What are top paying companies for an Amazon SDE-3 in Europe?

Amazon / Eng caVn14
May 5 24 Comments

I am currently working in Amazon India as a SDE-3. I am thinking to move abroad (specifically Europe) for a few years. What are the top paying companies and total TC that I can expect?

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  • Microsoft / Product Overlordd
    Levels in India are at least one level below the US. They're just handed out in India.
    May 5 9
    • Microsoft / Product Overlordd
      I think 2 is probably appropriate given how easy it is to get promotions in India. More than that would be excessive and serve no purpose.
      May 6
    • New / Eng
      10yoe250kt

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      10yoe250ktmore
      Should we all move to India to get promos?
      May 6
    • Amazon / Eng caVn14
      OP
      Try once :). I am sure you will regret
      May 7
    • Microsoft / Product Festy
      That's because from I see, the more incompetent you are, the more promos you'll get there.
      May 7
    • New / Eng
      10yoe250kt

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      10yoe250ktmore
      Is it that bad? OP, what's the reason for the move?
      May 7
  • LinkedIn / Eng blaziken
    As an Amazon SDE3 in India, you are probably earning >= (or at least saving >=) 80-90% devs in Europe. I would say live in Europe for the experience, but don't expect massive hike in TC. That being said Google in Switzerland, London or Munich, FB London & Uber Amsterdam are probably the highest payers. Along with some fintech/trading houses in London. Have you thought about internal transfer?
    May 6 5
    • Amazon . 𓂸
      Salaries in London and Munich are a joke, particularly London compared to the CoL.
      May 6
    • New / Eng
      10yoe250kt

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      10yoe250ktmore
      OP, share how much usd you save per year
      May 6
    • Amazon / Eng caVn14
      OP
      I work out of India.

      TC: INR 85L = ~$ 120K
      After Tax: 60L = ~$ 85K
      Savings: 40L = ~$ 57K
      May 6
    • Intuit uhyt7
      Yoe?
      May 7
    • Amazon / Eng caVn14
      OP
      9
      May 7
  • Apple Icml2017
    Google, FB, Apple at Zurich will pay quite a bit above your TC in India but cost of living is much higher too. FB and Apple at Zurich are for very specialized roles in computer vision related areas. Salaries in London for Google, FB are much lower than Zurich; not sure about Munich but I don’t think it will be close to Zurich salaries. Snap has an office in London and they pay quite well (similar base as in California but less stocks); other than that FinTech companies in London will pay very well too.
    May 6 0
  • New / Eng zzzzzz-ZZ
    OP can you give us a rough figure of TC as Sde 3 in India ? Not much sde 3 data here
    May 6 3
    • LinkedIn / Eng blaziken
      I have heard it ranges from 70L-1+ crore.
      May 6
    • Amazon / Eng caVn14
      OP
      I am currently earning 85L.

      I work out of India.

      TC: INR 85L = ~$ 120K
      After Tax: 60L = ~$ 85K
      Savings: 40L = ~$ 57K
      May 6
    • New / Eng
      10yoe250kt

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      10yoe250ktmore
      You are rich by EU standards. If you don't have kids and not going to use all the "free stuff" that Germany provides - better stay away.
      May 6
  • New / Eng
    10yoe250kt

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    10yoe250ktmore
    How does Indian sde-3 will match to us levels? I have heard they are different.
    May 5 1
    • New / Eng zzzzzz-ZZ
      Amazon sde 3 level maps to us sde 3
      May 6
  • New / Eng wQck55
    Europe ist not a homogeneous area salary-wise, so depends on where you would want to move exactly, a lot.
    May 5 0