My compensation progression

Yelp bigfang
Mar 15 826 Comments

Inspired to start a thread on compensation progression, based on a similar thread on Hacker News. Share yours!

TC:
2010: 65k
2011: 85k
2012: 105k
2013: 115k
2014: 120k
2015: 135k
2016: 210k
2017: 310k
2018: 420k

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  • SAP / Data
    torronto

    SAP Data

    PRE
    Teradata, Cisco
    torrontomore
    2010 : F1
    2012: CPT 1
    2014: CPT 2
    2015: OPT
    2016: H1B
    2017: GREEN CARD
    Mar 15 3
    • Indeed / Eng gdgy57776g
      Haha
      Mar 15
    • Uber / Eng uvr3
      For Indians:
      2016: H1B
      2099: GREEN CARD
      Mar 15
    • PayPal fjfkg
      Let non Asians take American jobs
      Mar 15
  • Facebook bLwJ52
    2012: 150k
    2013: 200k
    2014: 250k
    2015: 300k
    2016: 700k
    2017: 1.3m
    2018: 1.5m
    Mar 15 26
    • Crap, I don’t like ml/ai/etc. What would go after ml? 😅
      Mar 18
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      Data Engineering
      Mar 18
    • Workday YvKf33
      Respect
      Mar 23
    • Facebook fburl
      What is you secret sauce? Big diff count? Specialist?
      Mar 23
    • Facebook bLwJ52
      No specialization or huge diff counts. I just try to work on stuff that matters to people above me. I can ramp up on a new area really fast, which makes me useful when something’s on fire.
      Mar 24
  • Oracle lHEA77
    2017 - $170k
    2018 - $170k
    2019 - $170k

    lol Oracle
    Mar 15 5
    • Oracle urumqui
      Hahaha. This is called guaranteed consistency
      Mar 15
    • Oracle lHEA77
      on the bright side, at least I started at $170k... would be far worse to have $60k $60k $60k or something like that :)
      Mar 15
    • Amazon motard
      $52k, ~$60k, $60k has pretty much been my story 😭
      Mar 15
    • Facebook
      Hollerback

      Facebook

      PRE
      Google
      Hollerbackmore
      Oracle doesn’t give merit increases? Only bumps with a promo?
      Mar 15
    • Oracle lHEA77
      Oracle doesn't give bumps with a promo either. I don't know if we even get bumps at all. I'll probably leave after my initial RSUs vest since I'm assuming I won't get refreshers either. OCI is probably better with this stuff (I'm not in OCI).
      Mar 16
  • Comcast / Mgmt
    aethernet

    Comcast Mgmt

    BIO
    Various media and tech companies
    aethernetmore
    Condensed:

    1987 14k
    .
    .
    .
    2019 670k
    Mar 16 7
    • Indeed / Eng tg4664d
      IhZq. You are probably young. Not everyone can get into FB, and also FB didn't exist 30 years back. Even if he wanted to Its not easy to switch after 20years of doing something very different.
      Mar 16
    • Google ihZq
      Let's not pretend you don't have any other options when you make 670k at Comcast. It's an active decision to sell your soul and work for them at that level.
      Mar 16
    • Two Sigma zxcasdq
      @ihZq: Comcast provides people with internet. Google stalks people’s private internet activity to give them more targeted ads...
      Mar 16
    • Dell LUHV04
      What sort of management level you are at Comcast ?
      Mar 20
    • Google / Other shito
      @comcast: sorry for terrible comments from another Googler.

      @google: it's sad you judge others like this. Just remember our privacy snafus.
      Apr 15
  • Amazon yjrf26
    2003: 12k
    2004:20k
    2005:28k
    2006:36k
    2007:65k
    2008:100k
    2009:110k
    2010:115k
    2011:120k
    2012:125k
    2013:130k
    2014:135k
    2015:190k
    2016:220k
    2017:240k
    2018:270k
    2019:300k (estimated)
    Mar 15 5
    • eBay BuyShit
      That looks far more sensible than many others posted here
      Mar 15
    • Facebook WTactualF?
      2003: 🍆
      2004: 🍆
      2005: 🍆 🍆
      2006: 🍆🍆🍆
      2007: 🍆🍆🍆
      2008: 🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2009: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2010: 🍆🍆🍆
      2011: 🍆🍆🍆
      2012: 🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2013: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2014: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2015: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2016: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆💦
      2017: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆💦💦
      2018: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆💦💦💦
      2019: to the moon 🍆☔(estimated)
      Mar 15
    • Amazon
      poorrep

      Amazon

      PRE
      Amazon
      poorrepmore
      Seriously. The other posts look like horse shit minus the dude you had the patent.
      Mar 15
    • Teradata gateway
      Agreed, this looks believable.
      I was beginning to question my career decisions looking at other posts here
      Mar 15
    • Facebook WTactualF?
      2003: 🍆
      2004: 🍆
      2005: 🍆 🍆
      2006: 🍆🍆🍆
      2007: 🍆🍆🍆
      2008: 🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2009: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2010: 🍆🍆🍆
      2011: 🍆🍆🍆
      2012: 🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2013: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2014: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2015: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆
      2016: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆💦
      2017: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆💦💦
      2018: 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆💦💦💦
      2019: to the moon 🍆☔(estimated)
      😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
      Mar 15
  • 2010: I need more
    2019: I still need more
    Mar 15 1
  • New / Ops
    tooQ10

    New Ops

    PRE
    Rakuten USA
    tooQ10more
    A terrifying statistic: so far, posters here other than myself have gotten raises in 62 of 63 person-years. Of the person-years without raises, I have 17 of the 18. How are your employers rewarding you so frequently and so consistently? Surely there must be hard times and unprofitable years where they have to cut back on pay?
    Mar 15 8
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      New Ops

      PRE
      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      @hgDS54 - certainly, but with this place being anonymous, you'd think more non-rich folks would post. For example, the CEO of my company, Rakuten, is a notorious penny pincher so others who work here will not be surprised to see my figures.
      Mar 15
    • Uber 7hh8ijgg
      Unprofitable? Its only if you are unprofitable that you get rewarded. REVENUE GROWTH IS ALL THAT MATTERS BOYOS
      Mar 15
    • AdRoll ipopwc
      @tooQ10 - Are you based in JP with Rakuten?
      Mar 15
    • Tinder rool
      @tooQ10 until you go public. The market doesn't like public companies losing money for very long
      Mar 15
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      New Ops

      PRE
      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      @ipopwc - yes; Rakuten bought the US joint venture company I came to Japan to work for.
      Mar 15
  • VMware vmk007
    SDE
    2008 - inr 350000 first company graduated into recession
    2009 - inr 420000
    2010 - inr 510000
    2011 - inr 720000 and grad school in the US
    2012- grad school comp sci. done.
    123000 usd second gig in sf bayarea.
    2013 - 128000 usd
    2014 - 137000 usd (performance increment)
    2015 - 140000 usd (no increase despite better performance)
    2016 - 190000 usd switch to third gig. (Due to 2015 bummer at second gig)
    2017 - 210000 usd (performance boost)
    2018 - 240000 usd (increase partially due to stock performance and performance boost)
    2019 - 270000 usd mostly unless the economy crashes (ultra performance boost and caffeine)
    Mar 15 6
    • VMware vmk007
      k
      Mar 15
    • Amazon / Eng
      eisenhwr

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Google
      eisenhwrmore
      And use lakhs for INRs
      Mar 15
    • VMware vmk007
      lol. Let's stick with whole numbers then. that makes it explicit.
      Mar 15
    • Salesforce plnvcgh
      Need more sig figs here, no cents?
      Mar 16
    • VMware vmk007
      @Salesforce. Not sure what Sig figs are but here are six figs. No cents, only integers. But totally with you on need more sig figs here.
      Mar 16
  • Google rothm
    2005 - 82
    2006 - 92 job change
    2007 - 95
    2008 - 100
    2009 - 110
    2010 - 120
    2011 - 130
    2012 - 180 job change
    2013 - 1.2M IPO
    2014 - 800
    2015 - 750 job change. Google T6
    2016 - 620
    2017 - 750
    2018 - 780
    2019 - 700 4 year cliff
    2020 - 500 expected
    Mar 20 4
    • Microsoft mangoes
      Which IPO?
      Apr 6
    • Google hetta
      Most likely Twtr
      Apr 6
    • Microsoft mangoes
      Ah makes sense. Hope he sold when it was $60+
      Apr 6
    • New nUWR37
      Can you please give us details on your stock options? I'm trying to evaluate what mine are worth.
      Apr 10
  • Google / Eng 🥜butter
    TC is like car insurance. If you don't shop around every few years. You're losing
    Mar 15 4
    • Google MasterCodr
      Bah!
      Mar 15
    • Facebook icdN16
      And some times you shop around to realize you have the best rate possible. Did you know that geico can save you 15% or more on your car insurance? ... Now you know.
      Mar 15
    • Google / Eng 🥜butter
      Haha. Good one
      Mar 15
    • Amazon ©€®¢
      Learning it the hard way
      Mar 16
  • eBay abababbb
    1985: .5inches
    1990: 2 inches
    2018: 8 inches
    How about you?
    Mar 15 2
    • Google / Product 4pmCoffee
      🤣
      Mar 15
    • Oracle urumqui
      @abababbb do you feed your friend directly through its blind eye? Pretty good growth.
      Mar 15
  • Yelp aEqz40
    2009: $15/hour
    2010: 50K
    2011: 75K
    2012: 95K
    2013: 120K
    2014: 150K
    2015: 170K
    2016: 200K
    2017: 230K
    2018: 250K
    2019: 350K
    Mar 15 6
    • Yelp aEqz40
      2018. Quite a few jumps.
      Mar 15
    • Bloomberg Ivli45
      And are you still at yelp? 100k would be a jump right?
      Mar 15
    • Yelp aEqz40
      Yes. I jumped to yelp
      Mar 15
    • Google L7@AWS
      I didn't know Yelp paid so much. OP is making 420k

      Are you hiring?
      Mar 15
    • Yelp aEqz40
      Yes check the jobs site :)
      Mar 15
  • Salesforce / Mgmt GQch66
    It's been a while, so numbers might not be exact...

    1999 - $45k (Job #1)
    2000 - $54k (Job #2)
    2001 - $60k
    2002 - $75k
    2003 - $85k
    2004 - $75k (Job #3 - career change, comp would have included law school tuition)
    2005 - $85k (Job #4 - back to SW Dev)
    2006 - $90k
    2007 - $115k
    2008 - $120k
    2009 - $130k
    2010 - $145k
    2011 - $145k (Job #5)
    2012 - $148k
    2013 - $152k
    2014 - $185k
    2015 - $192k
    2016 - $420k + $175k one time cash (Job #6 via acquisition)
    2017 - $443k + $140k one time cash
    2018 - $500k + $50k one time cash
    2019 - $460k (Job #6)
    Mar 15 8
    • Salesforce / Mgmt GQch66
      Haha, I've actually met Alan. IIRC, Pega was (not seriously, I think) a possible suitor at the time my company was acquired.
      Mar 15
    • Pegasystems ATrefler
      He has a good voice
      Mar 15
    • IBM / Data bbWI22
      Demandware? My dad has around the same amount of experience as you and he’s considering moving into Salesforce Commerce Cloud in Burlington (product management). Would you recommend it?
      Mar 15
    • Salesforce / Mgmt GQch66
      I'm not sure about Demandware in particular, but overall Salesforce was a fine place to work. Good pay and benefits for the Boston area and decent WLB, though product roles seem to require a lot of travel, especially at higher levels.
      Mar 17
    • Wayfair WNEm45
      This is a great example of Boston wages. Depressed for awhile then big jumps in the past few years.
      Apr 12
  • Facebook Probe
    2010: 69k
    2014: tree fiddy k
    2018: 420k
    Mar 15 1
    • Facebook / Eng
      TCOMG

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Facebook, Teradata
      TCOMGmore
      Probably not even trolling.
      Mar 15
  • LinkedIn
    yepyep.

    LinkedIn

    PRE
    Amazon, Dell
    yepyep.more
    We will revisit this during next recession 🙂
    Mar 15 2
    • Yahoo Genius
      ☝️👆
      Mar 15
    • SAP
      midsy

      SAP

      BIO
      I climb the stairs every morning. The elevator is for Democrats!
      midsymore
      B2C —- Back to Cincinnati
      Mar 15
  • New / Ops
    tooQ10

    New Ops

    PRE
    Rakuten USA
    tooQ10more
    This is in Tokyo, Japan, with numbers converted to dollars using today's exchange rates.

    1999-2001 32k
    2002-2005 32k + 9k shift bonus
    2006-2007 38k + 3k bonus + 9k shift bonus
    2008-2016 42k + 3k bonus + 9k shift bonus
    2017 41k + 3k bonus + 5k SB (rotating shifts, so fewer nights) + 2k stock vested from 2013
    2018 40k + 3k bonus + 5k SB + 2k stock
    2019 40k + 3k bonus + 2k stock (no nights anymore)

    Yeah, mid level workers don't get paid much over here. :(

    (Edit: for those of you who just want a string of numbers: 32, 32, 32, 41, 41, 41, 41, 50, 50, 54, 54, 54, 54, 54, 54, 54, 54, 54, 51, 50, 45.)
    Mar 15 13
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      New Ops

      PRE
      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      @uvr3 - In the city center, if you don't mind an old building by Tokyo standards (1970s), that might cost $1300 per month; less than double that for newish construction.
      Mar 15
    • Amazon oclue
      200 sq ft? Wtf? Is that even a possible size for a apartment?
      Mar 16
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      New Ops

      PRE
      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      It's for a single person. A couple would want twice that space; more with kids. My wife and I live in 410 square feet in a 50 year old building that cost 15m yen or 135k USD. With these numbers my 45k TC looks fine.
      Mar 16
    • Microsoft cWww76
      tooQ10, two people living in 410ft apartment must be tough. We live in 1k+ apartment and I’d like it to be bigger.
      Mar 18
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      New Ops

      PRE
      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      We don't find it tough at all. We have a bedroom, a living room, and a kitchen. Obviously we would want more space if we had a kid (may God bless us), but as it is, we're fine.
      Mar 18
  • Amazon Powerful
    2012: 48k (Msft summer intern)
    2013: 96k (Msft summer intern)
    Graduated from MIT/Caltech/Stanford level UG in EE
    2014: 105k (Roku/Gopro type)
    2015: 120k (Roku/Gopro type)
    2016: 150k (Roku/Gopro type)
    Enrolled in MBA/MSCS with fullride at MIT/Stanford/Berkeley level school. Industry research thesis project at Amazon
    2017: 32k (stipend)
    2018: 32k (stipend)
    Graduating in 2019
    2019: 250k expected (Microsoft)
    Mar 21 10
    • Amazon Powerful
      My reply is for Intel's comment. Not you
      Mar 21
    • Amazon NoColusion
      Also the Msft gig wasn't a normal MBA offer. It's in a niche group and was heavily negotiated due to multiple BATNAs.
      Mar 26
    • Microsoft wellala
      He is from top 3. I can definitely understand the high comp (and perhaps leveling). Microsoft promotes future leaders very fast and bring one at high level. It doesn’t happen much for engineers though.
      Mar 26
    • Google youngkitty
      Why don't you just say the school?
      Apr 11
    • Amazon DaReelReal
      Cuz I've ran into disturbing stalkers in the past.
      Apr 12
  • GoDaddy
    4gdy

    GoDaddy

    PRE
    GoDaddy
    4gdymore
    Any microsoft person who could post their progression here?
    Mar 16 6
    • GoDaddy
      4gdy

      GoDaddy

      PRE
      GoDaddy
      4gdymore
      Is it that bad?
      Mar 16
    • Microsoft !&
      Yes, it is that bad; so shameful I would hide when my friends from other companies talk about their luxury lifestyle
      Mar 16
    • Microsoft UndaDaSea
      2016 (59) - $136k
      2017 - $167k
      2018 - $186k

      I’m under E&D - Rajesh is our leadership. Got some decent SSAs this year too
      Mar 16
    • Microsoft Wks
      It’s not horrible once you get past 66. Prior it sucks. Not all MSFT.
      2000 24k
      2001 26k
      2002 27k — I think?
      2003 27k
      2004 64k
      2005 72k
      2006 84k -start at MSFT
      2008 100k
      2009 103k
      2010 145k
      2011 184k
      2012 220k
      2013 225k
      2014 260k
      2015 280k —I think?
      2016 303k
      2017 350k
      2018 460k - left MSFT
      2019 525k (estimated, and on track)
      Mar 16
    • Microsoft h to 7
      Which year did you hit 66? Also where did you join at 460k? Amazon?
      Mar 17
  • Amazon lolwhat
    Can we use this thread in court to sue for descrimination based on our (insert gender/color/sexuality/something here)?
    Mar 15 4
    • Indeed / Eng gdgy57776g
      I think it's more about performance. This might be just yop performers sharing their numbers
      Mar 15
    • Amazon lolwhat
      I respect Mr. Bezos tremendously but I'm sure he doesn't perform 100 million times better than I do.
      What you said would be true in a perfect ideal fair just world, not on Earth though.
      Mar 15
    • Amazon gyqhjb
      How many Amazons did you create? Pretty sure Jeff’s performance has been exponentially more impactful than yours.
      Mar 15
    • Amazon petaflops
      You want to earn like Bezos? Let’s see if you have the balls to quit this job and start your own venture!
      Mar 15
  • Dropbox 💲™️
    2009: 80k
    2010: 92k
    2011: 110k
    2012: 130k
    2013: 164k
    2014: 131k
    2015: 175k
    2016: 185k
    2017: 420k
    2018: 1.5m (IPO)
    2019: 650k (estimated)
    Mar 15 3
    • Qualtrics IgKu64
      All at Dropbox? Or was 185K to 420K a switch ? You have to be a early bird there to make that kind of money with a IPO.
      Mar 15
    • Dropbox 💲™️
      Joined Dropbox in 2014. Took a pay cut salary wise, but definitely worth it.
      Mar 16
    • Snapchat RV-est
      What happened in 2017?
      Mar 17