Amazon SDE1 salary

Apr 29 11 Comments

Hi folks. I got an offer from amazon for SDE1 role in amazon Cupertino campus. It’s for amazon’s payment group. I have one and half year of experience and I did my masters in Carnegie Mellon university,Pittsburgh.

Should I accept SDE1 or should I ask for SDE2. ? Also regarding the compensation- my recruiter hasn’t spoken with me yet. What should I give as expected salary when she asks.

Please provide some info regarding base, RSU, bonus.

Thanks in advance.

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Amazon amazoning
    Sde1 is solid. Base should be around 130, bonus around 60k and stocks around 45. This is 70%ile so there would be room for negotiation. Ask for tc 200
    Apr 29 6
    • Amazon twitch.
      No one is getting TC of 200K as an SDE1, let alone at 70 percentile. Don’t give blind numbers. But the OP can ask for 200 and settle for a bit low, just don’t push it.
      Role change to SDE2 is impossible unless you decline and interview again in 6-12 months. Promotion from SDE1 to 2 is going to take at least an year. Decide if you want TC now or SDE2 role later.
      Apr 29
    • OP
      What would you say as a best salary got SDE1?
      Apr 29
    • Amazon twitch.
      Since you said Bay Area, the best possible would be around 185K. But expect them to start the offer around 160 initially. Depending on your negotiation skills you can fall between 160-185.
      Apr 29
    • Amazon twitch.
      So I just learned from other post that you can get upto 200K in Bay Area. So I am wrong here. So I guess aim for it, good luck!
      Apr 29
    • Amazon amazoning
      Yeah man you’re wrong. Know stuff before you preach
      May 2
  • Amazon bezos,Jeff
    Unlikely you’ll get an Sde2 offer unless your experience was from a FANG and you killed your interviews
    Apr 29 0
  • OP
    Sure. Thank you so much for sharing thoughts.
    Apr 29 1
    • PayPal / IT Pzvh30
      Did you get an offer?
      May 28
  • OP
    They haven’t told me the TC yet.
    Apr 29 0

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