SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today published its annual diversity and salary parity data. The data shows that GoDaddy continues to pay men and women in similar jobs at parity across the company, its efforts to increase the number of women in senior leader positions is producing strong results, and there is still progress to be made in order to create a more diverse workforce.
"GoDaddy serves an incredibly diverse customer base and we want to create a workforce that is equally diverse," said GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner. "I'm very proud of where GoDaddy is on pay parity today and also the progress we're making to close gender and ethnicity gaps. That said, there's still a lot of work in front of us for broader gender and ethnic diversity. We are focused on reducing unconscious bias – across gender, race and background – to ensure we create equal opportunity across the company for everyone."
GoDaddy Salary Data The 2018 salary data shows that GoDaddy is paying men and women at parity across the company, when comparing men and women in like roles.
To provide a more comprehensive look at pay equity at GoDaddy, for the first time this year's report examined total rewards including base salary, target bonus and stock grants. Historically, GoDaddy salary data focused solely on base salary. In addition, GoDaddy is now using salary average vs. salary median when comparing men and women and minorities in like roles. GoDaddy believes analyzing salary average is a more accurate and inclusive look at pay equity as it accounts for all salaries, including outliers, who otherwise would be excluded in analyzing median pay.
The 2018 salary data shows that when you look at the total population across the company, women make the same amount as men. In the technical ranks, women make two cents more on the dollar than men. Women in non-technical roles make one cent less than their male counterparts, and women in leadership roles now are at pay parity with men in like roles.
The salary data shows that ethnic minorities make two cents more on the dollar than their non-minority counterparts, and in technical ranks, make five cents more on the dollar than their non-minority counterparts in like roles.
We've provided two sets of charts below to illustrate 2018 GoDaddy salary data vs. 2017 GoDaddy salary data using the new methodology (total rewards and average salary). The second set of charts compares 2018 GoDaddy salary data using last year's methodology (base pay and median salary).
GoDaddy Diversity The 2018 data shows GoDaddy has increased the total population of women at the company, from 26 percent to 29 percent of the total workforce. Women comprise 35 percent of non-technical positions at GoDaddy, up from 31 percent in 2017, and women makeup 19 percent of technical positions, which is flat versus 2017.
Over the past two years, women in senior leadership positions at GoDaddy has increased seven percent to 33 percent overall. This year, 50 percent of promotions for vice presidents and above at the company were women. These positive gains result from a system introduced in 2016 that proactively identifies qualified women, and other qualified candidates, who should be considered for promotion so that no one is overlooked during reviews.
Analyzing GoDaddy's engineering ranks shows a year-over-year decline in the number of women in entry-level roles. The majority of employees who left entry-level jobs (SDE/SDET I and SDE/SDET II) were promoted, which is reflected in the seven percent increase of mid-level engineer roles (SDE/SDET III).
In 2018, minorities comprised 32 percent of GoDaddy's workforce population, on par with 2017. Below is a breakdown by ethnicity.
Below is a closer look at GoDaddy's minority population across different company roles and departments.
"GoDaddy doesn't treat diversity and equal pay as one-off programs – they are woven into our people process and company culture," said GoDaddy Chief People Officer Monica Bailey. "We aren't afraid of transparency and highlighting our areas to improve because we know doing so makes our industry stronger by learning from one another. We're committed to making steady progress and won't stop because the work of reducing bias and ensuring fairness for all employees is never done."
About GoDaddy GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.