Average Salary for Airbnb Employees

Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Airbnb offers a range of employment opportunities in the travel and hospitality services, from Software Engineer to Program Project Manager. With a reputation for handing out six-figure salaries (median pay is $114K), Airbnb is a strong magnet for those looking to increase their earning potential. At Airbnb, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography and what you do at the company each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Airbnb Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
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Program Project Manager
3 profiles

Data Engineer
3 profiles

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Community Organizer
2 profiles

Project Manager, Marketing
2 profiles

Technical Sourcer
2 profiles

User Experience Designer
2 profiles

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  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 67
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About This Company

San Francisco, California 

Travel and Hospitality Services

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $120K per year. The largest fraction of Airbnb people (37 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $116K annually on average.


Residents of Seattle, Wash. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $138K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. (around $120K) and Portland, Ore. (about $50K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; salaries there average to $168K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Software Engineers — their earnings average about $136K per year. User Experience Designers are a close second at $128K along with Network Architects ($125K) and Data Engineers (around $120K). Among the lower-paid positions at Airbnb are Marketing Project Managers — the median salary for this role approaches $88K.

Certifications and Degrees

Cisco Certified Network Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $145K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials; these people earn around $125K per year on average. Airbnb compensates Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)-holders the most at $145K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Leadership; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $150K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Airbnb is Java; about one in seven of employees use it for work. Many workers are also familiar with Data Analysis, JavaScript, and Ruby on Rails.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, Airbnb gives paid vacation to 36 percent and paid sick leave to 29 percent. A 401(k) program is available, and the larger part of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all employees, and for the vast majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, free drinks, stock options, and pets/dog at work.

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Key Stats for Airbnb


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$41,692 - $117,652
$98,633 - $150,635

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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