Facebook is raising wages for workers hired to moderate content

Facebook is raising wages for workers hired to moderate content

Facebook is giving some of its workers a raise, and for good reason.

According to a blog post published on Monday, Facebook is raising the hourly wages for employees across different disciplines at the company.

Content moderators will get the highest raise to their pay, while other workers in various areas will eventually receive changes to their pay as well.


 “The work we do to connect people around the world would not be possible without the talented and dedicated people who do contract work at Facebook," the post read.

"They are employed by outside vendor partners to work either part-time or full-time and provide important services across content review, security, culinary, transportation and other teams.

“Content review at our size can be challenging and we know we have more work to do. We’re committed to supporting our content reviewers in a way that puts their well-being first and we will continue to share steps forward on this important topic.”

Facebook also announced it was making changes to help alleviate some of the stress from the work its employees have, including expanded on-site counseling and resiliency training. The blog post also disclosed a whistleblower hotline, where employees can raise concerns directly to someone at Facebook.

Staff Writer