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New York Times salaries revealed: How much it pays for jobs in editorial, advertising, engineering, and more

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  • The New York Times has been on a hiring spree over the past few years.
  • More than 300 open roles are currently listed on the Times' job board.
  • The publisher has offered salaries from $70,000 to $306,000, according to the public data.
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The New York Times has recently been in growth mode as it seeks to expand its subscription offering to readers around the world. 

The Times' news division has expanded by hundreds in the last few years and now employs about 1,700 journalists. The company has also made hires across its engineering and product units as it seeks to beef up its digital capabilities. More than 300 full-time open roles are currently listed on the paper's job board.

Insider analyzed disclosures released by the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification on work visas to shed light on what the Times pays for certain roles.

The public data show how much the media company offered to pay foreign staffers it sought to hire in the US for jobs including editorial, data, engineering, and business-side positions.

Editorial and some business employees at the Times are unionized, setting salary ranges for some positions at the company. The Times Guild is currently engaged in negotiations with the paper on a future contract, and tech workers at the paper also recently announced their unionization efforts.

The disclosures include base salaries from roughly 60 foreign-labor-certification applications that were submitted by the Times and certified between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2021.

The wages listed are the minimum amounts the company declared in foreign-labor-certification applications that it pays for certain roles, according to US Department of Labor documentation. The salaries are based on the average compensation that similar employees with comparable qualifications in each job and industry are paid, which is known as the prevailing wage.

Companies may pay employees more than the figures reflected in this data or compensate them in additional ways, like through stock options and grants.

Many of the jobs listed were based in New York. Some others were based in California, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Texas.

Based on the data, the Times offered from late 2019 through late 2021 annual base salaries ranging from $70,000 to $306,000 for various roles.

We detailed below the salaries or each of the roles included. In cases where the company submitted multiple applications for a particular job, such as a software engineer, we included the range of those wage rates.

The New York Times declined to comment when this story was first published. The company did not respond by press time to a request for comment on the latest data.

This post has been updated to reflect the latest available salary data.

Advertising

  • Ad Reporting and Data Warehouse Lead: $165,558
  • Director Marketing & Audience Development, NYTLive: $150,000
  • Executive Director, NYT Live Sponsorships & Business Development: $179,375.
  • Senior Technical Program Manager, Fake Love: $100,000 (The marketing unit Fake Love no longer exists; it was shuttered in 2020.)

Editorial 

  • Assistant Editor, Opinion: $181,376 
  • Graphics/Multimedia Editor: $120,000 to $122,042 
  • Senior Producer: $143,917 to $152,000 
  • Social Staff Editor: $103,227 
  • Supervising Producer: $162,000
  • Video Producer: $84,613

Data and Insights

  • Advertising Analytics Director: $170,940
  • Data Scientist: $125,000 
  • Lead Data Scientist: $171,000
  • Project Manager, Data: $125,000 
  • Senior Analyst, Data & Insights: $95,000
  • Senior Analyst, Subscriber Reporting & Analytics: $93,240
  • SVP, Data and Insights: $300,000 to $306,000
  • VP, Implementation and Data Governance: $237,015
  • Director, Data and Insights Group, Advertising Analytics: $176,155 

Engineering, known internally as the Technology group

  • Application Security Engineer: $170,000 
  • Engineering Manager: $195,707
  • Lead Software Engineer: $120,282 to $155,433
  • Senior Engineer: $138,861 to $150,010
  • Software Development Engineer II: $155,000
  • Software Engineer: $111,427 to $137,426 
  • Software Engineer in Test: $115,000 to $137,426 
  • Senior Software Engineer: $136,588 to $155,000

IT, known internally as Enterprise Technology

  • Data Engineer: $125,000 to $135,000
  • Database Administrator: $132,970
  • Senior Systems Analyst: $128,000
  • Storage Administrator: $149,891
  • Storage Systems Analyst: $128,000

Other

  • Project Manager: $70,000 
  • Senior Designer: $87,500
  • Senior Product Designer: $130,000 to $135,000
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