$200k average RSU per year per engineer

Facebook utGz11
Oct 30, 2018 23 Comments

From the last earning report, a colleague just calculated how much on average per engineering headcount is compensated with RSU at Facebook?

For 2018, FB paid $3.1b in RSU comp for R&D. Based on his estimated engineering headcount of 15,000 it came ~200k RSU / head.

Any similar data from other equity-heavy company?

@Google @Facebook @Amazon @Microsoft @Apple

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  • eBay hulk3
    Ratio of devs vs higher ups (including C*O, VP) is probably 80:20. Numbers of average and / or median will be skewed
    Oct 30, 2018 11
    • Amazon iVlh64
      That comment should be pinned at the top of this section. So many people don't seem to understand that early years are overpriced due to initial grants. And don't get me started on stock appreciation.
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Google CXZ10
      Some of the target stock mentioned here are simply not true. I have access to actual target data and they are nowhere close to what is claimed here.
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Twitter 0nMyWay
      How do u have access? You work in HR at google? Or you’re a manager? Anyway he is saying fb numbers not google.
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Facebook utGz11
      OP
      @Twitter: RSU in the example on year 6 onwards will remain 120k (if no promotion and no change in perf rating). In practice, at FB not many L5 get stuck beyond 4 years unlike at Google.
      Nov 1, 2018
    • Facebook utGz11
      OP
      @Google: don’t compare Google’s pre-2011 comp in late 2018 discussion. A few personal contacts have got offers in 2017/18 with 600k-700k L4 rsu and 800k-1m L5 rsu. All had strong competitive offers or were making around the same at FB (although some at level+1)
      Nov 1, 2018
  • Twitter 0nMyWay
    How many RSUs are you getting at fb/year? I doubt the median is 200k/year
    Oct 30, 2018 6
    • Facebook E007
      Eng new grads is 40kish, then 70kish, senior e5 120k, e6 200k, e7 350kish.
      So it does seem reasonable average given above is for a meets expectations. Definitely not a median though.
      Oct 30, 2018
    • Grab grrrr1
      Are these per year or over 4 years?
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Facebook E007
      Yearly refresh which vests over 4 years. Sign on rsu are typically higher than a few years of refreshes
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Twitter 0nMyWay
      But another FBer showed how it stacks and you make bank 2-4years and even 5th year there is not a 50% drop (cliff) in RSUs
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Facebook E007
      Yep. There’s a 4 year cliff if stock grew like crazy from the initial grant (as it did last few years), otherwise it’s “normal” tech solid comp.

      If you perform well you’re actually much ahead on years 3-4
      Nov 1, 2018
  • Citrix Systems BoRh82
    Seems more like the mean than median. Damn wish it was same here 😅
    Oct 30, 2018 2
    • Facebook utGz11
      OP
      It’s mean, median would be much lower as E3-E5 are 75%+ of total headcount.
      Oct 30, 2018
    • Citrix Systems BoRh82
      Here I get 1/8 of the RSU people from FB get as new hires per year.
      Oct 30, 2018
  • Google
    onMyWayy

    Google

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    Amazon
    onMyWayymore
    You know executives get paid a lot right?

    Which executive has how much stock allocation is available publicly for publicly traded companies. Look it up for cfo, board of directors, vp, svp etc
    Oct 30, 2018 0