Microsoft is to give its non-executive staff a $1,500 (£1,080) bonus for their work during the pandemic.
The company told the BBC it was a symbol of appreciation "during a uniquely challenging year".
It added: "We are proud to recognise our employees with a one-time monetary gift."
In the first quarter of 2021 Microsoft's profits rose 38% on the same period last year.
The Verge reported that employees below vice-president level who joined no later than 31 March 2021 would receive the payment, including part-time workers.
The big tech firms have done well during the pandemic and Microsoft is not the only firm to have made bonus payments to staff.
Google made a similar $1,000 payment in May 2020.
In December, Amazon gave front-line employees a $300 (£216) dollar bonus with part-time workers receiving $150.
Amazon's revenue rose by 38% in 2020 to $386bn (£279bn).
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