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]

Group[2] Person 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
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
Communications Katherine Maher (CCO) 166,353
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
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
Anthony Le (Controller) 172,292
Culture Cyn Skyberg (CTCO) 145,346
Gayle Young (CTCO) 163,127 174,550 183,486 183,725[3][6]
Joady Lohr (CTCO) 178,934 190,856
Product Erik Moeller (DD/VPP) 125,719 140,354 155,095 167,439 192,140 302,046[3][7]
Tomasz Finc (PD) 103,598
Terry Chay (DFE) 164,605
Toby Negrin (DE/SDE[8]) 153,699 177,720 192,018 214,504
Technology Danese Cooper (CTO) 153,578
Victoria Coleman (CTO) 256,399
CT Woo (DTO) 146,202 159,644
Rob Lanphier (DPE/DE) 144,845 153,469 245,433[3][9]
Trevor Parscal (DOE) 193,176[3][10]
Brion Vibber (KE) 62,473
Stanislav Malyshev (SSE) 180,499 183,146 184,277
Damon Sicore (VPE) 281,766[3][11]
Weston Moran (VPE) 221,576
Organisational Carolyn Doran (COO) 45,914 34,500[3]
Terence Gilbey (COO) 250,231[3][12]
Fundraising Zack Exley (CCO) 120,500 186,177 184,261
Lisa Seitz-Gruwell (CRO) 168,067 209,706 216,556
Grantmaking Barry Newstead (CGDO) 184,510
Sheree Chang (VPSP) 184,540
Community Luis Villa (SDCE) 152,202
Angela Reid (CCE) 156,101
?? Joanna McQuade (CDA) 193,970

Title abbreviations and notes:

  • CCE: Chief of Community Engagement
  • CCO: Chief Community Officer
  • CDA: Chargé 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
  • 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

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. Includes $98,446 in severance
  7. Includes $208,306 in severance
  8. DE in 2014-15, SDE in 2016
  9. Includes $101,116 in severance
  10. Includes $64,127 in severance
  11. Includes $100,000 in severance
  12. Includes $80,000 in severance

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