Companies with high Base Salaries

New TKpg12
Dec 8, 2018 42 Comments

While TC is what counts at the end of the day, I'm curious to know what companies offer higher Software Engineer (IC) base salaries.

My limited anecdata tells me that Oracle, Roku, Square, Salesforce, and eBay can reach the $200K - $250K range at the most senior levels. Who else?

Also, do startups compete decently with high base salary figures?

YOE: 10, TC: $325K

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  • Pinterest adspm
    Netflix
    Dec 8, 20184
    • New TKpg12
      OP
      Good to know, thanks. Do you know of specific offers/numbers?
      Dec 8, 2018
    • Facebook alt_qq
      It's all cash, and competitive with the TC of other top companies. Have def seen people on blind claiming 400-600 or even more, but 250-300 cash is very realistic
      Dec 8, 2018
    • Netflix bread
      250-300 would be pretty low
      Dec 8, 2018
    • Facebook alt_qq
      ^he'd know better than I would
      Dec 8, 2018
  • Verizon I’mNotSure
    Verizon
    Dec 8, 20183
    • Verizon I’mNotSure
      Hahahahahahhaha good joke am I right?
      Dec 8, 2018
    • FireEye / DesignMelonMusk
      I'mNotSure
      Dec 8, 2018
    • Universal Orlando 8675309k
      Troll.
      Dec 12, 2018
  • Target / Eng.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Splunk
    Dec 8, 20180
  • Amazon / Eng
    whaaat!no!

    AmazonEng

    PRE
    Google, GlobalLogic
    whaaat!no!more
    levels.fyi
    Dec 8, 20180
  • Target / Eng.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    CK offered me 241k base as a Staff Engineer
    Dec 9, 20188
    • Credit Karma 7398.!7383
      Yea I think that’s standard.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Target / Eng.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      Do RSUs get paid out or only when a liquidity event occurs? They offered 24k RSU but I wasn’t ever given any triggers for it (single/double)
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Credit Karma 7398.!7383
      24k rsu is great. That’s a great offer, why aren’t you taking it?

      The rsu is setup so that when it IPOs you get your shares, and if you leave before IPO you keep your RSU without tax implications (from what I know, not an expert).
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Square / EngSJ6w1B
      What's the value per share? Great base congrats
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Credit Karma 7398.!7383
      14.4
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Target / Eng.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      I think Bay Area is too expensive for a family. I have similar offers on Seattle at much more affordable housing prices (rent).
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Microsoft CNTQ74
      What do you do at Target?
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Target / Eng.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      I do Cyber Security related work.
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Bloomberg
    Dec 8, 20181
    • Salesforce gudetama
      ^ agree, high base since they don't have much else in the typical comp sense (rsu/options)
      Dec 8, 2018
  • Google PeepsAlot
    📦 Box >= $250k staff and higher
    Dec 8, 20180
  • Verizon I’mNotSure
    TC or GTFO.
    Dec 8, 20180
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng(Ω,A,μ)
    Almost any large company will hit 200k+ base, even mine does.
    Dec 8, 20185
    • Oracle of · Nada
      Yup
      Dec 8, 2018
    • PayPal love_life
      Is Adobe considered a large company?
      Dec 15, 2018
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng(Ω,A,μ)
      It's fortune 500 so I guess so.
      Dec 15, 2018
    • PayPal love_life
      Adobe hardly reaches 190k base with more than 10 years of experience
      Dec 17, 2018
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng(Ω,A,μ)
      Doesn't mean they don't though.
      Dec 18, 2018
  • Uber
    afterbang

    Uber

    PRE
    Google, Facebook
    afterbang more
    Opendoor offered me 180k base for L4 with 3 YoE
    Feb 211
    • Wow, that's a nice base. How are the other numbers?
      Feb 21
  • Xilinx cqUh17
    Xilinx can reach 300k base at the highest IC level
    Dec 8, 20181
    • Synopsys sw100
      What Xilinx is doing?
      Dec 11, 2018
  • New TKpg12
    OP
    Basically, the highest salaries will be for the highest IC level. I just wanted to make it clear that I wasn't looking for high entry-level numbers, for example, but literally the highest base salary numbers (ergo, top level IC).
    Dec 8, 20181
    • Salesforce Blahlah12
      Principal at Salesforce is in the 230-250 base range easily. You can probably hit 200 as Lead.
      Dec 8, 2018
  • Oracle tAJkmx432
    300k+ at oracle cloud
    Dec 10, 20180
  • Credit Karma 7398.!7383
    Ck staff engineers can get up to 260k base. Senior engineers at 220k.
    Dec 9, 20180
  • OnDeck max2387
    Bloomberg can reach 270 but it's rare but they pay 200k+ base
    Dec 8, 20180
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    • Netflix bread
      Dicks you say? Count me in!
      Dec 8, 2018
  • Square / EngSJ6w1B
    What do you mean by the most senior levels?
    Dec 8, 20181
    • New TKpg12
      OP
      Whoops, meant to reply to you - see below!
      Dec 8, 2018

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