Google location pay difference

Memorial Sloan aVLs40
Mar 24 7 Comments

How does your pay change at Google if you move from a cheaper to more expensive city? For example Pittsburgh to New York or Cambridge to SF?


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  • Google 1234-/:;(
    Comp for each location is determined based on the market. Cost of living isnt a factor
    Mar 24 0
  • Google / Product

    Google Product

    It goes up. :).
    I haven't done it yet, but my understanding is that it's not dissimilar from new hire process and comp calculations, just without competing offers being taken into account.
    Mar 24 0
  • Google zmn54ty
    The other thing to note about this is that, from the docs I read, you don't get to know the exact numbers until you are most of the way through the transfer process, i.e. you are approved to transfer on the hiring team and so forth. I naively assumed I would be able to do an online calculator before starting the process of looking at a new city. But they don't really have it set up that way as far as I can tell.
    Mar 24 1
    • Google 1234-/:;(
      I heard its super case by case basis since the pay bands at higher levels are larger and depending on your work etc they may offer you more/less for relo
      Mar 24
  • Google / Eng

    Google Eng

    Ask for the salary range at your level as an external California applicant, they are legally required to tell you
    Mar 24 0
  • Google


    Base adjusts per MRP. Good luck getting RSU grants adjusted if you are changing between offices with tax differences...
    Mar 24 0
  • Google Uvor31
    It goes up. By how much no idea but your base pay will go down or up as you nice between offices.
    Mar 24 0