Is 110k/year a fair offer for Data Scientist ?

Microsoft dev_dream
Aug 14 17 Comments

I recently completed my Data Science internship at Microsoft and was offered a full time Data Scientist position at Redmond, WA. I was offered a base salary of 110K/year and ESO of 120k, vesting for 3.5 years. I personally feel that I have been low-balled as I have a master's degree and 2 years of Professional experience. Do you folks think that this is a fair offer and what it's usually offered for a Data Scientist position at Amazon or Apple. Can you folks share the typical package offered by Amazon , or any other tech companies.

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  • The offer isn't $110k/yr. It's salary + vesting sign on + eoy cash bonus + eoy stock bonus. 110+30+11+9.

    You're looking at closer to $160k/yr offer. A data scientist should have been able to figure that out.
    Aug 14 1
    • Axtria Atin'laid2
      The last statement is hilarious 😂
      Aug 15
  • Apple tisjfjd
    That's an amazing offer for Seattle/your profile..lowballed? 😏 Kids these days! Want to start at 400 or 500k?
    Aug 15 0
  • Samsung statarb
    Take it. It’s a good offer for a non PhD.
    Aug 15 0
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    GlennFogel

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    Many data scientists have PhD in related fields. It's not the same to compare your salary with others
    Aug 14 0
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    If you like the team, take it. Don't reject the offer over a 20k year TC difference in a job you MAY get...
    With the upcoming recession, there may or may not be significantly better offers when you graduate. (Next June?) And Microsoft gives you failsafes like Vancouver if no H1B etc.
    Aug 14 2
    • Microsoft knapsack
      Can you explain the part about the recession?
      Aug 15
    • Intel Kitten420
      There is a recession brewing. Check your local newspaper for details.
      Aug 15
  • Microsoft MS_Rocky
    If you are offered a 59-60 DS role it's definitely not low! Also don't forget that you will not have to pay State Income Tax in Seattle which is a huge saving compared to SF, you will have WLB at MS and also MS stock has been constantly rising (just compare it with FB, Uber, etc). I joined MS 3.5 years ago and my stock $value has almost X3 in such short period of time.
    Aug 16 0
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    aiapaec

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    Is your 2yr experience data/analytics/software relevant? If not, you are 0 YOE and this offer is fair.
    Aug 15 0
  • Microsoft bloodbath
    It’s more - something like 100k makes sense
    Aug 15 0
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    Yes its low, you should reject it so they counter offer.
    Aug 14 1
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      GlennFogel

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      That's a bad advice
      Aug 14
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    tWBu16

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    The only way to know for sure is to get offers from other companies and see what they are willing to offer you. Also, don’t be afraid to try negotiate up for more money.
    Aug 14 1
    • Seriously this guy is a total dweeb... if you don’t think it’s fair get other offers
      Aug 14
  • Credit Karma ckckckck
    Taxes in Seattle are low and that offer is more than 110k.

    What was your salary for your other two years of professional work experience?
    Aug 14 1
    • Amazon newAz
      Sale tax are high (10.1%) but there is no income tax
      Aug 14