India Senior Software Engineer Salaries

Cisco eeDB24
Dec 23, 2018 27 Comments

Currently Senior Software Engineer at Cisco. Current compensation is 30Lacs base, 15% bonus and around 20K USD stocks per year. This takes CTC roughly to 48-50Lacs. High stocks because company kept stocks grant from US. Having difficulty in finding new job which offers similar compensation. After interview HR says I have to check with hiring committee or they go missing. Is low pay reality of India? Companies sucking candidates or labour is too cheap? Feeling confused 🤔

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TOP 27 Comments
  • Salesforce Hdhshjaj
    Try Msdt fb goog Amazon or Salesforce.
    Dec 23, 2018 2
    • Adobe adobebest
      How much can salesforce pay at 6 years experience?
      Dec 23, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
      Fb not in India
      Dec 23, 2018
  • Citrix Systems / Eng Ronaldfoot
    Did you move from us to India ?
    Dec 23, 2018 2
    • Cisco eeDB24
      OP
      Yes
      Dec 23, 2018
    • Citrix Systems / Eng Ronaldfoot
      Nice. I am looking for options of returning back in 2 years. 30 lacs base is pretty good for India I what I feel . I am happy that ppl getting that much 😊 I am not senior or anything here. I have only 1.5 years working as sde.
      Dec 23, 2018
  • Amazon 123raj
    Yep. Most hr willnot hire u for lesser money even if you say you're okay.
    It's curseof a high salary.
    Dec 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Int_i
    You cannot negotiate based on stocks awarded in US unless you crack good company very well that they want you at any cost. Most of the product company falls in same salary bucket for 6 yoe. You might want to try startups and they can offer you. Even if some company offers you better package now, over the period of time they will bring you closer to others as they have to manage salary range, or you can show exceptional performance and move to next level quickly. Salary is not a problem for companies, it’s just you have to match with their expectations.
    Dec 23, 2018 0
  • Splunk desilauda
    Which companies you interviewing?
    Dec 23, 2018 6
    • Splunk desilauda
      These should be paying at similar level. May be for your level Cisco really wants you and have paid such that you can’t leave.

      What grade you at?
      Dec 23, 2018
    • Cisco eeDB24
      OP
      G10 at Cisco
      Dec 23, 2018
    • Microsoft WABh32
      Cisco G10 is equivalent to me 62 and your pays seems to be at that level
      Feb 8
    • Cisco eeDB24
      OP
      Does that mean salary is matched with Microsoft India?
      Feb 13
    • Microsoft can above mentioned salary
      Feb 19
  • Cohesity fRCK27
    ^OP - try in Google/Amazon/Flipkart/Myntra/Inmobi.
    You can also try in any of the good startups in India. They will pay you 50-70 LPA cash + paper stocks :)
    Dec 23, 2018 2
    • Cisco eeDB24
      OP
      What does Cohesity pay in India? Pune?
      Jan 28
    • Microsoft WABh32
      Myntra no with my 6 yrs workex they were able to match my current
      Feb 8
  • Walmart.com s2a7
    Dude, 30L in base should be fine, you should be able to get at least 20% hike on top of that while changing. The problem is the companies you have tried. You should have started with the usual suspects. Try Amazon, LinkedIn, Uber, Google, Flipkart, Walmart Labs, CureFit, Rippling, Grab, Rubrik etc.
    Jan 29 1
    • Microsoft WABh32
      Microsoft can easily pay 30+
      Feb 8
  • Ola / Eng btrB56
    Getting that much salary is not a problem. Try in product companies and internet companies
    Dec 23, 2018 1
    • Facebook tGTv63
      What are the salary bands at ola
      Dec 23, 2018
  • TapHere bump_tc
    Yoe ?
    Dec 23, 2018 1
    • Cisco eeDB24
      OP
      Around 6
      Dec 23, 2018
  • New / Eng
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    Dec 24, 2018 0
  • Gigamon rtMr55
    30LPA looks pretty neat with added stock benefits !
    Dec 23, 2018 0
  • Adobe adobebest
    Ola can pay 75 base for principal engineer.
    Dec 23, 2018 0