Total compensation for Amazon SDE II

New tXef43
Apr 29, 2018 17 Comments

Hi,

I passed the interview process with Amazon and am currently negotiating total compensation for the SDE II position with an emphasis on ML/deep learning. I would like to know the total compensation distribution (percentiles for base salary, equity, bonuses) for someone with a master’s degree and two years of industry experience.

Thanks

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  • Twitch Twitch
    Share you numbers first..
    Apr 29, 2018 8
    • New tXef43
      OP
      Hey, thanks for the response. I’m not entirely sure what you’re asking. After some research, it seems the TC for this role can vary anywhere from $120K to $260K—I’m skeptical of the lower-end estimates on Glassdoor.

      I should also clarify that they have not yet offered a TC but have asked me what my ball-park estimate would be.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Twitch Twitch
      $250k TC is highest cap for L5.. with your 2 years exp, you will get $180k to $210k, until and unless you did exceptionally well in the interview....
      Apr 29, 2018
    • New tXef43
      OP
      The recruiter afterward said I did well. Also, I was interviewing for L6 and was bumped down to L4. (Maybe an indicator that I’m on the higher end of the bracket.)

      Any idea what the TC breakdown is, specifically, the base salary?
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Amazon
      dududu

      Amazon

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      dududumore
      2yrs exp generally consider for L4 or L5
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Apple / Eng 🍎 is shit
      Did u mean u were bumped down to L5? Because L4 is sde 1, not sde 2
      Apr 29, 2018
    • New tXef43
      OP
      Hmm, good question. I could’ve sworn I was bumped to L4 but that the title was SDE II. Thanks for heads up.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Amazon Jeff Bеzos
      2 years exp is L4
      Apr 29, 2018
    • New tXef43
      OP
      Straight from the head honcho himself. I look forward to working with you, Mr. Bezos!
      Apr 29, 2018
  • Microsoft IScV51
    They offered me 147/60+45/90. All things considered that was worse than my MS compensation.
    Apr 29, 2018 2
    • New tXef43
      OP
      Ah, thanks for the hard numbers. I see you decided not to go with Amazon, lol. What other factors influenced your decision?
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Microsoft O|||||||O
      Also what level were you @msft
      Apr 30, 2018
  • Amazon
    dududu

    Amazon

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    Microsoft
    dududumore
    Share your numbers
    Apr 29, 2018 3
    • New tXef43
      OP
      Can you please clarify what you mean by “numbers?” See other reply
      Apr 29, 2018
    • ForeSee 2bFANGer
      Meaning what TC they offered you.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • New tXef43
      OP
      Thanks for the clarification. As mentioned above, they haven’t yet offered TC. They want a ball-park estimate from me before offering hard numbers. I’ll follow up after official offer.
      Apr 29, 2018
  • New tXef43
    OP
    Follow-up question: if the recruiter makes a verbal offer that I accept and then speaks to the hiring manager to confirm, how likely is it that they will change the offer?
    May 2, 2018 0

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