Who pays the best today? Can Uber match MSFT salary?

Microsoft Jshshdj
Aug 8, 2018 41 Comments

I make 220K base, 90K cash bonus, 200K stock award as a Senior Director in engg prod dev at msft in Seattle.

Can any other company beat this? Getting solicited by Uber for SF equivalent role but really doubt they can match pay after factoring in higher cost of living.

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  • Facebook / Eng unicorn-
    Both FB and Google will beat this by a mile if you are good
    Aug 8, 2018 5
    • Microsoft Jshshdj
      OP
      Only FB and GOOG or NFLX? How about Uber or Amzn?
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Facebook public
      Msft is the lowest paying tech company out there. Interview and prepared to have your socks knocked off when you join the market.
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Uber g2kl9
      There are 5a making 230k base at Uber, so it depends on how much you value Uber stock in general but if you're good Uber will have no problem matching
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Microsoft Jshshdj
      OP
      What's 5a?
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Uber g2kl9
      Sr swe
      Aug 8, 2018
  • Microsoft
    AaiChaGho

    Microsoft

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    AaiChaGhomore
    Anyone can beat MS.
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Jshshdj
    OP
    L67
    Aug 8, 2018 7
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      Wait. You went from 59/60 to 67 in just 11 years? Man that's impressive
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Microsoft Jshshdj
      OP
      I know many ppl who have done it faster. Was 10 years for 59-67 for me
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      Impressive man, real impressive
      Aug 8, 2018
    • New / Eng JutaJapani
      Take a bow. 🙇🙏🏻
      Aug 10, 2018
    • Microsoft Jshshdj
      OP
      I am not exactly humble but many have done it faster and there’s downsides. Fewer jobs at that level if one looks for a change...
      Aug 10, 2018
  • Microsoft TaroBaap
    Sir/Madam - You've been at Microsoft for too long to even ask this.
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng sde3
    510k tc for sr director? I'm sure fang can beat that easily, even at manager level. Sr director tc should be mil+++
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • Uber / Eng Goody
    Troll post...
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    PitChai

    Amazon Eng

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    Earth Index, Heavenly Couture
    PitChaimore
    Such cluelessness from a Sr. Director.
    Aug 8, 2018 1
    • Oracle / Eng otLQ15
      Damn glad I rejected all MS offers, every time I’m looking for a change I start with MS to warm up, always get an offer then reject
      Aug 8, 2018
  • Facebook public
    Literally every company will beat msft by a huge margin. They haven't paid market for almost 2 decades.
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • Oracle 38
    This is what happens when all you know is c#.
    Aug 8, 2018 5
    • Microsoft
      AaiChaGho

      Microsoft

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      AaiChaGhomore
      38, what level you at? I saw your TC in another post. Well done sir!
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Oracle 38
      At oracle? Ic4.
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Oracle 38
      I was on the only c# boat and was content with my 130k. Boy, I should have ditched ms sooner.
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Microsoft
      AaiChaGho

      Microsoft

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      AaiChaGhomore
      Were you a 63 when you jumped ships?
      Aug 8, 2018
    • Oracle 38
      61.
      Aug 8, 2018
  • LinkedIn irs
    Is 200k stock over 4 years?
    Aug 8, 2018 2
    • Microsoft Jshshdj
      OP
      Yes, 200K is what's awarded in a year and vests over 4 years, every 6 months I believe
      Aug 8, 2018
    • LinkedIn Randnum
      Aha! Now that sounds more like Microsoft.
      Aug 8, 2018
  • Oracle / Eng otLQ15
    Hey, Oracle can beat that even if you are a dev.
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • Google 🐦🆙 `
    yes, they can pay you enough.
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • Uber RFJy23
    If you consider that Uber’s stock will have some X factor in the next few years, you’ll probably make more at Uber and get more opportunity to shape the org.

    If the IPO valuation is 100B[1] thats significant depending on your offer timing. Yearly refreshes will be adding new equity as well. For a senior director you’re going to be getting way more than an IC Eng so I can’t say it’s better for sure. Not sure about SF vs Seattle though or leveling.

    1. https://files.pitchbook.com/website/files/pdf/3Q_2018_Morningstar-PitchBook_Uber_May_Pick_Up_Investors_Along_With_Riders_In_Its_IPO.pdf
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • HAECO Americas / Eng
    kGRW38

    HAECO Americas Eng

    BIO
    My first “job” , Interior mods on commercial aircraft. Working on coding skills to hopefully transition to a computer science related career
    kGRW38more
    11 years experience. Over 300k per year. Howww
    Aug 8, 2018 2
    • Google / Eng wagon
      You must be new to blind. Kids with 2yoe can pull that much out here.
      Aug 8, 2018
    • HAECO Americas / Eng
      kGRW38

      HAECO Americas Eng

      BIO
      My first “job” , Interior mods on commercial aircraft. Working on coding skills to hopefully transition to a computer science related career
      kGRW38more
      I’m still not used to it lol.
      With a comp sci degree in CA, I’m sure that’s a norm.

      I’m at 2 yoe rn, living in NC tho. Very low cost of living. I gotta jump on the tech company bandwagon.
      Aug 8, 2018
  • Microsoft Candi
    If you are a PM then you will not be paid the same as engineering in other companies and so fb or goog might not be able to match unless you join at a higher level than what matches your current level
    Aug 8, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Jshshdj
      OP
      I am a dev manager, but weird about PMs being paid less. Never heard that before.
      Aug 8, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng ❤️meformy
    As a current L5 SDE with 3 yoe, how do you get to being a director?
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft dYoL30
    Likely 67.
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • New / Eng JutaJapani
    What’s your level? 66?
    Aug 8, 2018 0