From $67k to $250k Per Year: Spotify Salaries For Foreign Employees in U.S.

Business Insider has analyzed data on the permanent and temporary employees of the US Foreign Labor Certification to understand what salaries Spotify offers to foreign workers invited on work visas. The data includes the salaries of 47 foreign worker certification applications filed by Spotify between October and June 2020. Most of the applications were submitted for jobs in New York, but there are also vacancies in Boston, Miami, and Los Angeles.

The publication notes that the amounts in the disclosed data are the minimum wages that companies indicate in their applications. This indicator is based on the average salary received by employees in comparable positions with the same qualifications. In fact, companies can pay more or reward employees, for example, by issuing stock options.


Spotify offers regular and temporary marketing employees a base salary of $94,000 to $133,000 per year. For example, a social media manager can count on $94.800, and a deputy director for corporate development – $130,000.

Market research

Salaries range from $70,000 to $160,000 per year. The senior project manager will be able to receive the minimum salary, while the salary of a business operations analyst is $155,000.

Data analysts and developers

The base salary varies from $100,000 to $250,000 per year. A data scientist can anticipate remuneration between $165,000 to $250,000, an iOS developer – between $132,600 to $198,900, and a machine learning specialist – $230,000.

HR Department

Spotify offered permanent and temporary employees in the human resources department a base salary of $67,000 to $150,000 per year. An HR specialist can count on $67,900, and the head of the HR department – $150,000.

In March 2020, Spotify reported staff growth of 28% year-on-year to 4,924 worldwide. Spotify has over 100 jobs in the U.S., according to LinkedIn. At the moment, the company is looking for heads of audiobooks and data analytics.

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