"Tier 2" tech in Seattle PhD entry-level data/research scientist compensation??

Pacific Northwest National Labor rahjh
Aug 13, 2018 10 Comments

First, wanted to check my market research. This is for PhD entry-level (0-3 years post PhD experience) data/research scientist positions.

My understanding is that Big Tech (Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon) in the Seattle market total compensation is >$200k correct?

What about "Tier 2" tech companies in the Seattle market, e.g. Zillow, Redfin, Expedia, etc. Is it comparable to big tech are much much lower?

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  • Pacific Northwest National Labor rahjh
    OP
    There's no data on the non-FANG companies on levels.fyi.
    Aug 13, 2018 3
    • Airbnb |||||||l
      A handful of these companies have Seattle offices. And they are “Tier 2”
      Aug 13, 2018
    • F5 Networks / Eng pqbQ75
      So amongst the above list, which are tier2 and which are tier3?
      Aug 13, 2018
    • Lazard fin/tech
      Compensation Tiers of Companies for Tech Jobs (Compensation)
      https://us.teamblind.com/s/Gn5NqzP0
      Aug 14, 2018
  • Amazon Variance
    Not sure about the second tier. I interviewed for one of them a while ago but didn’t get an offer. You are right about the big tech. At a startup straight out of my PhD I made $140 plus some options that didn’t amount to anything and decent (better than amazon) 401k matching and health insurance. Probably worth about 150-160 total.
    Aug 13, 2018 0
  • Airbnb |||||||l
    The companies you listed aren’t really tier 2, but yea expect lower comp from those

    https://www.levels.fyi
    Aug 13, 2018 4
    • Proofpoint / Other foodtruckj
      Are they tier 3?
      Aug 13, 2018
    • Airbnb |||||||l
      I guess I’d say yes to Zillow and Expedia, maybe not yet to Redfin? But I’m just one person
      Aug 13, 2018
    • Proofpoint / Other foodtruckj
      So is Cisco alongside Zillow in tier 3 or are they below?
      Aug 13, 2018
    • Airbnb |||||||l
      Yea I’d put Cisco in the same group. If the company is allowed to post in Tech Lounge on Blind and they aren’t tier 1 or tier 2, then they are tier 3.
      Aug 13, 2018