Amazon base Pay cap Seattle

Apr 10, 2018 9 Comments

Is it true that 160k is the highest base pay you can get for any SDE level at Amazon/AWS?


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TOP 9 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng cybsurf_am
    Apr 10, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Product Ulub72
    160k is largest base pay at amazon Seattle . Period. Regardless your role, tenure, or level. It applies to directors, vps etc.
    Apr 10, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng n0v
    Apr 10, 2018 1
    • OP
      Tell me more. What is it then?
      Apr 11, 2018
  • Amazon ypWG56
    Yes, it will have to change though. The base has been capped at 160k for over 10 years now
    Apr 11, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Lotl
    At about L5-L6 most of your income is in equity after the end of the second year.
    Apr 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft YfLX72
    What is stock + pay + bonus? Stock & bonus could more than make it worth it depending on the # of shares you get?
    Apr 13, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    You can get a override, but it’s only for extreme cases. Requires a number of mechanisms to happen. Essentially, some very powerful people have to really really want you.
    Apr 11, 2018 0
  • Amazon Jooooba
    Yes or close enough to yes. I think there may be a very small number of small exceptions related to location.
    This has beet fantastic. Most of my comp is stock. This has meant that the appreciation has had a much larger impact on my TC than if I’d had more base pay. It also helps encourage people to live within base pay
    Apr 10, 2018 0