Base salary negotiation from Upper Limit

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Aug 18 13 Comments

My current base is 225k. private company no equity but there is bonus.

In negotiation stage, recruiters usually start from 180k. As a well known tactic, you first hear their range. Since the difference is 45k, I compare with my base and disclose the number. Ideally i want an increment. Is this right approach?

what I felt is there is 200k phycological limit for base, nobody likes to go above it much.

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  • What's your title?
    Aug 18 6
    • Just seeing if I qualify for that type of salary. Thanks. I don't have a PhD.
      Aug 18
    • New
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      There might be guys who makes more than me without PhD in the team. However it help me a lot to achieve that number. There is not only one way
      Aug 18
    • BYTON cJKu57
      Location?
      In bay area 200k isn't that hard or rare. In fact v common. PhD or not.
      Aug 18
    • Intel holiday
      From lead research scientist , if you can pivot to leet research scientist, the TC will follow.
      Aug 18
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      That is very accurate advice :) I actually leet a lot last 6 months. In ML positions it helps slightly, the focus is not only algorithms. There is big ML theory and ML system design component too. It introduces big subjectivity component.

      I like leet questions. Usually they only ask 2 questions at most.
      Aug 18
  • Airbnb KzOQ16
    Look at your total comp rather than just the base. If your current base is 225k i am pretty sure you can get into FAANG or πŸ¦„ companies with same base and higher TC.
    Aug 18 4
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      I thought amazon doesn’t give a base higher than 180? So technically not all FAANG
      Aug 18
    • Airbnb KzOQ16
      Sure, remove Amazon from the list.
      Aug 18
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      I am in the process. One πŸ¦„ give offer 200k base 500k equity. I make 260k with bonus. I will have 60k less cash, but 65k more TC which is illiquid (pre ipo).

      I am working on Faang.

      Also tried finance 200k is the limit. Plus big bonus usually
      Aug 18
    • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
      Highly doubtful.
      Aug 18
  • Facebook IAmMarkZ
    I will reject any offer without equity
    Aug 18 0