Amazon L6 Cupertino / salary expectations

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Mar 20 16 Comments

Hey everyone,

Just received a call from amazon-aws that they’re making me an L6 offer. Recruiter asked me for salary expectations (sde with 13 yoe). What’s a good annual comp range to ask (bay area)?

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
    Accept anything around 380k, they’ll go max till 400k AFAIK. Beyond that will require VP approval
    Mar 20 5
    • Amazon day1
      Dream on
      Mar 20
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      What? You’d be nuts to join anything below 380k at L6 in Bay Area.
      Mar 20
    • Amazon day1
      Depends on a lot of factors. What is being nuts for you could be a good move for someone else
      Mar 20
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      Are you a manager?
      Mar 20
    • Amazon day1
      Haha. Going to be soon :)
      Mar 20
  • Amazon dillidhuan
    300k
    Mar 20 2
    • Adobe tihwv
      OP, your recruiter beat you in your Blind game 😄
      Mar 20
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      I saw another post from a recruiter asking what they should offer. Your screwed.
      Mar 20
  • Adobe tihwv
    300k for L6? Isn't that like LOOOOOOW?
    Mar 20 2
    • Tumblr Olajuwo
      Amazon
      Mar 20
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      L5’s get 300k man.. it’s too low for external L6 hire + AWS ( no one admits, but pay is higher in AWS on average )
      Mar 20
  • Adobe tihwv
    What would the Bay Area range look like for an L6 and L7 on SDM
    Mar 21 1
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      400-430k for L6 SDM top of range
      Mar 21
  • Amazon ok just
    As a new hire you should get anywhere in the upper half of the band, so 345-380k
    Mar 21 1
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      Bay Area range is higher, you are talking about the range in Seattle. But yeah 380k is a great number for external hire
      Mar 21