People

Our employees are critical to achieving our mission

Our employees are critical to achieving
our mission

One Shared Mission

We invite exceptional people from any background to join us in our mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy. Tesla employees enjoy comprehensive medical coverage, 401(k) and generous PTO from day one. With equity grants, stock discounts and more perks, we invest in our team to help them do their best work.

62% Underrepresented Groups

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team uses a people-first and data-driven approach to champion DEI in our business and in the communities in which we operate. Tesla is a majority-minority company—with underrepresented groups as 62% of our U.S. workforce. Page 36

62% Underrepresented Groups

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team uses a people-first and data-driven approach to champion DEI in our business and in the communities in which we operate. Tesla is a majority-minority company—with underrepresented groups as 62% of our U.S. workforce. Page 36

3 Million Applicants

With over 3 million unique applicants globally in 2021, interest in joining Tesla’s mission is at an all-time high. We continue to expand access to hiring opportunities for underrepresented communities by building community partnerships, training interviewers and more. Page 24

Tesla created nearly 100,000 direct jobs in a decade. Our employee count has grown approximately 70 fold over the past decade—and we continue to hire extensively. Gigafactory Texas and Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg are already recruiting for thousands of jobs. Page 23

Tesla created nearly 100,000 direct jobs in a decade. Our employee count has grown approximately 70 fold over the past decade—and we continue to hire extensively. Gigafactory Texas and Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg are already recruiting for thousands of jobs. Page 23

100,000 Direct Jobs

Employee Benefits

Every Tesla employee receives comprehensive benefits starting from day one and has the option to be a shareholder. Page 30

Every Tesla employee receives comprehensive benefits starting from day one and has the option to be a shareholder. Page 30

U.S. Employees

Health and Family

Full medical, dental and vision coverage

A confidential mental wellness program

Maternity and paternity leave

Infertility benefits, including assisted reproductive technologies

Pay and Compensation

Competitive starting wage, 401(k) and financial planning

Option to receive stock grants

Generous paid time off and flexible scheduling 

Financial assistance for sudden hardships 

Unique Perks

Discounted accessories and upgrades, including free Full Self-Driving Capability option package

Free shuttles, monthly carpool subsidies and Bike to Work Earning Program

Free EV charging

Discounts on dining, travel, cellphone plans and fitness resources

We believe that raising matters openly and discussing them freely is the best way to solve problems. Employees are encouraged to freely discuss their wages and benefits as well as raise issues internally or externally to the Integrity Line—available 24/7. Page 42

Open Communication

We believe that raising matters openly and discussing them freely is the best way to solve problems. Employees are encouraged to freely discuss their wages and benefits as well as raise issues internally or externally to the Integrity Line—available 24/7. Page 42

2021 Impact Report