An update from LinkedIn

Today LinkedIn reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs, following a routine compliance review of compensation practices. The agency claimed that between 2015 and 2017, we paid some female employees in California inconsistently with their peers. While we have agreed to settle this matter, we do not agree with the government’s claims; LinkedIn pays and has paid its employees fairly and equitably when comparing similar work.

In 2021 we conducted an ‘equal pay analysis’ and found that globally, for every $1.00 earned by men, our female employees earn $0.999. In the US, our employees of color earn $1.00 for every $1.00 earned by our white employees.

We recognize that pay equity requires continuous attention and investment. 

  • We use local and function-based competitive market data to develop pay ranges and guidance to ensure fair and consistent pay across different groups within the same jobs, levels, and regions.

  • As part of our annual review cycles, we review our employees’ pay compared to the ranges and to their peers, and we make adjustments as appropriate.

  • We regularly review and evaluate our pay practices to ensure our employees are being compensated fairly.

You can find more about our inclusion and equity efforts in our annual Workforce Diversity Report.