Wikimedia Foundation salaries

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This table is a compilation of Wikimedia Foundation salaries from the public 990s, for easy comparison over the years. The amounts reported are for calendar year, not fiscal year.[1] Salaries in United States dollars.

People[edit]

Group[2] Person 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Executive Sue Gardner (ED/advisor) 75,000[3] 168,700 222,550 196,878 201,678 202,095 201,685 301,341[3][4]
Lila Tretikov (ED) 308,149[3] 344,336 390,273[3][5]
Katherine Maher (ED) 307,141 358,871 374,658
Communications Katherine Maher (CCO) 166,353
Heather Walls (Chief Creative Officer) 204,204
Legal Bradford Patrick (GC, int-ED) 118,500 40,625[3]
Mike Godwin (GC) 56,667[3] 120,450 124,184 140,122
Geoff Brigham (GC) 153,456 188,551 199,470 228,114 258,972 157,195[3]
Kelly Kay (DGC) 153,074
Stephen LaPorte (SLC) 134,541[3]
Eileen Hershenov (GC) 0[3] 186,176 281,743[6]
Anthony Sebro (DGC) 204,291[7]
Finance Veronique Kessler (CFO) 105,527 124,574 135,194 166,832
Garfield Byrd (CFA) 58,956[3] 155,625 165,336 177,154 161,063[3]
Jaime Villagomez (CFO) 237,665 264,341 275,495
Anthony Le (Controller) 172,292 183,252
Culture Cyn Skyberg (CTCO) 145,346
Gayle Young (CTCO) 163,127 174,550 183,486 183,725[3][8]
Joady Lohr (CTCO) 178,934 190,856 205,256
Joanna McQuade/
Anna Stillwell (CDA)
193,970
Product Erik Moeller (DD/VPP) 125,719 140,354 155,095 167,439 192,140 302,046[3][9]
Tomasz Finc (PD) 103,598
Terry Chay (DFE) 164,605
Toby Negrin (DE/SDE[10]) 153,699 177,720 192,018 214,504 228,023
Technology Danese Cooper (CTO) 153,578
Victoria Coleman (CTO) 256,399 268,132[6]
CT Woo (DTO) 146,202 159,644
Rob Lanphier (DPE/DE) 144,845 153,469 245,433[3][11]
Trevor Parscal (DOE) 193,176[3][12]
Brion Vibber (KE) 62,473
Stanislav Malyshev (SSE) 180,499 183,146 184,277 186,579
Damon Sicore (VPE) 281,766[3][13]
Weston Moran (VPE) 221,576
Dario Taraborelli (Eng. D) 183,940[14]
Organisational Carolyn Doran (COO) 45,914 34,500[3]
Terence Gilbey (COO) 250,231[3][15]
Fundraising Zack Exley (CCO) 120,500 186,177 184,261
Lisa Seitz-Gruwell (CRO) 168,067 209,706 216,556 229,170
Grantmaking Barry Newstead (CGDO) 184,510
Sheree Chang (VPSP) 184,540
Community Luis Villa (SDCE) 152,202
Angela Reid (CCE) 156,101 163,037

Abbreviations[edit]

Title abbreviations and notes:

  • CCE: Chief of Community Engagement
  • CCO: Chief Community Officer
  • CDA: Chargée d'affaires
  • CFO: Chief Financial Officer
  • CGDO: Chief Global Development Officer
  • CRO: Chief Revenue Officer
  • CTCO: Chief Talent and Culture Officer
  • CTO: Chief Technical Officer
  • DD: Deputy Director
  • DE: Director of Engineering
  • DFE: Director of Features Engineering
  • DOE: Director of Engineering
  • DPE: Director of Platform Engineering
  • DTO: Director of Technical Operations
  • DGC: Deputy General Counsel
  • ED: Executive Director
  • Eng. D: Engineering Director
  • GC: General Counsel
  • KE: Key Employee (note: this is a legal term with a specific meaning in this context; for more information see http://www.nonprofitaccountingbasics.org/form-990-core-form/definition-key-employee)
  • PD: Project Director
  • SDCE: Senior Director of Community Engagement
  • SDE: Senior Director of Engineering
  • SLC: Senior Legal Counsel
  • SSE: Senior Software Engineer
  • VPSP: VP of Strategic Partnerships
  • int-: Interim

Total salaries[edit]

2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Total 16,930 107,122 415,006 1,147,679 2,257,621 3,508,336 7,312,120 11,749,500 15,983,542 19,979,908 26,049,224 31,713,961 33,731,089 38,597,407 46,146,897
Projects 16,043 67,974 242,635 575,956 1,189,115 2,378,652 4,860,808 8,021,895 11,744,168 15,026,534 19,893,528 24,189,343 25,873,873 29,415,088 36,125,042
General and administrative - 25,895 117,659 479,078 481,643 531,616 1,618,534 2,407,832 2,700,060 3,516,451 4,272,568 4,917,307 5,058,508 5,785,743 6,278,186
Fundraising 887 13,253 54,712 92,645 586,863 598,068 832,778 1,319,773 1,539,314 1,436,923 1,883,128 2,607,311 2,798,708 3,396,576 3,743,669

Footnotes[edit]

  1. Wikimedia Foundation 2015 Form 990, Part VII: "Report compensation for the calendar year ending with or within the organization's tax year."
  2. Broad area of work, for comparison.
  3. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Partial year.
  4. A detailed breakdown of Sue's salary was provided on wikimedia-l.
  5. Includes $262,500 in severance
  6. a b Through February 2019
  7. Through June 2019
  8. Includes $98,446 in severance
  9. Includes $208,306 in severance
  10. DE in 2014-15, SDE in 2016
  11. Includes $101,116 in severance
  12. Includes $64,127 in severance
  13. Includes $100,000 in severance
  14. Through March 2019
  15. Includes $80,000 in severance

See also[edit]