Expedia salaries revealed: These 12 jobs at the $12.7 billion travel giant fetch as much as $267,000 in base pay (EXPE)

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Travel giant Expedia Group has had a turbulent year.

The company’s former CEO and chief financial officer resigned in December, citing disagreements with the board over strategy. Then, the pandemic hit, causing what new CEO Peter Kern called “likely the worst quarter the travel industry has seen in modern history,” driving Expedia sales down 82%. Expedia cut 12% of its workforce earlier this year. The company is now valued at some $12.7 billion on the stock market.

An Expedia spokesperson said the company saw bookings start to rebound in May and is seeing anecdotal signs of recovery: Trip searches on Expedia.com have seen an uptick, and its vacation rental subsidiary VBRO had more stays on Labor Day this year than in 2019.

It’s unclear how much the pandemic has affected compensation within Expedia, but federal data provides a window into at least some of the highest-paid roles within the company.

American companies have to disclose salaries when they apply for visas on behalf of current or prospective foreign workers. The Office of Foreign Labor Certification publishes the salaries every year. Business Insider analyzed the data to find the highest-paying roles within Expedia.

We analyzed Expedia’s more than 400 active foreign-worker visas in 2020 to find the titles with the highest salaries and provided a salary range for each role (the data doesn’t include total compensation, which can include bonuses or stock awards). We focused this list on roles that pay $200,000 or more at the high end of the range. The highest we found pays $267,000.

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It’s not a comprehensive look because it contains only salaries for foreign workers, but it provides a rare look — most companies doesn’t disclose or discuss employee compensation, except for public companies required to report compensation for top executives. 

Here are the highest-paid salaries within Expedia Group, according to visa filings:

Director, strategy and business development: Up to $200,000

Top salary range: $148,155 to $200,000

Similar job posting: Director, corporate development

Top responsibility: “Generate acquisition strategies and themes both independently and in coordination with Expedia’s business unit leaders.”

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Principal software development engineer: Up to $200,000

Top salary range: $164,417 to $200,000

Top responsibility: “Work through ambiguous problems through validated design skills, sharp analytical abilities, and an ability to influence/utilize technical teams to execute on those ideas,” according to a recent job posting.

Senior software architect: Up to $202,927.56

Top salary range: $153,795 to $202,927.56

Similar job posting: Senior software development engineer

Top responsibility: “Use your creativity, outstanding engineering skills, and technical knowledge to deliver features and improvements.”

Manager, engineering: Up to $203,000

Top salary: $160,701 to $203,000

Top responsibility: “You will be responsible for coaching and mentoring an incredible, hardworking team around their goals, delivery, and career development,” according to a recent job posting.

Director of strategy and marketing innovation: Up to $203,333

Top salary range: $156,500 to $203,333

Similar job posting: Director, product marketing

Top responsibility: “In this role, you will help build and mentor a team to …read more

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