Amazon L5 Comp

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Aug 31, 2017 33 Comments

Waiting for a verbal offer, but what would be a high end of L5 total comp in Seattle without the need of special approval? Thanks!

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  • Amazon Lol-butt
    176k base + 160k joining bonus/2 years and 300 stocks/4 years which is ~300k @ 1000.. but this is Bay Area. Seattle has max 160k cap on base, but you can get numbers this high..
    Aug 31, 2017 11
    • Intuit uf
      For l5?
      Whats your experience like? Did you accept?
      Aug 31, 2017
    • DocuSign signItNow
      OP
      8 yrs +. Not yet got the numbers
      Aug 31, 2017
    • Intuit uf
      8+ years and SDE-2?
      I am in the same boat as you!
      I am ~9 years offered a SDE-2 position!
      Numbers yet to come...
      Aug 31, 2017
    • Amazon Lol-butt
      I joined from FB, so they had to match my pay.
      Sep 1, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      uriD18

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      uriD18more
      I thought Amazon had a 160k top, even for management. Thats what I've been told repeatedly at least. All the rest is stock comp. 176 base seems fishy.
      Sep 1, 2017
    • Intuit uf
      Bay area has its advantages. Thats a bay area offer
      Sep 1, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng SKETCH
      SF and NY have a base cap of $185k
      Sep 1, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng vqXq75
      I'm a recent high-L5 hire with Amazon in Seattle. I was offered 145K as the base. My counter offer was for a measly bump to 150k, and 200 RSU instead of the offered 150. Their counter was 145K and 160 RSU, but they bumped the sign on bonuses by 15K total (which I didn't try to bump in my counter). So it's true that Amazon does NOT budge on the base, so focus on the other parts of TC.
      Sep 2, 2017
    • DocuSign signItNow
      OP
      Thank you for your tips!
      Sep 2, 2017
    • DocuSign signItNow
      OP
      @vqXq75, did you have a competing offer?
      Sep 3, 2017
  • Microsoft CxpM00
    I guess 150k + 60k+ 90k
    Aug 31, 2017 2
    • Boeing / Eng RallosZek
      Wow, that's less than I expected considering the salaries I've seen bragged about on here.
      Aug 31, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng instandidl
      Amazon is well known to pay a lot less
      Sep 1, 2017
  • Bloomberg / Eng 2A58A
    180-220 range
    Aug 31, 2017 1
    • Amazon / Eng 🔓=🦄
      I think this is probably the most likely for Seattle. Could be slightly higher (10-20k) if you have many years of experience.
      Aug 31, 2017
  • Boeing / Eng RallosZek
    I don't have your answer, but I know that number will be huge. Congrats on being L5 Rich
    Aug 31, 2017 0
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    OP
    Thank you everyone! This will be AWS, wonder if can go up to 230k
    Aug 31, 2017 5
    • Microsoft pandaXpres
      I recently got an offer for 250TC, but I'm L63 at Msft.
      Sep 1, 2017
    • Microsoft pandaXpres
      Also they said they had to get an exception for me. Anyway I declined the offer.
      Sep 1, 2017
    • DocuSign signItNow
      OP
      Did you decide to remain at MS?
      Sep 1, 2017
    • Microsoft pandaXpres
      Took another offer
      Sep 1, 2017
    • Amazon richArab
      L5 230 total
      Sep 2, 2017
  • Indeed / Mgmt TheRight1
    I turned down an offer at that level at 155 + 60 + 125k about a month ago.
    Aug 31, 2017 2
    • Intuit uf
      Sde2 ?
      Whats your experience like?
      Didnt they try to negotiate?
      Aug 31, 2017
    • Indeed / Mgmt TheRight1
      They tried, but not hard enough. Largely due to work-life balance and vacation time.
      Sep 1, 2017
  • Bloomberg / Eng 2A58A
    Your future compensation should not depend on your current one!
    Sep 1, 2017 1
    • Baltimore County / Eng D@mn1t
      It's disgusting when it does. I left senior management at a large company because I was unable to pay people what they're worth because it was too much of an increase. I don't care how low I hired you at, I need to pay you a "real worth" salary if I want to keep a good person.
      Sep 1, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng ancd
    What is your current salary? Based on that negotiations for higher salary
    Aug 31, 2017 1
    • DocuSign signItNow
      OP
      What's a reasonable % raise to ask for?
      Aug 31, 2017
  • Amazon JEDI16
    Depends on what you are counting - total comp vs. base (which maxes around 160k) + RSUs that appreciate every year
    Aug 31, 2017 0
  • Facebook / IT
    Dbs1981

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    Dbs1981more
    Depends on the team , I seen ppl got max 180k fir L5
    Aug 31, 2017 0

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