• In April, Airbnb allowed staff to work remotely worldwide to boost job flexibility and recruitment.
  • We analyzed dozens of H-1B visa applications to get a sense of how much Airbnb pays employees. 
  • Every Airbnb employee included in the most recent visa data makes six figures.

Airbnb announced in April that it would allow its employees to work remotely from anywhere in their home country without taking a pay cut. The company also said it would allow employees to work up to 90 days abroad each year, as long as they have an established permanent address. 

The added flexibility from Airbnb comes after the home-rental platform benefited from the boom in remote work during the pandemic. 

“We wouldn’t have recovered so quickly from the pandemic had it not been for millions of people working from Airbnbs,” Brian Chesky — the CEO of Airbnb — said in a message to employees in April. 

“If we limited our talent pool to a commuting radius around our offices, we would be at a significant disadvantage,” he added. “The best people live everywhere, not concentrated in one area. And by recruiting from a diverse set of communities, we will become a more diverse company.”

Although Airbnb does not share how much it pays employees, the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification requires it to disclose salary offers in work-visa applications. Insider combed through 2022 Q1 data from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification — which authorizes hiring non-US employees before publicly releasing the data. 

The dozens of H-1B visa applications Insider reviewed do not factor in stock grants that can significantly increase total compensation, but it is a valuable guide to Airbnb salaries for many positions. 

Analyzed salaries offered to engineers, managers, and more also only represent workers in California and Washington. The highest-paid person in the dataset was a director of engineering in California whom Airbnb offered $337,900, while the lowest-paid person is a software engineer in Washington whom the company offered $130,000.

Here’s a breakdown of what Airbnb, which has about 6,000 workers globally, pays some employees. Insider took the broad categories from filings by the Office of Foreign Labor Certification. Roles listed below have at least two candidates and salary offers.

Also, take a look at Insider’s Big Tech salary database to see how Airbnb compares to Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and other companies in paying for certain roles.