The Wall Street has a few stupid metric around that analysts love to measure, and one such thoughtless measuring is of how much money a company generates per employee.

Sure, it is a fun way to quantify things for the casual observer, but it rarely paints the true picture, particularly when taken in context with other companies in the industry. Anyway, we have some updated figures on this.

For the fiscal year 2013, each employee at Microsoft brought in $786,400 in revenue, with a net income of $220,800. Clearly some large figures, keeping in mind that fact that Microsoft has close to a hundred thousand employees on its payroll. Worldwide.

But at the same time, it also has more property and buildings than some immediate competitors like Apple and Google, and full time employees that help with maintenance do not actually bring in money.


For comparison purposes, Apple brought in $461,200 in net income on revenue per head of $2,128,400, while the corresponding figures for Google came in at $270,500 and $1,252,700.

The former has around 80,000 employees, while the latter has 48,000.

Redmond’s new head count, after the Nokia acquisition has come under the radar these days, with some recent rumors suggesting that the company is looking to cut up to 10% of its workforce.

Satya Nadella even alluded to this in his open letter recently, and more details on the path forward for Microsoft are expected later this month.

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  1. My question would be what’s the average salary at Microsoft? If this adds up, it should be somewhere around $200,000.

  2. Mike Greenway / July 12, 2014 at 8:28 am /Reply

    Has anyone clicked on the “Download windows 9” link at the bottom of this post? How can that link exist? How can I download something that isn’t released yet?

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