Amazon SDE 3 comp

Netflix fs92
Feb 27, 2018 22 Comments

Had a phone conversation recently with an Amazon recruiter. She had me down as an SDE 3 candidate. I asked the range. This is for bay area.

"Roughly 325 - 375, one person recently came in really high at about 400."

Just thought I'd share.


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TOP 22 Comments
  • Uber hkfRbq1
    No way. Year 1 and 2 will be in low 200s for sure due to 5-15-40-40 vesting schedule. Not sure if you'll ever reach 350.
    Feb 28, 2018 11
    • Amazon / Eng 📟ruins👪
      TC range for SDE3s in Seattle is 250K to 350K.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Lyft Tty2
      Hkf, you clearly do not know the structure of amazon TC. Yes, you can get 350k every single year.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Amazon 22SEA206
      Minimum SDE3 comp at Amazon is $270k in Seattle. In the Bay Area it's even higher. Again that's minimum.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Facebook Bruno1
      Year 1 & 2 you will receive sign on bonus to compensate for the lower stock getting you to $350. I was a SDE3 at Amazon.
      Mar 1, 2018
    • eBay CountNow
      Bruno, what's your level and TC at Facebook? How do you like it compared to Amazon?
      Jul 4, 2018
  • Amazon 22SEA206
    As a tech recruiter at Amazon I will tell you that hkf is straight wrong and is trying to disseminate false information. SDE3 payband is actually really competitive in the market and the 325-375 range for SDE3 in the Bay Area is accurate.
    Feb 28, 2018 2
    • Uber hkfRbq1
      I was talking based on what I've seen a year-two ago in Seattle. Nice to hear that numbers climbed up.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Salesforce pastry
      @22SEA206 what is the SDE-II band in the Bay Area?
      Mar 3, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    @hkRbq1 again, where are you getting this from? It would help if you share your history with Amazon in the Bay Area (the subject of discussion).

    I know SDE2s in the Bay Area getting 65k/year sign-on. Bay Area also does not have the 160k base limit that we have in Seattle.

    For the right candidate, especially SDE3, you could easily get a TC of 250/350k right from the get-go.
    Feb 28, 2018 4
    • Amazon donerkebab
      I interviewed as a SDE3 last year but got a SDE2 offer. $230k after negotiating. SDE3s can easily do way better than that.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Amazon JoffBozes
      Do you know a good doner kebab in Seattle.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Amazon donerkebab
      Cafe turko in Fremont is the bomb. Grab a bite and head next door to Fremont brewing and grab a cold pale ale. Makes for a great Sunday.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Amazon JoffBozes
      Fuck looks good. I miss some adana kebab and lahmacums
      Feb 28, 2018
  • Amazon jeffbbb
    It is possible as sign on bonus for the first 2 years.
    Feb 28, 2018 1
    • Uber hkfRbq1
      You won't get 150k/year bonus.
      Feb 28, 2018