Which companies pay more than Amazon in Canada?

Amazon TvJA66
Jul 15, 2018 55 Comments

I work at Amazon Canada and looking for a change. Got 2 offers recently including the one from Microsoft, but none can even match my current compensation.
YOE-8.5,
SDE-2
TC-220k CAD

P.S.
I am summarizing the answers in following list,
1. Google

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TOP 55 Comments
  • Shopify rbHz64
    Shopify
    Jul 15, 2018 10
    • Shopify rbHz64
      the rsu is in USD and the base comp is in CAD
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng hvuk
      for new grad? shopify offered me way less for new grad.
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Shopify rbHz64
      Comp differs between role and heavily for competing offers. I had US offers I could negotiate with
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng hvuk
      had a competing offer from FB and Amazon. shopify told me they reached their upper limit (about 140 CAD)
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Amazon AWS420
      Ya I know a lot of new grads at shopify and no one is close to 200k
      Jul 17, 2018
  • Amazon YFdu24
    Google. That's about it. They have a larger presence in Montreal and Waterloo now
    Jul 15, 2018 5
    • Microsoft Adrashya
      So Google and Amazon?
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      @adrashya please don't take offense, but judging by the Microsoft Vancouver compensation, options are plenty for you.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      Google doesn't hire much here. All the recruiters that contact me offer positions in US.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Microsoft Adrashya
      No offense taken, I was evaluating moving from US to Canada.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      Most of the people go to US from here. I have seen fewer cases doing it other way around.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Amazon geeker12
    You’re out of luck buddy. Sadly most other companies pay shit there. I know senior devs who’ve been working for like decades and theyre barely clearing 150k TC cad.
    Jul 15, 2018 5
    • Microsoft / Eng yelloharry
      These senior devs you know must be high-flyers. On average, senior devs make 90k CAD TC.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      This thread is getting depressing comment by comment.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon geeker12
      Yup. These guys are geniuses. Otherwise an avg senior dev in canada is making 100k
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon geeker12
      It is depressing. Thats why i got the fuck out of there as soon as i graduated. My TC is 150k new grad. Im beating literally most senior devs across Canada
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      I considered that but my personal responsibilities don't allow me to leave Canada.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Microsoft needdesign
    If that '220k' USD or CAD?
    Jul 15, 2018 4
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      CAD
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Microsoft needdesign
      Bruh
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Microsoft Adrashya
      Does your base go down or stock targets also go down?
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      I think both.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Apple Lionel!
    That’s just $165k USD. Are you sure the pay is so less for amazon? A fresh grad makes that in USA
    Jul 16, 2018 10
    • Apple Lionel!
      Hope it improves to be at least 80% Seattle comp. that would make it much more enticing to move there given free healthcare once you retire
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Amazon flyingML
      More companies need to move to Vancouver. Amazon, Apple and Microsoft has improved the salaries but we need G and F as well.
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Wave / Product aNoogler
      G and F seem to be more focused on Eastern Canada - Kitchener-Waterloo for Google and Montreal for FB
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Amazon flyingML
      Fb engineering is in Montreal?
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Wave / Product aNoogler
      They have an AI lab in Montreal
      Jul 17, 2018
  • Oracle Santraadmi
    Canada overall pay is less , very hard to match US comp
    Jul 15, 2018 1
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      That TC is not for US. I work for Amazon Canada.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Amazon flyingML
    220K? Is that your target or including stock appreciation?
    Jul 16, 2018 2
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      Total compensation (base + rsus) for this year.
      Jul 16, 2018
    • New / R&D xiaxiaha
      Hi OP, What's your base?
      Mar 31
  • Microsoft Cela
    Your pay is very high... base salary for SDE 2 at microsoft vancouver is around 100k
    Jul 15, 2018 2
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      Looks like there is a huge difference in Microsoft Canada and US salaries. Satya are you listening?
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng yelloharry
      Cannot complain. Microsoft Vancouver already pays way better than local big companies.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Amazon kTQL31
    Which city are you in OP? And, is that TC in USD or CAD?
    Jul 15, 2018 3
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      Vancouver. It's in CAD. Why would Amazon Canada pay in USD?
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon kTQL31
      It wouldn't obviously. Just wanted to make sure in the case you've adjusted it to cater to the mostly US based crowd on Blind.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      May be it's something people do here. Updated the original post.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Amazon / Other Hotderst
    Working for Amazon and my TC is about $200K in Vancouver. Same role in Amazon Seattle pays about $300k. Same role in other companies in Vancouver pays about $100-150K. Round numbers.
    Jul 17, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Other Hotderst
      I should have said C$ for the Vancouver numbers and US$ for the Seattle number
      Jul 17, 2018
  • New IWrh38
    I was making 165k at one point problem was the place was a sweat shop. I think amazon is the only one to actually pay that much cad. And yeah as a senior dev now I am making around 140k. At a consulting company
    Jul 15, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Other Hotderst
    EA can be pretty high sometimes higher than Amazon. Better culture too
    Jul 15, 2018 0