Improving salary Intel 8 grade

Intel V6ene
Oct 20, 2018 34 Comments

I'm a SWE 8 grade at Intel Santa Clara, with 6 YOE (10 including PhD), and I make 150/40/30, so 220k TC.

Is this a good salary in Intel? And comparing with other tech companies? I have a chance to get a rise and I'm trying to figure out what is a good compensation.

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  • Intel JK7
    It's low. I know from multiple folks in SC that intel has done a market adjust for two straight years for EE / O performance level. Both adjustments have been in the 9% to 12% range.

    So anything less than a base of ~175 at 8 in SC is low. But maybe the adjustment wasn't done across multiple groups. Stocks is better than average compared to intel standard though. Also new hires are starting with 10 to 15% higher pay than internally promoted ones. So another reason to leave
    Oct 21, 20184
    • Intel V6ene
      OP
      Thanks for the info. I was hired one year ago, so there is a chance my salary is the result of that adjustment already
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Intel / SalesLastMan
      Not true .. the base depends on how fast u get to 8.. if it took you 15 years to get 8.. the base will be 175k .. else 10-12 years (without PhD) 140-150 ..with PhD (7-10 years)..
      Oct 22, 2018
    • Intel e $
      When does the market adjustment trigger? Is it during focal?
      Oct 23, 2018
    • Intel UGeJ58
      ^If you don't know, then you didn't get it
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Intel whom
    Seems low. But am in the same boat too...😐 gr7 PhD with 7yoe 130/15/8
    Oct 25, 20187
    • Intel crazyaks4
      Does 130 include geo differential?
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Intel whom
      Nope. Am in Hillsboro
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Intel JK7
      You must be in TMG I guess. I am making slightly more at 7 with 3 yoe
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Intel Magnetic
      Why? Does TMG pay more? @whom are you EE or SWE?
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Intel Magnetic
      @JK7, how is that possible? Why we are not treated fairly?
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Intel JK7
      I am EE. TMG pays less from what i have heard. Also intel is paying new joinees better salaries while not making market adjustment for those already at intel (it has done market adjustments at SC not in OR as far as i am aware)
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Intel whom
      So whats your tc/rsu/ bonus
      Oct 29, 2018
  • Google Osterno
    Seems good for Intel...
    Oct 20, 20180
  • Amazon 12356.$/8/
    What are your work hours?

    If you have work hours less than 40, I think the salary is great
    Oct 20, 20184
    • Intel V6ene
      OP
      40 hours
      Oct 20, 2018
    • Amazon 12356.$/8/
      That’s good because you can do other activities outside work
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Intel V6ene
      OP
      Out of curiosity, do you mean to work for other projects, or just too have a life? Because I'd like to work on some side projects, but it's difficult to find the energy
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Amazon 12356.$/8/
      Whatever you like. You can spend more time with your friends and family which in Amazon is little difficult. You can also work on a side project that can improve your skills or help you earn money
      Nov 4, 2018
  • Intel Magnetic
    At Intel, do they differentiate SWE and HWE salaries?
    Oct 21, 20181
    • Athenahealth UrFriend
      Yes SwE gets more and is promoted faster . All demand and supply
      Oct 21, 2018
  • Intel / SalesLastMan
    175k is a grade 9 salary .. though the band is as high as 220k..
    Oct 22, 20180
  • Athenahealth UrFriend
    Good salary for your yoe for Intel
    Oct 21, 20180
  • Intel Works4FBI
    design engineering G7 155K base and 50K+ bonus rsu.
    Oct 20, 20184
    • Intel V6ene
      OP
      Sounds like a good salary
      Oct 20, 2018
    • Intel Magnetic
      How many years at Gr7?
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Intel Works4FBI
      7 months
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Intel / SalesLastMan
      Yeah .. right..
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Microsoft Gambini
    Why do you work for intel if you are a swe and based in the Bay Area? Move to a software company. They pay a lot more.
    Oct 20, 20182
    • Intel V6ene
      OP
      I liked the project
      Oct 20, 2018
    • Microsoft Gambini
      That makes sense. If TC is a concern though, you can probably do better elsewhere.
      Oct 20, 2018
  • Intel Magnetic
    Op: if I was a SWE i wouldnt work for that pay.
    Oct 28, 20180
  • Intel / EngSamaritan
    It’s not on the high-end but decent, G8 base midpoint is about 135k.
    Oct 28, 20180
  • Qualcomm / Eng
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    what kind of work are you doing at Intel ? OS level software ?
    Oct 20, 20180

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