Amazon Applied Scientist 2, L5

Amazon zal
Sep 18, 2018 14 Comments

What's the range for recent AS hires at Amazon? Will be returning after an internship, starting next year, and the recruiter is now asking for my target compensation. Competing offer for postdoc roles only, and 2 years experience before PhD.

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Ayasdi ioUp78
    Is L5 the same as senior and L6 principal?
    Nov 3, 2018 1
    • Amazon Quietroom
      L6 is senior. L7 is principal
      Nov 4, 2018
  • Amazon temp-user
    Get FANG competing offer and ask more.
    Sep 18, 2018 4
    • Amazon zal
      OP
      More than say 267K as Variance said below? What do you think would be the limit?
      Sep 19, 2018
    • Amazon temp-user
      I have seen l5 AS get up to 350k. Even if we say that was exception I think with the right kind of counters 300k is doable.
      Sep 19, 2018
    • Amazon zal
      OP
      Interesting! In Seattle? I can see that in the bay area, but for Seattle that's a lot of money! Dunno if I can pull that through
      Sep 21, 2018
    • Amazon temp-user
      The data point that I have is not from Bay Area. All I am saying is that it is possible to get bump if you have competing FANG offers.
      Sep 21, 2018
  • Amazon Variance
    I got target 267 a year ago (although stock growth means I’ll make more than that). I year experience at a startup after PhD. 2ish years relevant experience before PhD. Seattle. I think that was at the top of the band a year ago.
    Sep 18, 2018 2
    • Amazon zal
      OP
      Did you negotiate them? If so what was your approach? And what was the initial offer?
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Amazon Variance
      Initial offer was 220. My previous company countered (startup, so the numbers were different, but it was something), so I had some leverage. I said, “if you can get to 260k, I can accept today.” The recruiter had to clear it with someone (supposedly), but came back at 267.
      Sep 20, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Ack
    250k all in.
    Sep 18, 2018 1
    • Amazon zal
      OP
      Do you think that's average? Or more on the high side?
      Sep 21, 2018
  • Aurora life-rolls
    Team/Location?
    Sep 18, 2018 1
    • Amazon zal
      OP
      AWS, Seattle
      Sep 18, 2018