Uber ATG salary offer in Pittsburgh PA for Level 4 (software engineer II) or 5a (senior software engineer) positions

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csonline

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Feb 11, 2018 20 Comments

Does anyone know numbers for level 4 or 5a for Uber ATG in Pittsburgh? Is it unreasonable to ask for $160k for base and $75k for stock? 6.5 years of experience including Tech Lead title for 3+ years.

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  • New / Eng
    csonline

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    @YLYm87, accepted the ATG offer yesterday. Super excited to join!
    Feb 23, 2018 1
    • Amazon WgetDL
      Cool, I hope I can join too
      Apr 29, 2018
  • Uber YLYm87
    I was hired a while back but I’m a 5a at 150k base and 550k/4. Your offer looks about the same as what I would expect and also if you are moving to PA for this you are going to love how cheap living is here.
    Feb 17, 2018 4
    • New / Eng
      csonline

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      Haha thanks. Yeah I liked the team and everything. And Pittsburgh seems cheaper than both SF and Seattle. Do most Uber folks rent or buy houses?
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Uber YLYm87
      Yeah it is crazy cheap I’m living in the best area of PA in a large two bedroom for 1400 a month. It’s about 50/50 but it seems like most people who have the ability to buy do. Generally people are expecting housing prices to continue to keep going up in price for a while as more companies come to Pittsburgh.

      Let me know if you have any questions during your move or when trying to figure out what the good places to live are.
      Feb 17, 2018
    • New / Eng
      csonline

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      Thanks for the updates @YLYm87. I have an amazon interview early next week but even with SDE 3 position I doubt they can offer Uber level comps w.r.t Seattle. We love the outdoor stuff in Seattle though. I think there are hiking places within driving distance from Pittsburgh.
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Uber YLYm87
      Best of luck! We do have a few about a 45 minute drive away. We unfortunately can’t compete with Seattle in outdoor/hiking activity.
      Feb 18, 2018
  • New / Eng
    csonline

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    Thanks mogdif. Got the ok from the recruiter. Am still waiting for the formal offer to find out if it is 4 or 5a. RegX, do you have actual numbers? Glassdoor and Paysa have some ranges but too few data points for Pittsburgh (10 or so only)
    Feb 12, 2018 3
    • Uber / Eng
      chuck-

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      chuck-more
      Pittsburgh have same salaries as SF so you can use SF data also
      Feb 14, 2018
    • Uber / Eng
      chuck-

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      chuck-more
      Did you got offer numbers ?
      Feb 14, 2018
    • New / Eng
      csonline

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      Thanks for the update @chuck. Still waiting for the numbers. Will post them here once I have them
      Feb 14, 2018
  • Uber / Eng mogdif
    For 4 that might be on the high end, for 5a you maybe can do a bit better, assuming salaries there are the same as SF and Seattle.
    Feb 11, 2018 3
    • Uber / Eng RegX
      That’s a big (and terribly wrong) assumption ... expect at least 25% difference - for junior levels, it increases more at senior levels
      Feb 12, 2018
    • Uber / Eng mogdif
      I was under the impression that our salaries were adjusted to countries, not cities. I know salaries are the same for Seattle and SF. I also figured that you’d have to pay a bit of a premium relative to cost of living to get most engineers to move to Pittsburgh. It’s not exactly a top tier city from a quality of life perspective for most people.
      Feb 12, 2018
    • New / Eng
      csonline

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      25% diff esp. in the base salary wouldn't make a lot of sense. Probably around 10% might make more sense. Who'll move to Pittsburgh for a base of $120k other than fresh grads. Will find out in a few days. Fingers crossed.
      Feb 12, 2018
  • Uber VwAb24
    Level 4 Pittsburgh 160k base sounds about right
    Feb 16, 2018 4
    • New / Eng
      csonline

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      Got the offer. Level 5a in Pittsburgh. 165k base + 650k/4 in RSU. Should I negotiate for more if this is more like an offer for level 4?
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Uber VwAb24
      Which team are you in if you don't mind me asking. You could negotiate if you can contribute on the core autonomy stack. For offboard infrastructure I am not so sure.
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Uber brbiaf
      It’s pointless to negotiate base salary at this point. Even if you come in at the top of the band, they’re going to compress you back to the middle with smaller raises over time.
      Feb 22, 2018
    • Uber aSSN36
      @csonline was your 650K offer based on 409A price or the preferred price?
      Nov 8, 2018