Amazon pay - LA vs Seattle

New roombaa
Mar 17 16 Comments

Read in a blind post that Seattle and LA pay are equal. I am planning to move to LA. I haven’t checked with anyone at amazon but wondering if I can expect cost of living adjustment. Thoughts?

TC - $250k
Sr. PM - T
14 YOE

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TOP 16 Comments
  • New / Mgmt
    Move to LA. Just moved to Redmond from LA and it's miserable here. Not sure how you all manage to stave off the depression
    Mar 17 3
    • Google ggKJ50
      Seattle is not Redmond. I love Seattle. Much better transportation infra than LA. Good city vibe!
      Mar 17
    • Amazon Redux
      Redmond is just a another suburb in America.

      It feels like those towns from the way back where the whole town there works in the same factory. If you hate being surrounded by tech people, Redmond is even worse because it’s literally just MSFT people.
      Mar 17
    • Uber barserker
      Even worst (or better), all Indian town
      Mar 17
  • New naduruk
    I don’t know about the salary, but I can say one thing, the vibe is much better in LA. There is a bunch of good home grown startups are there.
    Mar 17 0
  • No cost of living adjustment for LA. Only for the Bay and NY
    Mar 17 0
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    Slightly off the topic, but why do you want to move to LA when Amazon has limited presence there?
    Mar 17 1
    • New roombaa
      OP
      I moved form LA a year ago and I love it there. Seattle is good too. I like where I came from.
      Mar 17
  • Amazon lalshaitan
    Can I ask what's your TC split? I'm an L6 PM with ~200k. Does 250 include stock appreciation too? Apologies for an off topic ask.
    Mar 17 3
    • New roombaa
      OP
      $150k and the rest stock. No appreciation included
      Mar 17
    • Amazon lalshaitan
      100k stock vest/year? What was your initial grant?
      Mar 17
    • New roombaa
      OP
      Nope. Counting sign on bonus for first two years. I have 110 stocks vested over 4 years with the standard vest

      Target TC - $250k
      Mar 17
  • New roombaa
    OP
    So what if I move to Bay and move back to Seattle or move to LA? Will the $ value go down?
    Mar 17 3
    • Your base will go down. RSUs are the same everywhere
      Mar 17
    • New roombaa
      OP
      Thank you
      Mar 17
    • Amazon ASXF21
      Everywhere within the US
      Mar 19