Art Levinson, wants to solve the problem of ageing. Calico doesn’t make a lot of visa hires, but the data for 2020 revealed one scientist was offered $122,000. All these roles are in California.

Research associate: $70,000 – $100,000

Computational biologist: $117,000

Scientist: $122,000


Alphabet has two investment arms: CapitalG (formerly known as Google Capital) and GV (formerly Google Ventures). While they make big bets, they’re relatively small operations, which is why it’s not a surprise to see they don’t hire many foreign workers. There was just one hire between them – a software engineer role at CapitalG making $145,000.

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Loon is working to bring internet access to remote parts of the world using high-altitude balloons. A graduate of Alphabet’s X moonshot division, Loon is headquartered at Google’s home of Mountain View.

Manufacturing test engineer: $130,000

Mechanical engineer: $132,000

Overflights program manager: $197,000

Product manager: $165,000

Program and strategy manager: $160,000

Technical program manager: $163,000

Sidewalk Labs

Sidewalk Labs is Alphabet’s infrastructure business, best known for its attempt at building a high-tech city in Toronto. The project was abandoned earlier this year, but Sidewalk lives on. All of these roles are based at Sidewalk’s New York headquarters, and this information doesn’t include hires in Canada.

Computational designer: $96,595 – $150,000

Software engineer: $96,595 – $150,000


Verily is Alphabet’s life sciences division, led by CEO Andy Conrad. The company has a variety of projects, but its best- known is Project Baseline – a mission to build a “map” of human health and help people participate in clinical research.

Biostatician: $130,000

Data scientist (California): $115,000

Data scientist (Massachusetts): $110,000

Hardware engineer: $110,000 – $136,000

Healthcare data analyst (Massachusetts): $109,000

Product design engineer: $146,000

Program manager: $156,000 (average)

Regulatory affairs specialist: $140,000

Scientist: $132,000 – $160,000

Software engineer: $120,000 – $185,000

Test engineer (Massachusetts): $97,000

Technical program manager: $158,000


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Source:: Business Insider


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