~350K Seattle to ??? in Bay Area

Amazon fjsg29
Aug 28 44 Comments

Interviewed at bunch of places & got Sr. SDE positions in the range of 350K in Seattle. These are Non-FANG companies.

I'm wondering how much do I need to get in Bay Area to get same net in-hand? State taxes & COL are killer in Bay. Which public companies in Bay should I target?

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  • LinkedIn dnsguy
    350k in Seattle is 351k in the Bay
    Aug 28 9
    • Intel / Eng Daamn
      I did read and hasn't changed my opinion. I've lived in both places. Maybe I just got lucky in Seattle then.
      Aug 28
    • Facebook qwertyuip
      But is it still going on or how long did it last?
      Aug 28
    • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
      not everyone is single 😂
      Aug 28
    • Intel / Eng Daamn
      I'm not in seattle anymore but it lasted for 3 years
      Aug 28
    • Broadcom Ltd. ali_mama
      Had plenty of success in the bay area not sure why people think bay area is bad for dating
      Aug 28
  • Lyft !lyft
    Compared to Seattle you will need +20% in Bay area. +10% for every kid and non working spouse.
    Aug 28 5
    • Amazon CulStryBro
      This guy fucks (and pays for having done so)
      Aug 28
    • Lyft !lyft
      What do you mean? Care to explain?
      Aug 28
    • Lyft / Eng n00b0
      Procreation creates children which cost money to support
      Aug 28
    • Amazon CulStryBro
      Lol. I am white as snow, my brother. It is a Silicon Valley reference. Catch up on your memes.
      Aug 28
    • Microsoft uebskah
      Haha sorry. I don’t watch it. Thanks for letting me know!
      Aug 28
  • Zillow Group whitehat!
    ~$450k. Factor in state taxes and difference in housing cost. This is very personal. This is the very end of the range for senior. FB may pay that much. Lyft, Uber, Pinterest, other unicorn startups.
    Aug 28 4
    • Amazon fjsg29
      OP
      You added 100k, that's like 30% more 🙄
      Thanks for the tip on companies to try though
      Aug 28
    • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
      That's pretty accurate... The bay is insane. I'm staying in Seattle for that reason
      Aug 28
    • Zillow Group whitehat!
      It's not a percentage. Look at after tax money for $450k in Calif and $350k in wash. Then subtract the difference in rents of your place in Seattle and the bay area. I wouldn't do this with mortgages since more complicated and depends on more factors.
      Aug 28
    • Amazon fjsg29
      OP
      @whitehat! Well said, will work on the math
      Aug 28
  • Oracle / Eng aham
    What are these non FANG companies offering 350k for senior software roles?
    Aug 28 0
  • Google SdrPikachu
    TC?
    Around 400k probably. You can plug numbers into any paycheck calculator that has a state drop-down.
    I'd just take the 350k, seems decent for your YOE. Didn't know there are many companies outside of FAANGMULA that offer that much!
    Aug 28 5
    • Amazon fjsg29
      OP
      Love your username 🤣
      Yes, I was pleasantly surprised too
      Aug 28
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      400k? LOL. Tax difference alone would be close to 50k. More like 450k.
      Aug 28
    • Google SdrPikachu
      I interpreted "net in-hand" as after tax salary.
      Aug 28
    • Amazon fjsg29
      OP
      @SdrPikachu - You're right. I was initially looking at after tax figures. But would appreciate if math accommodates COL for better apples-apples comparison
      Aug 29
    • Facebook PKMKB_1
      Col in bay area isn’t much higher than seattle
      Aug 29
  • Cisco smallz
    Stock appreciation doesn’t count bud
    Aug 28 2
    • Amazon fjsg29
      OP
      Your comment looks misplaced bud
      Aug 28
    • Amazon vbjimg
      perhaps he meant pre-ipo stock?
      is the 350 liquid?
      which companies?
      Aug 28
  • Coupang cuyer
    What is the break down for 350? How much is your base. Move to Seattle you will be top 1% earners in Washington state.
    Aug 28 6
    • Zillow Group whitehat!
      So 160 max base at Amazon is a myth?
      Aug 28
    • Amazon fjsg29
      OP
      @Whitehat! I was speaking about the offer. And not my current TC.
      Aug 28
    • Cisco smallz
      You’re a clown op trying to cover your lies
      Aug 28
    • Amazon fjsg29
      OP
      Take some reading lessons first, Cisco 😜
      Aug 30
    • Cisco cronaldoe
      Haha chump “how much is your base” and you respond “about 190-200 base”... everyone and their mother knows 160k is max base amazon seattle.. even if you were referring to the “350k breakdown” - that is still your current job in Seattle as you are asking “350k Seattle = ? In Bay Area”... go home buddy
      Aug 31
  • New Gned33
    700K
    Aug 29 3
    • Amazon fjsg29
      OP
      FU
      Aug 29
    • New Gned33
      > FU

      You are welcome.

      It's expensive to live here. Why don't you take these low ball suggestions you are getting, and then compare notes with me next year?
      Aug 30
    • Amazon fjsg29
      OP
      What's your monthly expense? Rent / Mortgage?!
      Aug 30
  • Apple €@u082
    Around 430K in California for same net in-hand
    Aug 28 0
  • Nintendo hvccvb
    499.999k because everyone else has slowly been going up the curve
    Aug 28 0

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