Engineers: What was your first salary coming out of college?

New abc1997
Mar 1 92 Comments

I’m graduating soon so I’m curious what kind of salaries people get.

Also useful to mention the year and location that you had the salary

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  • LinkedIn / Engsane17
    450k INR which is a little less that 7k USD. Current TC $490k (10 years later)
    Mar 11
    • New abc1997
      OP
      That’s pretty inspirational, congrats
      Mar 1
  • eBay / Eng👀RUseless
    I am damn sure, mine is gonna be least here...
    39000 INR (~$1000) per year in 2006, India...
    Currently $218,000 per year San Jose...
    Mar 22
    • Cisco / Engmakaveli
      I was pretty close, 60k INR 2007😅
      Mar 2
    • eBay / Eng👀RUseless
      Yes... u were pretty close... but still bit far... 😄
      Mar 3
  • New / QA
    QvgY42

    NewQA

    PRE
    IBM
    QvgY42more
    27k in 1989 😄
    Mar 11
    • Apple 867530nine
      Awesome you’re still in it. half of blind wasn’t even born then while you were rocking out to Purple rain. Err...at least I was.
      Mar 1
  • Microsoft gfba68
    $35000. It was a looooong time ago.
    Mar 10
  • Amazon
    davelimp

    Amazon

    PRE
    QD Vision
    davelimpmore
    $50,000 in 2010
    Mar 13
    • Command Alkon 2019
      That's way too low... For Amazon... And 2010 ...
      Mar 1
    • Amazon Username*
      Why too low for a first job? Are you assuming the same company going on 9 years
      Mar 1
    • Amazon
      davelimp

      Amazon

      PRE
      QD Vision
      davelimpmore
      Yeah my first job wasn’t Amazon...but a startup in east coast
      Mar 2
  • 4000$ per year . Not too long ago
    Mar 14
    • Amazon tctasss
      Interesting. You were working?
      Mar 1
    • Yes as a full time website developer in India.
      Mar 1
    • Amazon tctasss
      That’s a different story. How was the quality of life with that much money?
      Mar 1
    • Not too bad. I was single and lived at a cheap place. COL was very low. Although I couldn't save a penny.
      Mar 1
  • Google notez
    100006.00 in 2007
    Mar 12
    • New abc1997
      OP
      How much did you have to negotiate for the extra $6?
      Mar 1
    • Hey must have had a counter offer from Yahoo or Myspace.
      Mar 1
  • Microsoft PbCY56
    TC 120k in 2015
    Mar 10
  • New $€£
    TC $85k in 2015 in a LCoL area (the South, but not TX or GA).
    Mar 10
  • Lyft crossfire
    60000 this was before 2009
    Mar 10
  • Carta Khua52
    53000 in 2005
    Mar 10
  • Google whocansay
    73,000CAD in 2011
    Mar 13
    • DigitalOcean bisou
      You work at Google Canada?
      Mar 1
    • New jkKp72
      Toronto?
      Mar 1
    • Google whocansay
      Nah, I joined Google (Mountain View) in 2013. First job was in Toronto, at a smaller company.
      Mar 3
  • Intel / Eng
    SciTex

    IntelEng

    BIO
    Work at Intel
    SciTexmore
    105k base, 8.8k for moving expenses, 4.4k starting bonus, 15k in bonuses. Started in 2017
    Mar 52
    • Where was the job located?
      Mar 5
    • Intel / Eng
      SciTex

      IntelEng

      BIO
      Work at Intel
      SciTexmore
      Chandler Arizona. This is my first job after Phd plus 6 months as a post doc
      Mar 5
  • Facebook / EngLeo Messi
    105k base in 2012
    Eda programmer position
    Mar 21
    • Synopsys bcvB56
      Did you enjoy the switch from EDA?
      Mar 9
  • Google / Eng
    euos

    GoogleEng

    PRE
    Nvidia, Nokia
    euosmore
    $90/month ($1100/year) - year 2000, Eastern Europe.
    Mar 21
  • Twitter / Engtopk
    100k 2007
    Mar 30
  • Square / Eng
    Ænima

    SquareEng

    PRE
    Apple
    Ænimamore
    60k 2007
    Mar 20
  • Gap / EngrandUser
    $90k in LCOL area 🙁
    Mar 10
  • Dropbox exgoogle
    75k in 2001
    Mar 10
  • Facebook blackcoal
    $75k 2006.
    Mar 10
  • Cognizant / QAbrr_10
    68000 in 2016
    Mar 10
  • Amazon / EnghLMA52
    $70k
    Mar 10
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    • New abc1997
      OP
      Location matters too
      Mar 1
    • New abc1997
      OP
      True but working remotely is a special case. Don’t salaries scale to cost of living?
      Mar 1
  • FactSet
    roadies19

    FactSet

    PRE
    Bridgewater Associates
    roadies19more
    90k in 2017. This was before I became a leet enthusiast.
    Mar 12
    • New abc1997
      OP
      What’s your LC score?
      Mar 1
    • FactSet
      roadies19

      FactSet

      PRE
      Bridgewater Associates
      roadies19more
      Solved about 200 since December ‘18
      Mar 1
  • Amazon / EngAwCY02
    104,000 + 64,000 stocks vested over 4 yrs. 26,000 signing bonus for the first two years. I graduated in 2017. Location: Seattle.
    Mar 21
  • New / Biz Dev
    shortFatSE

    NewBiz Dev

    PRE
    Mercedes Benz, Intel Corporation, Zenefits
    shortFatSEmore
    MS CS grad in 2015 ,64K ,140K now.(Bay area)
    Although I worked for a company for 2 yrs without any hike for the sole purpose of learning and exposure to different platforms.
    Mar 110
  • Influitive / Eng
    ardesia

    InfluitiveEng

    PRE
    Influitive
    ardesiamore
    ~6k USD (converting from BRL). Brazil. 2012.

    Current 85k CAD in Canada.
    Mar 100
  • PayPal / Engbeepboopp
    50k TC in 2014, Bay area
    Mar 70
  • Goldman Sachs UsFD04
    80k base + 10k bonus 2007 NYC
    Mar 60
  • Amazon / EngBenny Lava
    54k 2000
    Mar 60
  • Western Digital / EngWDHW
    72k In SoCal. HW Engineer. 2009.
    Mar 30
  • Cisco / Engmakaveli
    60K INR, 2007😂
    Mar 20
  • Salesforce / Engeasi
    125K TC 2012, Bay Area
    Mar 20
  • Capital One / Eng
    Halo2

    Capital OneEng

    PRE
    e4e
    Halo2more
    68k Plano, TX
    Mar 20
  • Salesforce / Eng
    AnonChickn

    SalesforceEng

    PRE
    Amazon, Microsoft
    BIO
    I’m an anonymous chicken
    AnonChicknmore
    35k 2001
    Mar 10
  • LinkedIn / Engburnt
    35k 2001
    Mar 10
  • Boeing / Eng
    Mach_alot

    BoeingEng

    BIO
    Electrical Engineer. BSEE 2014, working on MSEE. Kinda.
    Mach_alotmore
    63500 in St. Louis, 2015 level 1 system engineer.
    Mar 10
  • eBay / Eng
    Ploo

    eBayEng

    BIO
    Software Development Engineer 3
    Ploomore
    120K TC 2016
    Mar 10
  • Yahoo / EngTC or GTF0
    70K 2011
    Mar 10
  • Facebook / EngPank
    23k euro in 2008 in west europe
    Mar 10
  • Oracle now@google
    98K in 2000
    Mar 10
  • Google / Product4pmCoffee
    79K, 2008, San Diego
    Mar 10
  • Dell / Eng
    //////

    DellEng

    PRE
    Dell EMC
    //////more
    72k in 2003, Seattle
    Mar 10
  • Qualtrics / EngrOwA64
    145k TC 2017
    Mar 10
  • Adobe / Engplu
    100K base/ 20K RSU/ 10K joining bonus in 2012
    Mar 10
  • Qualcomm / Eng
    Tintontun

    QualcommEng

    PRE
    Qualcomm
    BIO
    Embedded software engineer
    Tintontunmore
    $20/hr 2007
    Mar 10
  • Amazon / Eng
    JeffyB

    AmazonEng

    PRE
    Apple, Amazon
    JeffyBmore
    150k 2017
    Mar 10
  • Deloitte / EngIkillbugs
    65k TC 2012, Bay area.
    Mar 10
  • Snapchat / EngToiple
    80k 2015
    Mar 10
  • Chase blahBumbu
    75k in 2006
    Mar 10

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