Folks making 300 (lets make it 400k) plus

Citibank ic0n0clast
Mar 14 31 Comments

Folks making 400k plus - What do you guys do? Experience/Field/YOE. What factors helped you get there. What are the ceilings/limitations. Advise for other hustlers..

Changed to 400k cz looks like 300k is general floor for everyone. All inputs welcome.

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TOP 31 Comments
  • Facebook public2
    Step one: graduate college. Step two: faang. That's all.
    Mar 143
    • Facebook / Eng5'6"Indian
      Pretty much my story as well but grad school is not a requirement to get to 300K
      Mar 14
    • FactSet
      Giggsy

      FactSet

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      Giggsymore
      Don’t think he mentioned that bud. Graduating college == Masters for Indians alone. Unless of course you meant “graduating school”
      Mar 14
    • Facebook public2
      Meant graduate from undergraduate school.
      Mar 14
  • Google amzng123
    It's hard to not get paid 300k in faang
    Mar 141
    • Amazon / EngSkippyCan
      It's hard at Amazon. Say goodbye to your social life as you try to climb up to senior
      Mar 14
  • Amazon lolwhat
    Envy those making 500k plus
    Mar 140
  • Sell drugs
    Mar 140
  • eBay benice
    Can’t code, but tell devs what to do. It’s great.
    Mar 144
    • Citibank ic0n0clast
      OP
      I like the sound of that
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

      Microsoft

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      tech.ladkimore
      Pm or someone who got promoted to EM despite incompetence.
      Mar 14
    • Citibank ic0n0clast
      OP
      Am sure there are other skills at play. There is no such thing as a free lunch.
      Mar 14
    • eBay / Engoaosoeo
      Not a manager, or PM. But yes I do have technical skills.
      Mar 14
  • Cisco / EngIntervie
    If you are referring to Bay Area, 300K TC is not a big deal. You do not need to be in Faang to get such comp. Mediocre engineers from Tier 2 companies makes 300K these days.
    Mar 145
    • Salesforce SSCU75
      Either I'm really shitty, or Salesforce is tier 3 :(
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft shfienbxk
      He is saying 90% of Microsoft engineers are worse than mediocre.
      Mar 14
    • Cisco / EngIntervie
      I make just around 300K in Cisco which is clearly tier 2. Maybe you guys are junior i.e. < 5 yrs exp.
      Mar 14
    • Uber tttrr
      Cisco is more like tier 3-4
      Mar 15
    • Cisco / EngIntervie
      Agreed. This validates my point even more. If a tier 3 company which is known to not pay well is paying me 300K TC, it should be obvious that 300K TC is not a big deal. I am sure good engineers in top tier companies are paid even more. Disclosure - When I joined Cisco, stock price was $30, so I got RSUs at that valuation. Cisco stock exploded to over $50, which helped push my TC to 300K.
      Mar 15
  • Wayfair abcef
    What’s considered tier 2 companies 🤔
    Mar 144
    • New / HR
      jesaisrien

      NewHR

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      jesaisrienmore
      Tier 1 companies are FAANG and similar (think Fortune 50 tech companies that treat/pay well). Tier 2 is companies that are OK. Decent jobs but nothing to write home about.
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

      Microsoft

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      tech.ladkimore
      1- Google, Facebook, unicorns
      1.5 - LinkedIn, Netflix
      1.99 - Amazon, Apple, Microsoft

      2 - Oracle, Salesforce, Cisco, VMware, juniper etc

      3- .......
      Mar 14
    • Wayfair abcef
      Why is Apple not in the category of #1 but Fb is?
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

      Microsoft

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      tech.ladkimore
      It is in #1, but lower end of tier 1. Apple is not FB
      Mar 14
  • Chase blahBumbu
    Linked better than amazon or apple? That’s honestly bs.
    Mar 141
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

      Microsoft

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      tech.ladkimore
      And I guess you haven't worked at any of the three!
      Is anyday work at LinkedIn than Amazon.
      Mar 14
  • Microsoft 🍻fortnight
    Own happy ending massage parlors in Bangkok 😝😝😝
    Mar 140
  • Microsoft
    BoseDK

    Microsoft

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    BoseDKmore
    Whats faang
    Mar 141
    • Apple
      lucky2

      Apple

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      lucky2more
      FaanGoogle it
      Mar 20
  • Fitbit hgDS54
    Live in camper outside Target in Palo Alto
    Mar 140
  • Microsoft
    BoseDK

    Microsoft

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    KPMG US
    BoseDKmore
    Live on welfare
    Mar 140

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