Reddit employees will keep their coveted San Francisco salaries if they move to more affordable cities, bucking the trend of pay cuts for workers leaving Silicon Valley
- Many of Reddit's
Silicon Valleypeers, including Facebook and Stripe, have said that workers will indeed take a salary cut if they leave Silicon Valley.
- The pandemic has altered real estate in the tech region as corporate offices remain shuttered and many companies consider alternative, remote options even after offices reopen.
Reddit will keep paying its employees their San Francisco salaries if they decide to leave the region for more affordable locales, the company said in a Tuesday blog post.
"To support employees to live where they want to and do their best work, we are eliminating geographic compensation zones in the US," the company wrote. "It means that our US compensation will be tied to pay ranges of high-cost areas such as SF and NY, regardless of where employees live." Reddit also said it will still work to reimagine office space for those who want to both work remotely and come into an office periodically.Reddit did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
An exodus from the pricey San Francisco Bay Area is nothing new, but the pandemic and a shift to remote work have accelerated an "urban flight" from the city since this summer. A June report from rental site Zumper showed that rents had plunged 9.2% year-over-year. And according to an October Realtor report, the median rent for a studio apartment in the city dropped over 30% from this time last year, signaling a decrease in demand for housing.
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