that's right but a limited number of people are lucky enough to born in us to enroll top schools which is typically followed by FAANG. I don't think OP has 10 yoe in FAANG-like companies so it doesn't count that much
Honestly, who cares? If it’s good enough for you based on your current situation, then you should take it. There will always be someone making more. It doesn’t matter because every situation is different.
Hmm that’s more like 265k a year if you amortize the signing. It’s not bad for L4 non-SWE. Good for you for negotiating though. I don’t think your stock refreshers will keep up with the initial grant though and you won’t get refreshers in your first calendar year (that’s kinda ok since it’s near end of year anyways)