Salary % bump from 62 to 63 at MSFT

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Jan 1, 2018 19 Comments

Asking for a friend.

At Microsoft, what's the average salary bump when getting promoted from 62 to 63? Are there any stocks / other increments as well that apply?

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  • Microsoft / Eng Harmar
    Typical is 5% base increase (+merit increase if it happens at review time).

    At L63, you also get 50% more bonus (15% target, up from 10%) and 50% more stock ($17K target, up from $11K).
    Jan 1, 2018 2
    • Microsoft IrmH33
      By merit increase do you mean bonus(i.e target)?
      Jan 6, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Harmar
      "Merit" is the base salary increase you get each September that isn't attributable to a promotion.

      It's not bonus. It's only partly related to your individual performance that year (there are many external factors out of your control).
      Jan 6, 2018
  • Microsoft Robo
    So if I have 150k base at L62 is that bad?
    Jan 1, 2018 5
    • Microsoft Erri_Puka
      Nah you're above the median actually. You'll probably be promoted to 63 soon.
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Microsoft Robo
      I just was promoed last midyear
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Harmar
      Are you a recent hire? We seem to have a cluster of employees with way over 1.0 compa, which _shouldn't_ happen under normal circumstances.

      Or, are you Bay Area? They get a salary multiplier compared to Redmond due to location.
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Microsoft Robo
      Redmond PM been here 4yrs out of college
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Microsoft OhmsLaw
      I don’t think it’s that out of the norm. When I was promoted to 62 this last year I hit 150. My last two annual reviews were maximum impact, though. Four years out of college as well.
      Jan 1, 2018
  • Uber / Other Hjkrdhk
    Mine was from 125 to 135 base, that was a few years ago
    Jan 1, 2018 0
  • Splunk DesiLaunda
    Who the fuck cares who you are asking for?
    Jan 1, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Mgmt Бабушка
    5 to 8% typically.
    If your new compa ratio ends up being too low (read less than about 0.92) a conscientious manager will give you more significant bump to position you at about 0.96 / 0.98.
    If your new compa is higher than 1 you'd likely get a small bump but never less than 5%.
    Jan 2, 2018 2
    • Microsoft 1WYSIWYG
      You can get less than 5%.
      Jan 4, 2018
    • Microsoft / Mgmt Бабушка
      Sure, you can, as long as your manager provides an explicit justification. It's frowned upon an discouraged.
      Jan 4, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Dilemma
    Depends on your compa ratio. More under 1.0, the higher the raise and vice versa.
    Jan 1, 2018 0
  • Microsoft QRZj34
    Usually $10k, target bonus jumps from 10% to 15%
    Jan 1, 2018 0
  • Microsoft NVLk13
    Usually 5 to 10%. No stock or bonus on promotion but the target bonus and stock goes up which will benefit the individual starting next annual review.
    Jan 2, 2018 0
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    Mine went up exactly 10%.
    Jan 1, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Erri_Puka
    Mine was around ~13% to $155k. But that might be higher than the norm
    Jan 1, 2018 0