Bay area ---> Bangalore, how much do the top tech companies pay on an aveage ?

eBay QtoL33
Mar 31 51 Comments

I am just curious to know how much do companies like Amazon , Flipkart , Walmart , PayPal, Google etc pay in Bangalore for a Senior software Engineer having 6 to 7 years of experience and Masters in CS ?
How are the interviews like , is it leetcode just like here or are they different? I know Managers and above get paid well but not too sure about the engineers. I know there are also a ton of startups apart from the big names who are doing pretty well .
Bangalore is one of the most expensive cities in India so I want to know for a decent standard of living what do these companies offer?
I am just one of those immigrants who at the back of my mind have a thought of moving back to my home county for whatever reasons .

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  • Microsoft
    tech.ladki

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    tech.ladkimore
    Just curious, about the "whatever reasons".
    Life is obviously better in the Bay Area than Bangalore.
    So, Why would you want to move back unless you have to (like taking care of family).
    Mar 31 17
    • PayPal OkK
      Apple you will not be working in TCS or Infosys ... there are tons of companies/startups and my friends are getting paid upwards 50Lpa for software engineering roles and they say the work is great.
      Apr 1
    • Apple jkrehbaoho
      @all do you guys recommend to take transfer to india and once settle there after year or so look for job (assuming internal transfer might be lowball pay). Any thoughts how people have done it.
      Apr 2
    • PayPal OkK
      @Apple yes that’s the best way!
      Apr 2
    • LinkedIn ex-fb
      WLB isn’t as good as the US. No denying that
      Apr 3
    • New Kusha
      Couple of things to note:
      Bangalore Metro is going great guns , commute is a lesser problem in few areas. In few years it will reach ORR.
      My friends in India take lots of regular vacations - Thailand / Bali / Maldives / even Europe etc
      Apr 8
  • New Claust
    Best option would be to join a company in Bay Area (which has a branch in India) and get RSU in dollars. Then relocate to India after a year or so, and keep getting the same RSUs (only the base changes to reflect cost of living). This will drive your salary for next ~3 years to at least a crore / year
    Mar 31 5
    • Intuit ❓🔮❓
      Then rinse and repeat.
      Mar 31
    • New / Eng zzzzzz-ZZ
      Rinse and repeat ? How ?
      Mar 31
    • Intuit ❓🔮❓
      Go back to Bay Area. Get another job with lots of RSUs, stay for a year, (again) relocate back to India
      Mar 31
    • New / Eng zzzzzz-ZZ
      Don't think going back to Bay Area will be easy once back. Won't the old visa expire ?
      Mar 31
    • New Claust
      Going back with same company should not be tough. Also, going back on L1A can solve GC woes
      Mar 31
  • Indeed / Biz Dev ZibZap
    50LPA atleast. There are other players too like Stripe, LinkedIn, BigBasket, Myntra, Apple.
    If Bangalore is costly then how about Gurgaon and Mumbai?
    Mar 31 9
    • New / Eng zzzzzz-ZZ
      25-30 Lakhs is offered to 2-3 years exp guys nowadays.
      Mar 31
    • New / Eng zzzzzz-ZZ
      @fwRK64 50lpa as TC ? Its top SDE2 band at FAANGs.
      Mar 31
    • Microsoft mhfhhdjs
      TC for 6 YOE is easily around 50-60LPA for SDE2.
      Mar 31
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

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      tech.ladkimore
      Do most companies really pay that much?
      If it is really that high, why do so many people work for IT service companies that pay peanuts.
      Mar 31
    • Microsoft mhfhhdjs
      Because not everyone can get into these companies . Me and many of my friends make around 40LPA with 3 YOE .
      Mar 31
  • American Express bugrama
    Swe3 at amazon can make 60 lakhs-1.1crore
    Mar 31 3
    • eBay QtoL33
      OP
      Could you shed some more light on this ? Does it depend on the School you are from ? Or the previous company ?
      Mar 31
    • New / Eng zzzzzz-ZZ
      I doubt school matters at SDE3 level. All other factors like experience, previous company, projects, domain knowledge and negotiating matter
      Mar 31
    • New / Eng zzzzzz-ZZ
      Also a couple of weeks back there was a post(now deleted) of a 8yoe guy getting SDE3 offer from Amazon Bangalore . TC ~95 lpa.
      He already had a google canada offer tho.
      Mar 31
  • Walmart.com impk46
    Just shedding light on some other things.
    Bangalore is said to have severe water shortage in several areas and also might have no water at all in the very near future.
    Also, current traffic and pollution is insane.
    Prices for housing doesnt seem worth for a loooot of the locations.
    May 30 0
  • Juniper fnidm
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    • Google / Eng catburglar
      Amma yaar
      Mar 31
    • Yahoo / Product VOui62
      Its anna saar.
      Mar 31
    • Juniper fnidm
      It's actually " Namaskar Mandali " ... 🙋🏻‍♂️
      Apr 1
    • Yahoo / Product VOui62
      Jai maharashtra!
      Apr 1
  • Amazon iHoH47
    Is there any blog or write up by any one who have already made the move to Bangalore?
    Apr 7 1
  • LinkedIn boringdude
    The pay comes probably with a pretty bad WLB (typical of India). Plus longer and chaotic commute, and in general more stress in life —be it water scarcity or pollution, making your personal time even less.

    So your pay comes with a lot of other added baggage!! Don’t forget to factor that.
    May 31 0
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay1
    10mil/year
    Mar 31 1
  • LinkedIn ex-fb
    Also, on moving to India aren’t you stuck being in the tech world?
    In the US, there are no age limits and you are free to pursue a PhD and enter the teaching field (US or India) or even try other careers
    Apr 3 0
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    notthedire

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