Qualcomm Systems Eng. Staff/Sr. Staff/Principal Eng.

New wfrJ21
Aug 3, 2018 30 Comments

Anyone has numbers for TC in Qcom for Systems positions with PhD in wireless / Imaging / ML against Google Pixel / Apple / FB connectivity / A lab126. What is the difference between San Diego and Santa Clara sites?

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  • Qualcomm / Eng
    abc1iop

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    abc1iopmore
    staff is between 170-200k. the longer you stay, the further you move in the band.
    Aug 3, 2018 0
  • Apple ovJv02
    @Apple - HW eng with PHD is top pay. Assume 225k+ base and at least 250k rsu, sign on bonus (20k-40k) and end of year bonus (varies), +rsu refresher - first year if all aligns - at least 350k -450k (if stocks go up and all stars align and you do really well in terms of performance).
    Aug 5, 2018 3
    • New wfrJ21
      OP
      By HW Eng do you mean SoC RTL design only or do you include systems analysis, signal processing, algorithm and architecture development?
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Qualcomm
      Kimjeller

      Qualcomm

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      Kimjellermore
      How many YOE?
      Sep 15, 2018
    • Qualcomm bqnl87
      How about in Physics Design (with PhD)?
      Oct 21, 2018
  • Qualcomm / Eng
    abc1iop

    Qualcomm Eng

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    that number is about right for modem and graphic
    Aug 3, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm mallons
    In San Diego, Staff SWE is probably around 175K TC, on avg. Sr. Staff SWE probably around 230K TC avg. Principal SWE around 290K TC avg. Staff and Sr. Staff who’ve been in title for a long time can have TC in line with the next level.
    Aug 3, 2018 0
  • Google Uvor31
    If you're interested in moving to Google Seattle I know a few managers who are looking for exactly your expertise. I'd expect TC to be in the 300 range at a minnimum.
    Aug 3, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm newuser45
    Let me take a shot. 160k sr staff, 185 principal,
    Aug 3, 2018 3
    • Qualcomm jIFN58
      our department is higher. As Staff eng, my TC is about 180k. But anyway leaving to bay area. I don't recommend anyone younger than 45 come to SD.
      Aug 3, 2018
    • Qualcomm / Eng
      abc1iop

      Qualcomm Eng

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      abc1iopmore
      what is your department and skillset
      Aug 3, 2018
    • Qualcomm snapduck
      These numbers are even less than base salary
      Oct 19, 2018
  • Google Uvor31
    Systems swes are still swes.
    Aug 4, 2018 1
    • Apple ovJv02
      Assume 200k base and at least 250k rsu, sign on bonus (20k-40k) and end of year bonus (varies) - first year if all aligns - at least 350k.
      Aug 5, 2018
  • Qualcomm / Eng
    abc1iop

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    go to san diego you will have limited options in changing jobs
    Aug 3, 2018 1
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng gaussend
      You mean don't?
      Aug 3, 2018
  • Qualcomm newuser45
    Check glassdoors. It varies depending on group
    Aug 3, 2018 1
    • New wfrJ21
      OP
      Are they accurate and current?
      Aug 3, 2018
  • New wfrJ21
    OP
    I see TC mostly for SWE roles. Did not see comparison for Systems roles across companies hence the Q.
    Aug 4, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm / Eng buyBackWin
    You’re basically asking for TC against every company~
    Aug 4, 2018 0
  • New wfrJ21
    OP
    Any comparison w apple TC?
    Aug 4, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm newuser45
    Depends on performance
    Aug 4, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm newuser45
    R &d groups its lower
    Aug 4, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm newuser45
    Not in every group. Soms groups its lower
    Aug 3, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm newuser45
    Tc involved bonus + rsus
    Aug 3, 2018 0
  • New wfrJ21
    OP
    sorry didn’t see last post thanks
    Aug 3, 2018 0
  • New wfrJ21
    OP
    SD or Santa Clara?
    Aug 3, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm newuser45
    In San Diego
    Aug 3, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm newuser45
    Bonus + rsus, 30 k each
    Aug 3, 2018 0