I'm a SWE and considering possibility of switching to a designer. Wondering what would be the compensation like for designers in FLAG. As a SWE myself I found most statistic website usually don't reflect salaries I have or I heard, so want to get some first hand information here.
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- Google bubblegumsNew grad at fb/google design is around 105-110k base, 100k rsu, 15% target bonus
- If you switch you probably will have to start from the bottom. So 80-90k for Bay Area product designer. That number can grow to easily 400k+ once you’re director.
- Airbnb Gr888From my experience here and talking with others, engineering and designer TC at “top tier” companies are very similar. Same bands for base and bonus. Equity might be but heavier for eng but I mean, generous compared to 99% of other companies out there.
I share a similar question with sostrange that a career change starts you all over again with just as many challenges getting into the best companies. Best of luck with it. Design is a rewarding experience.
- Hard to imagine an eng passing a top tier company’s hiring bar for design