London software engineers.

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Aug 2 13 Comments

For folks in London, which company do you work for, role and approx pay percentage saved per year with moderate life style.

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  • SolarWinds AnEngineer
    Better question: why stay in the UK with 1/2-1/4 the TC?
    Aug 3 7
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      OP's India pay converted to USD would be approx 40k. In London a similar engineer would get 150k USD (125k GBP). In the bay area, around 300k USD.

      I'm not sure what kind of catch up you're talking about, but even doubling India pay wouldn't really get OP anywhere close.

      An engineer in the US would save close to 30k USD just in 401k (assuming average match and 200k USD cash) and would definitely save more than that. Would an engineer in India be able to save 30k USD out of 40k pay? I'm assuming taxes would be close to 10k USD in India. So that's like saving 100% of take home.
      I can't speak to London savings, but it's hard believe you can't save 30k USD in London while earning 150k USD.
      Aug 4
    • Nutanix TCWm48
      I doubt that London pays 3.75x for the same role compared to India. It's more like 2 to 2.5x based on data from Google and Amazon.
      Or that US pays 7.5x compared to India. It's more like 3 to 5x. 5x being very generous. This is based on data from just about every company out there.
      Aug 4
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      Your data isn't correct.
      Aug 7
    • Nutanix TCWm48
      It is though. Levels.fyi agrees as well.
      Aug 7
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      So you're saying OP can't make 150k USD (125k GBP) in London or 300k USD in the bay area? These are pretty regular numbers for someone working in MS or Google or Amazon with 5+ YOE.

      (OP already posted their India pay as 3M INR which is about 40k USD)
      Aug 11
  • Amazon Dr 𓂸
    100 k GBP. Yearly savings is really hard to measure, since this year I had a lot of expenses, and my wife got a job half way through. All in I'd say 25-30k savings yearly is doable.
    Aug 3 0
  • Palantir / Eng yeah🤔
    Post you MS TC please, and tell your location
    Aug 3 3
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      Msft India
      Tc - between 2.5M to 3.0M INR
      Aug 3
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      YOE ?
      Aug 11
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