6 YOE and making same as new grad?

eBay / Eng AliveNot
Mar 18 32 Comments

I always thought 200k TC was alot, back in the day. Honestly I've never heard of such high TC except on blind. I am now finding out that new grads get 200k TC. Is it really true? Have I undersolf my self? I am a pretty good engineer. I pay attention to best practices, stay up to date and always try to innovate. What am I doing wrong? What TC should I be making? If you count pre college years my real programming YOE is more like 10 YOE.

Honestly, new grads are pretty trashy engineers. They have alot of mistakes to make before they get good. In general. Why are companies dishing out a quarter mil to these guys and not more to me? I guess I just haven't tried that hard to get a better salary?

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TOP 32 Comments
  • Maybe not work at eBay 😁
    Mar 18 5
    • eBay / Eng AliveNot
      OP
      What's wrong with eBay? Do they not pay well? 200k TC was 20k more than I got at my last job so I took the job. But I had an FB interview I could have gone to. Did I make a mistake?
      Mar 18
    • eBay / Eng AliveNot
      OP
      Thing is, I found out on blind a new grad at eBay is making same as me. That's what bugged me.
      Mar 18
    • Tbh I don’t even know, I’m just being a bit of a troll. From what I’ve seen most the massive offers are at FB/Google. But you can check levels.fyi to see how you compare at eBay and vs other companies
      Mar 18
    • Amazon Beffjezos
      FB offer for you would prob be E5 depending on interview which should be $350k TC
      Mar 18
    • Salesforce smurf9
      Eventually you’ll just have to come to terms that there will always be those that make more than you, even if that group is small. Is your TC low for your YOE? Yeah. But you could make a jump anywhere to take a shot at market value whenever you like. Also, not everyone out here is telling the truth.
      Mar 19
  • MathWorks p8Rz2u
    Very very few new grads get 200k. Also, you shouldn't take Blind posts too seriously, there is absolutely nothing stopping people from adding 50k to their TC when posting here.
    Mar 18 2
    • SAP kimsoo
      Yeah, I can say my TC is 400k. The problem is who fk cares? Who believes it?
      Mar 18
    • MathWorks p8Rz2u
      Clearly OP will believe you 😂
      Mar 18
  • Okta doll$h
    Start Leetcoding mate!
    Tbh these new grad offers are blowing my mind too these days
    Mar 18 0
  • Apple ghccgbbxf
    only very few new grads making 200k TC and they will work tireless like a machine. You can’t.
    Mar 18 1
    • Google
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      tsukinomore
      or they started leetcoding in middle school
      Mar 18
  • Qualtrics / Sales
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    The 90 percentile or higher software engineer salary numbers are oversampled on Blind.
    Mar 18 0
  • Facebook public2
    New grads make a lot more than 200k. Their singing bonuses alone is up to half that before the first paycheck or vest.
    Mar 18 6
    • Facebook public2
      Sorry it's gone down a lot since my time there I guess.
      Mar 18
    • Chase / Design
      tristo

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      Less is more.
      tristomore
      Or you're just full of shit.
      Mar 19
    • Facebook public2
      I have no incentive to lie. Goog signon was 75 to 100 when I was there but could have changed for sure. Goog base is probably still ~110, bonus ~10% and gsu ~200. Which part is wrong?
      Mar 19
    • Intel iambot
      people use new grad term too loosely for my understanding. do you mean bachelor or masters or phd.
      Mar 22
    • Facebook public2
      Bachelor (in engineering). PhDs usually come in a level higher.
      Mar 22
  • New / Mgmt VSwf01
    Stop worrying about what other's are doing and focus on you. Some people have TCs of a million. If I really think about that I'll probably lose my sanity.
    Mar 18 0
  • Nvidia yVoq66
    300TC is possible for new grad(MS)
    Mar 18 1
    • Okta doll$h
      I don’t think it’s true if it’s a public company
      Mar 18
  • Google camelCase
    Standard new grad offer at Google is about 150K. With competing offer and negotiation it can get close to 200K, but most get less.
    Mar 18 2
    • Salesforce gitinit
      Base or TC?
      Mar 18
    • Google camelCase
      This is TC. Typical base would be 120.
      Mar 18
  • SAP kimsoo
    As far as I know, even FAANG don’t offer 200k to new graduate. Eg, 200k is for SDE2 in Amazon. New graduate can only get about 150k
    Mar 18 0
  • Google / Eng Ralph fu
    I personally know quite a few of my friends (all new grads like me) getting over 200k even 250-300k TC, mostly from google or Facebook. I got an offer at 270k at Google after 1 year at a smaller company so I don’t think that’s something that hard to do. The only thing I did was to have a couple of other offers at about same level
    Mar 19 0
  • Salesforce lolsssss
    New grad offers at salesforce is 120 to 130 base 10% bonus and 20 to 25k equity. Adds up to 160 to 170k. If you have 6 YOE you can get senior member of technical Staff at least and get 250k+.
    Mar 19 2
    • Amadeus Trick2g
      Bs. There are so many smts’s at salesforce making 130-140k base and 50k rsu vesting over 4 years.
      Mar 20
    • Salesforce lolsssss
      I am talking about new offers in the last year and a half. If there are SMTS being paid less that’s their own fault.
      Mar 20
  • eBay Knxr83
    I am only at tc 165k. Should I look for more? PS: new grad
    Mar 19 0