How Much Nvidia Pays Engineers, Research Scientists, and

  • Ever wonder how much Nvidia pays engineers or developers? We analyzed dozens of salaries.
  • Nvidia discloses salary data in visa applications it submits to the US Department of Labor.
  • Most engineering salaries were between $100,000 and $200,000, with some software developer salaries as low as $90,750.

Nvidia had a rocky start to 2022. Its stock has dropped nearly 50% since the start of the year, and in February, its $40 billion bid to acquire SoftBank-owned Arm fell through. Still, the company reported in its first-quarter earnings that it increased revenue in both its data center and gaming divisions by nearly 50%.

Although Nvidia does not share how much it pays employees, it is required to disclose salary offers in work-visa applications submitted to the US Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification. Insider combed data from the office, which authorizes hiring non-US employees, then publicly releases the data. 

The data does not include stock grants that can significantly increase total compensation, and only includes positions that Nvidia submitted visa applications for in the first quarter of 2022. That said, companies are required to disclose base salaries for jobs it offers foreign workers, and those salaries have to be the same as what it would offer a US employee, making the data a valuable guide for a variety of Nvidia positions. Insider dug through the dozens of disclosed salaries that represent engineers, managers, and more.

The majority of the analyzed salaries, from the first quarter of 2022, represent workers in California and Texas. The highest salary offer was for a distinguished engineer in California, at $320,000, while the lowest was for a Level II system design engineer in Oregon, who was offered $82,888.

Here’s a breakdown of what Nvidia pays many other employees. The broad categories are taken from filings by the Office of Foreign Labor Certification. Roles are listed below only if there are at least three candidates.

When you are done checking out the data below, take a look at Insider’s Big Tech salary database to see how much Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and other companies pay their workers.