PhD vs MS vs BS salary comparisons

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Jan 17, 2018 10 Comments

SDE, MS + 5 years of experience and making give or take ~320k in Bay Area.
How much a PhD holder makes in general ? How much more compare to a MS or BS holder ?

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  • Google lemoo
    Education isn't a significant factor at all. Time in band is worth much more. Most PhD make much less than equally aged colleagues.
    Jan 17, 2018 3
    • Facebook Yess123
      Is there a glass ceiling if you don't have a Ph.D? Like 500k tops or something
      Jan 17, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      TacoBellly

      Apple Eng

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      Donโ€™t know what the hell iโ€™m doing with my life!!
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      OP
      Though I donโ€™t know the exact numbers, it pops in my ears always by PhD holders that They are making much more !!
      Jan 17, 2018
    • Facebook Yess123
      Than 500k?๐Ÿ˜
      Jan 17, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng asdzxc
    I donโ€™t think ur education dictates how much you make, its not the 90s :)
    Jan 17, 2018 0
  • VMware playuh
    Wut, apple pays 320k for 5 years exp?
    Jan 17, 2018 2
    • Apple / Eng
      TacoBellly

      Apple Eng

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      OP
      Avg I guess would be ~280k. But if you keep performing like rockstars in every review cycle - you can easily cross 350k I believe!!
      Jan 17, 2018
    • eBay whitman
      Can you elaborate? What are some of the things you did?
      Jan 18, 2018
  • Intel / Eng pleb
    I'm also considering whether a MS is worth the effort wrt employment pay.

    What i noticed is that many PhDs get into or found startups where they get significant stock therefore have the possibility of being much better paid than regular engineers. I'm thinking that the academic environment opens up more opportunities and creates the credentials to access higher paid jobs.
    Jan 18, 2018 0
  • SAP / Eng LeetGod
    That's a lot ๐Ÿ˜
    Jan 17, 2018 0

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