Lyft & SpaceX Expectation

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Nov 6, 2017 12 Comments

Moving with interviews at the two. What to expect for a L64 Sr Software Engineer?

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  • Snapchat / EngYongson
    SpaceX comp is very very very bad. I wouldn't expect more than 200-250 total comp.
    Nov 6, 20179
    • Microsoft ARJw68
      What a world, $250k is very very very bad. We (everyone on blind) are the problem.
      Nov 6, 2017
    • Carvana / Eng
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      For the workload, that total comp is pretty high honestly. SpaceX pays their software engineers less than others and the hours are long long long(65-80/week).

      @arjw68, it’s probably $115k base, so take into account CA taxes that’s ~70k take home.

      2.5k/month for rent/utilities, that’s 30k a year gone, so $40k, car payments - $325/month that’s another 4K. Down to 36. Food is ~$350/month so we’re down to about $30k take home.

      Likely student loans, at ~$400/month. Another $5k down. So $25k take home at this point.

      Add in clothes, entertainment, medical, gas, travel and it dwindles fast.
      Nov 6, 2017
    • Snapchat / EngYongson
      Yeah in LA for a high senior engineer, 250k is garbage.
      Nov 6, 2017
    • Microsoft ARJw68
      You based that on $115k, he's still getting over $100k in other comp
      Nov 6, 2017
    • Snapchat / EngYongson
      200-250 in LA is not a lot for a high senior engineer. It's high for other professions but not a L64 engineer. It's just a fact. When you can get 350-400+ elsewhere, it's low. Especially since SpaceX is known to work you VERY VERY hard.

      Also, his rent estimates are conservative. If you want something luxury, it'll be 3k+. The tax estimate was also generous. You'll lose almost half of your pay to tax.
      Nov 6, 2017
    • Microsoft ARJw68
      Larger point I was making, we (everyone here) are the absolute worst complaining $250k is "very very very low". That is a ridiculous sum of money to 99.99% of the world.
      Nov 6, 2017
    • Carvana / Eng
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      Eh, what do you consider luxury? I was living near Playa/MDR for about $2.1k
      Nov 6, 2017
    • Snapchat / EngYongson
      You won't find anything in Playa/MDR that was built in the last 30y for under 2500 anymore (maybe a studio but I doubt it). Luxury being rock counters, wood floors and stuff, new (last 10y), no homeless all over the place, no section 8. That'll run you 3k in Playa/MDR nowadays.
      Nov 6, 2017
    • SpaceX / EngSingha
      Technicians will make the same or more hourly than engineers at Elons companies due to 75-80hr ave work weeks and weak labor laws.
      Jan 12, 2018
  • SpaceX brdbrd223
    So what happened?
    Aug 18, 20180
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    Comp isnt the biggest factor. working for a small company right now, working crazy hours on crap projects for 150k base and profit sharing (but dont trust them to pay out honnestly).
    Nov 6, 20170

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