Compensation for SDM in @amazon

Nike DCAK20
Jul 20, 2017 16 Comments

What is the compensation offered for an SDM in Amazon? Currently a senior SDM in Nike and thinking of switching.


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TOP 16 Comments
  • Amazon ssh ssh
    1 door desk and a bucket to fill with tears
    Jul 20, 2017 1
    • FastSpring / Eng

      FastSpring Eng

      Amazon, garmin
      And COE for why tears overflowed on floor.
      Jul 25, 2017
  • Amazon dfmS21
    Max base comp in Seattle is 160K
    Jul 20, 2017 3
    • Amazon / Other iHzd02
      Not just Seattle, it's $160k for all of US
      Jul 20, 2017
    • Amazon dfmS21
      In NY and SF the max is 175k
      Jul 20, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng yWyX82
      185 in SF and bay area
      Jul 20, 2017
  • Amazon dfmS21
    Should be pretty decent (~300K total comp for SDM, but depends on the level). Now, making it to Sr SDM is pretty hard (directors in other companies map to SDM at Amazon) and culturally Amazon can de pretty harsh for SDMs without a big tech company background.
    Jul 20, 2017 2
    • Amazon JEDI16
      We have a few SDM and Sr. SDM that aren't worth crap. Don't know how they got here. All they do is talk about things - promises and what they did at Microsoft but barely follow leadership principles
      Jul 22, 2017
    • Amazon / Mgmt

      Amazon Mgmt

      Jul 23, 2017
  • BCG hellboi
    Why do people keep taking about base, when the total comp is most often twice that ?
    Jul 21, 2017 4
    • Amazon / Eng mezos
      no idea. it's the weirdest thing. like if you wanna talk about monthly take-home, that makes sense. but why only mention base??
      Jul 21, 2017
    • Blackbaud / Sales salesBro
      Base salary is your only guaranteed income. I personally budget my life around my base salary, everything else is cream. Of course other income still needs to be considered and it's important but base income is always going to be priority one for me.
      Jul 21, 2017
    • DHI Group vpjh12
      Total comp only matters in years 3+. Given Amazon is often a bit of a shitshow to work at and some orgs have annual turnover up around 20% you need to be careful thinking about it as your income..
      Jul 22, 2017
    • BCG hellboi
      Vpjh- I see your point now.

      I've always wanted to know something from the Amazon guys who have been at amzn for more than 5 years.

      Since base pay doesn't really go up the only way you get a salary increase is via stock right ? So how do simple things in life work like paying a mortgage for a big house ? Because you don't get the majority of your pay bi-monthly.
      Jul 22, 2017
  • Amazon awssdm
    What's your current comp? Level targeted?
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • Audible / Mktg

    Audible Mktg

    Remember your total comp includes RSUs. You don't pay for them, but you do need to last 3-4 yrs to get them all...
    Jul 20, 2017 0