TC range for L6 SDM - Amazon

Amazon / Eng jefbs
Aug 4 22 Comments

Transition from L6 SDE to L6 SDM. Can I expect any TC bump?
Current TC - 320k

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  • Amazon ueheie
    May be 370k-420k range. Want to understand why you are transitioning from SDE to SDM ? In similar boat.
    Aug 4 8
    • Amazon ueheie
      Ya true no sev2 tickets, on calls, still be technical a d do stuff on the design side...more salary.. except the org politics and bureaucracy they have to deal at the manager level
      Aug 4
    • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
      Well best of luck to you. I failed to meet the bar as an old SDE 2 and lost my chance to salvage the opportunity and transition to SDM. Hence the salt 🧂.
      Aug 4
    • Amazon / Eng rando-sde
      Cushiest job as an SDM!? My SDM practically never logs off! I'd hate to be in that position.
      Aug 4
    • Amazon ueheie
      I dont know about that..probably very few SDM's are like that....or may be too passionate and in mission critical applications
      Aug 4
    • Netflix bettybi
      If you manager is good and experience as a leader, not just technically, his job is much harder than yours. And he makes your life better. Don’t underestimate.
      Your job is also not too bad.
      Aug 4
  • Amazon / Eng
    Sheldon007

    Amazon Eng

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    320k is pretty good!

    And for tech companies, SDEs > SDMs of same level anyday.
    Aug 4 4
    • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
      Not in the eyes of anyone up the chain of command at Amazon. Sadly SDEs at Amazon are just replaceable grunts like FC Associates.
      Aug 4
    • Amazon / Eng
      Sheldon007

      Amazon Eng

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      Same applies for managers as well. You can become a distinguished engineer like James Gosling and be nothing more than a face value :)

      Btw, engineering level goes upto L11 as well.
      Aug 4
    • Amazon / Eng rando-sde
      Lmao. It's nuts that James Gosling isn't L11. Like, what the fuck do you have to do to get there!?
      Aug 4
    • Amazon / Eng
      Sheldon007

      Amazon Eng

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      Yeah, I had similar thoughts..
      Aug 4
  • Microsoft / Eng
    hmboy17

    Microsoft Eng

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    600k? Who is paying 600k for SDM? Any real data around this?
    Aug 4 2
    • Amazon ueheie
      I dont think that guy is serious...May be couple of years old SDM with the stock appreciation
      Aug 4
    • Amazon / Eng
      Sheldon007

      Amazon Eng

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      I can pay that much in KRW.
      Aug 4
  • Tableau / Eng Igyg47
    L6sdm to L7sdm is comparatively easier compared to engineers, I have seen people making the jump because of that
    Aug 5 1
    • Amazon ueheie
      That's what one of my friend at Amazon told me as well and hence he moved to managerial role. Still dont know what managers exactly do and why there are so many.
      Aug 8
  • Chase zqwD55
    Would you please break down the TC at amazon? When you say 320k TC, how much is cash, how much is stock from prior year? And if I am asking for 450TC, is it possible to get 250k base and 200 RSU?
    Aug 10 0
  • Intel Kitten420
    Yoe ?
    Aug 8 0
  • 600k
    Aug 4 0