SWE vs DS TC

Capital One / Eng
bhris

Capital One Eng

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Spaceflight Industries
bhrismore
Jun 13 11 Comments

How do TCs compare between SWE and DS in high CoL areas? I’ve read a lot of things online that say the avg DS salary (idk about TC) is higher than that of SWE, but I also see a lot of very high TCs for SWE on Blind.

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  • Apple industry
    DS are paid less than SWE and are treated as second class citizens and sometimes even third class peasants. Just ask a sql monkey data scientist from facebook
    Jun 13 5
    • Facebook VTba14
      Can confirm. Was sql monkey data scientist at FB (too lazy to change my company on blind). At Amazon now. The pay for RS/AS at Amazon is at par with the pay for SWEs at the same level here.
      Jun 13
    • Apple industry
      Sorry for you bro, how bad was the treatment?
      Jun 13
    • Facebook VTba14
      Oh really not that bad. People, including SWEs I worked with, were nice and all. It's just that the projects are really boring. They advertise and interview for serious statistics/ML chops and then have you build dashboards all day.
      Jun 13
    • Apple industry
      I see, and how are the interviews? Stats heavy?
      Jun 13
    • Facebook VTba14
      The product DS org in Facebook is not stats heavy and neither are their interviews. There are some other smaller DS orgs that are stats heavy on their interviews, but day-to-day is dashboarding (I was in one such org). There are yet other DS teams where the members are "research scientists" - this is FB/Google speak for "SWE with a PhD" (although many choose to just be called SWEs). These teams are awesome to be on.
      Jun 14
  • IBM 叫爸
    Ds makes very little
    Jun 13 0
  • Instacart / Eng instattack
    Yea, DS usually makes way less than SWE
    Jun 13 0
  • Seagate toti420
    A lot of times those median figures are true nationally. However, in the Bay Area SW is king both in terms of pay and prestige (within FAANG)
    Jun 13 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    lolmaxxx

    Microsoft Eng

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    Starbucks, Deloitte
    lolmaxxxmore
    DS means data scientist??
    Jun 13 0
  • Credit Karma yir312
    SWE pay is much higher ceterus paribus.
    Jun 13 0

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