Compensation

Stop asking for tech company offer numbers! Read this and thank me!

Facebook / Engmoneyface
Dec 12, 2017

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Annoyed by all the repeated questions about offers on Blind, I went to collate the numbers from the posts I see on Reddit and Blind.

I update this list as and when I see compensation discussions on Blind. If you would like to contribute data, please comment and I will update accordingly.

Legend - Base / Stocks (Total over 4 years) / Sign On

Google

- 105/180/22.5 (2016, L3)
- 105/280/58 (2016, L3)
- 105/330/22.5 (2016, L3)
- 110/180/25 (2016, L3)
- 110/270/30 (2016, L3)
- 110/250/20 (2016, L3)
- 110/160/70 (2016, L3)
- 112/180/50 (2016, L3)
- 115/180/50 (2016, L3)
- 140/430/50 (2016, L3)
- 110/90/0 (2017, L3)
- 145/415/100 (2017, L3)
- 120/220/25 (2018, L3)

- 145/270/30 (2017, L4)
- 150/400/30 (2018, L4)
- 155/315/50 (2017, L4)
- 155/650/50 (2017, L4)
- 170/350/50 (2017, L4)
- 170/400/75 (2017, L4)

*Google's target annual bonus is 15%. Vesting is monthly and has no cliff.

Facebook

- 105/120/120 (2016, E3)
- 105/150/75 (2016, E3)
- 105/100/50 (2016, E3)
- 105/240/105 (2016, E3)
- 107/150/75 (2016, E3)
- 110/150/75 (2016, E3)
- 110/235/75 (2016, E3)
- 115/150/75 (2016, E3)
- 110/150/110 (2017, E3)
- 115/160/100 (2017, E3)
- 110/150/65 (2018, E3, MA returning intern)
- 110/160/65 (2018, E3, EE returning intern)
- 110/220/75 (2018, E3, GE returning intern)

- 160/300/70 (2017, E4)
- 145/220/0 (2017, E4)
- 160/300/100 (2017, E4)
- 160/300/100 (2017, E4)
- 150/250/25 (2017, E4)
- 150/250/60 (2017, E4)
- 160/250/100 (2018, E4)

- 170/450/65 (2015, E5)
- 180/600/50 (2016, E5)
- 180/625/50 (2016, E5)
- 170/500/100 (2017, E5)
- 175/450/50 (2017, E5)
- 175/480/75 (2017, E5)
- 190/600/70 (2017, E5)
- 185/600/100 (2017, E5)
- 185/1000/100 (2017, E5)
- 190/500/120 (2017, E5)
- 175/250/0 (2017, E5)
- 200/550/50 (2018, E5)

- 210/1000/100 (2017, E6)

*Facebook's target annual bonus is 10% for E3 and E4. 15% for E5 and 20% for E6. Vesting is quarterly and has no cliff.

LinkedIn

- 125/150/25 (2016, SE)
- 120/150/10 (2016, SE)

- 170/300/30 (2016, Senior SE)
- 140/250/50 (2017, Senior SE)

Apple

- 110/60/40 (2016, ICT2)

- 140/99/8 (2016, ICT3)
- 140/100/20 (2016, ICT3)
- 155/130/65 (2017, ICT3)
- 120/100/21 (2017, ICT3)
- 135/105/20 (2017, ICT3)

- 160/105/30 (2017, ICT4)

Amazon

- 95/52/47 (2016, SDE I)
- 95/53/47 (2016, SDE I)
- 95/53/47 (2016, SDE I)
- 100/70/59 (2016, SDE I)
- 103/65/52 (2016, SDE I)
- 103/65/40 (2016, SDE I)
- 103/65/52 (2016, SDE I)
- 110/200/50 (2016, SDE I)
- 135/70/45 (2016, SDE I)
- 106/60/65 (2017, SDE I)

- 130/88/62 (2016, SDE II)
- 127/94/55 (2017, SDE II)
- 152/115/72 (2017, SDE II)
- 160/160/125 (2017, SDE II)
- 178/175/100 (2017, SDE II)
- 145/120/100 (2018, SDE II)

- 160/320/185 (2018, SDE III)

*Amazon stocks have a 5/15/40/40 vesting schedule and sign on is split almost evenly over the first two years*

Microsoft

- 100/25/25 (2016, SDE)
- 106/120/20 (2016, SDE)
- 106/60/20 (2016, SDE)
- 106/60/10 (2016, SDE)
- 106/60/15 (2016, SDE)
- 106/60/15 (2016, SDE)
- 106/120/15 (2016, SDE)
- 107/90/35 (2016, SDE)
- 107/120/30 (2017, SDE)
- 110/50/20 (2016, SDE)
- 119/25/15 (2017, SDE)

Twitter

- 130/200/20 (2016, SWE1)
- 120/150/18.5 (2016, SWE1)
- 145/125/15 (2017, SWE1)

- 160/600/50 (2017, SWE II)

Uber

- 110/180/0 (2016, L3)
- 110/150/0 (2016, L3)

- 140/590/0 (2017, L4)

Lyft

- 135/260/60 (2017, L3)

- 170/720/20 (2017, L4)
- 152/327/0 (2017, L4)
- 175/480/0 (2017, L4)

Dropbox

- 167/464/10 (2017, IC2)
- 160/250/10 (2017, IC2)
- 160/300/50 (2017, IC2)

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  • Google Noogie
    Can I thank you now instead of later?
    Dec 12, 20170
  • These are so much lower than the offers I've been reading on Blind... 🤔 makes you wonder
    Dec 12, 20170
  • Facebook / Eng
    DickWolf

    FacebookEng

    PRE
    TripAdvisor, Microsoft, IBM
    DickWolfmore
    Facebook E5 190/800/100 2017
    May 26, 20185
    • Apple nzWU51
      Wow, that’s a great offer. Is this for ML role and how many years of experience ?
      May 26, 2018
    • Amazon / EngI)!&£>?jsj
      Wow, awesome offer. Yoe and any tips please
      May 26, 2018
    • Peloton / EngGAJK73
      Is that 800 stock for 4 years? Meaning 200 per year?
      May 27, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      DickWolf

      FacebookEng

      PRE
      TripAdvisor, Microsoft, IBM
      DickWolfmore
      Hey guys
      1. Not an ML role, Android eng, 8 years of experience
      2. Tips - make sure you have good negotiating offers. Uber, Airbnb, Lyft and similar unicorns are your best bet since they offer outrageous shares (even though its air money). Also read “how to not bomb your offer negotiation” part 1 and 2. Super helpful.
      3. Yes 800 is for 4 years, 200 per year.
      May 28, 2018
    • Google / Engecma
      confirming, got similar offer, yet slightly better on base, joining FB
      Sep 25, 2018
  • This comment was deleted by original commenter.

    • Facebook / Engmoneyface
      OP
      Congrats on the great offer!
      Dec 15, 2017
    • AppDynamics / Eng
      aGCk73

      AppDynamicsEng

      PRE
      Juniper Networks
      aGCk73more
      Is this 1000 RSUs over 4 years I.e. 250 RSUs a year ?
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Facebook / EngJohn Doe
      Pretty sure it is. It should follow the format given in the topic
      Dec 20, 2017
    • AppDynamics / Eng
      aGCk73

      AppDynamicsEng

      PRE
      Juniper Networks
      aGCk73more
      Wow 250K worth of RSUs per year. Your TC with bonuses will exceed 500K. Congrats on the offer.
      Dec 21, 2017
  • Diffbot FJWd57
    Got 175/480/0 as L4 at Lyft.
    Dec 13, 20170
  • Apple nzWU51
    Facebook E5: 190/600/100
    May 22, 20181
    • Lyft Lyftsoft
      Wow, what was your apple level? Were you preallocated?
      Jul 22, 2018
  • Microsoft Wpwoisiq
    Hi - i thought amazon base does not exceed 160?
    Dec 12, 20171
    • Facebook / Other
      otpe60

      FacebookOther

      PRE
      Amazon
      otpe60more
      Amazon’s bass cap is higher for Bay Area. It’s at 180 for Bay Area and Seattle is 160.
      Dec 12, 2017
  • Google r0nin
    Thanks for this. Any chance of adding Netflix and Airbnb?
    Dec 13, 20170
  • SoFi ehGL33
    This is awesome. Do you have something similar for PM?
    Dec 13, 20170
  • Paysa al0bar
    There are large ranges by level for each company-depending on skills, experience, competitive environment, etc. just looking at google l3, TC ranges listed here - low is $305 and high is $610. To find out where you should fall in that range, given your unique situation, check paysa. Free. Do yourself a favor.
    Dec 13, 20176
    • Microsoft
      Lololz

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Amazon
      BIO
      Amazon to the country club.
      Lololzmore
      Dang I see the paysa growth team is represented here
      Dec 13, 2017
    • Diffbot FJWd57
      Paysa is active on every forum but there's always threads about how wildly inaccurate the numbers are. Every company I've worked at their numbers are 30-50% off. Small and large orgs.
      Dec 13, 2017
    • Google Noogie
      Paysa is wildly inaccurate. Not just because of the data but also the statistical representation
      Dec 13, 2017
    • Amazon Vacuum
      Paysa was inaccurate by a large margin when I looked up my numbers.
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Couchbase stealthdb
      Even I feel Paysa is highly inaccurate.. I guess paysa would be in demand only when everyone feels they are earning less (nobody would see paysa if they were happy with their earnings 😊)., hence they seem to manipulate the numbers and show them higher
      Dec 16, 2017
    • Amazon Vacuum
      No actually they showed that I was earning more than I should. I people with similar years of experience to me earning more. In face I think my pay is average for my role / level.
      Dec 16, 2017
  • Facebook / Eng
    dx

    FacebookEng

    PRE
    Amazon
    dxmore
    L4 Uber: $155k base / 480k RSUs over 4 years / 55k refresher over 3 yrs / 15k annual cash bonus / 50k cash signing bonus
    Oct 19, 20181
    • Informatica / EngTC<200k
      How many yoe and which company?
      Dec 27, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng
    yomi

    FacebookEng

    PRE
    Apple
    yomimore
    Heard 175/450/50 E5 on FB
    Dec 13, 20170
  • Apple / Eng
    bender-😒

    AppleEng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    bender-😒more
    Blind needs to have sticky threads. I nominate this one.
    Dec 13, 20170
  • SoFi ehGL33
    Hey OP, can we add Product Management numbers to this post? Pretty please?
    Dec 20, 20172
    • Facebook / EngJohn Doe
      Not enough data on Blind to warrant that. Sorry
      Dec 20, 2017
    • SmartZip Asdf-lkjh
      Hi ehGL33 any luck in PM numbers?
      May 26, 2018
  • Amazon / EngPrep@ring
    Why does Apple pay less when compared to others? It's is no way near to FB, Amazon Uber or Google. They are supposed to have the largest cash reserve amongst the others. And with the recent news about its rank dropping in best workplaces, shouldn't they start considering to keep the employees happy?
    Dec 15, 20172
    • Facebook Sona
      I’m pretty sure they pay quite well to retain employees, but they don’t give great initial offers
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Apple / Eng
      Kooc mit

      AppleEng

      PRE
      Tesla Motors, General Motors, Sony, Northrop Grumman
      Kooc mitmore
      Initial offers for ict2 are also hourly
      Oct 5, 2018
  • Apple HCYV82
    OP, you are awesome
    Jan 12, 20180
  • Facebook Loofpwppq
    Legend
    Dec 12, 20170
  • GlobalLogic Hopper13
    Thanks
    Dec 12, 20170
  • Apple jail45
    My Google HW offer is: 134 base, 450k stocks, 10k sign-on; Tesla offer is: 145k base, 250k stocks, 10k sign-on
    Feb 8, 20186
    • Facebook / Engfmlpls
      What's HW?
      Feb 9, 2018
    • New / Eng
      hiskyliu

      NewEng

      PRE
      Electronic Arts
      hiskyliumore
      Hardware Eng
      Feb 9, 2018
    • Amazon x-factor
      Level? Year of exp?
      Feb 9, 2018
    • Apple jail45
      L4, 4.5 yrs exp
      Feb 9, 2018
    • Qualcomm / Eng
      timbenle

      QualcommEng

      PRE
      Intel
      BIO
      ASIC
      timbenlemore
      is this ASIC/sillicon or hardware board level
      Mar 11, 2018
    • Marvell 59nowm123
      .
      Apr 24, 2018
  • Google / Eng
    ulro22

    GoogleEng

    PRE
    Palantir
    ulro22more
    FB e5 2016 180/600/50
    Jan 7, 20184
    • Facebook / EngJohn Doe
      Why are you at Google...
      Jan 7, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Engjob hunter
      600 RSU was the initial offer or the current value?
      Jan 7, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      ulro22

      GoogleEng

      PRE
      Palantir
      ulro22more
      Initial offer. I negotiated hard. Google’s offer was better by a small margin
      Jan 9, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Engjob hunter
      That’s roughly 360k TC (excluding sign on). Impressive! That is high end for e5?
      Jan 9, 2018
  • Google / EngFakebook
    Google, 2017, 110/108/25
    May 11, 20181
    • Google / EngFakebook
      L3 fresh grad
      May 11, 2018
  • Amazon / EngAoK
    Amazon fresh grad (undergrad returning intern) offer from this October:

    106base, 60signing bonus, 65stock
    Dec 13, 20170
  • Synopsys / Eng
    dhinchak

    SynopsysEng

    PRE
    Oracle, Mentor Graphics
    BIO
    Phd. Comp engg. 10 years work exp.
    dhinchakmore
    My Google offer (2017).

    L4 SWE: 170/400/75.

    I don't know formula to calculate TC from the above.
    Jan 11, 20184
    • Facebook / Engent
      Added!
      Jan 11, 2018
    • Amazon Nkbf63
      CA or WA?
      Jan 11, 2018
    • Synopsys / Eng
      dhinchak

      SynopsysEng

      PRE
      Oracle, Mentor Graphics
      BIO
      Phd. Comp engg. 10 years work exp.
      dhinchakmore
      CA
      Jan 11, 2018
    • Intel RunnerUp
      What was your yoe?
      Sep 10, 2018
  • Snapchat / EngSnapdog
    Snap: L4 senior: 180/800k to 1Mil/20-40
    Dec 13, 20174
    • Google / Eng
      ulro22

      GoogleEng

      PRE
      Palantir
      ulro22more
      Is l4 similar to goog/fb l4?
      Dec 14, 2017
    • Snapchat / EngSnapdog
      Equivalent of L5/E5
      Dec 14, 2017
    • Microsoft C5axDuT
      Do you know for L3?
      Jan 6, 2018
    • Palantir / Eng
      dontmindme

      PalantirEng

      BIO
      I said don't mind me; why you lookie? ;)
      dontmindmemore
      Oh right, snap starts with L1?
      Apr 23, 2018
  • LinkedIn / Engjob hunter
    My LinkedIn offer (2016):

    Senior SWE - 170/300/30
    Dec 16, 20173
    • Amazon / Engwja&$77
      Wow, congrats on that. How many years of experience did you have then?
      Dec 16, 2017
    • LinkedIn / Engjob hunter
      5
      Dec 16, 2017
    • Amazon / Engwja&$77
      Can you PM me? Need some guidance with preparation. I don’t have private chats left for this month.
      Dec 16, 2017
  • Microsoft Jaded
    Is it just me or are these numbers super bloated? My offer is nowhere near this
    Jun 8, 20181
    • Capital One Drake
      Wondering this too. Is this like from the creme of the crop negotiators? Because wow, it's high.
      Jun 8, 2018
  • Intel goodnight!
    Thank you so much OP. Keep this alive.

    It’s 2019 and still I find it useful. Appreciate your effort.
    Jan 140
  • Amazon L5 160/150/180
    May 22, 20180
  • Microsoft gisE72
    Google PM L4 140/280/20
    May 8, 20180
  • Adaptive Insights Yahoo!!
    Wow!
    Apr 5, 20180
  • Microsoft
    Lololz

    Microsoft

    PRE
    Amazon
    BIO
    Amazon to the country club.
    Lololzmore
    Microsoft new grad return intern

    59 107/120/30 some of the strange things that are not captured are year end bonuses, e.g., Amazon doesn’t do them and year end is ~10-20% of base
    Dec 13, 20170
  • Uber CoolStory
    Anecdotal
    Dec 13, 20170
  • New / Eng
    csonline

    NewEng

    PRE
    Schlumberger Limited, shell
    csonlinemore
    Uber - 160/660/0 L5 2018
    Apr 15, 20189
    • Amazon / Eng&/$!,’do!.
      Congrats! How many yoe?
      Apr 15, 2018
    • New / Eng
      csonline

      NewEng

      PRE
      Schlumberger Limited, shell
      csonlinemore
      6 years + MS in CS
      Apr 18, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng00000001
      Any tips for cracking Uber? Typical leetcode and design? I have same yoe and looking to crack L5
      Apr 18, 2018
    • New / Eng
      csonline

      NewEng

      PRE
      Schlumberger Limited, shell
      csonlinemore
      Leetcode helps with the remote round and a few onsite ones but the main differentiator between L5 and L4 offer is in system design. Invest a lot in system design courses as well as understanding real life designs from your current work
      Apr 18, 2018
    • Nutanix cJxP43
      How many system design did you have? I had 2 coding+1 system+2 behavioral. I received eng2 offer while I was expecting sr.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng135790
      How many yoe? You could ask for an additional design round. Heard that’s an option with companies.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Nutanix cJxP43
      I have 5+ years in India as FE eng and 2 years here as BE eng. In case I do not perform well in additional round, not sure if they will revoke my current offer.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng135790
      I don’t think they’ll revoke. Folks from Uber can better answer to that. You can discuss this with recruiter as well.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • New / Eng
      csonline

      NewEng

      PRE
      Schlumberger Limited, shell
      csonlinemore
      Talk to the recruiter and/or hiring manager. Haven’t heard of an additional interview round yet but I could be wrong. I had 2 coding, 3 system design and 1 behavioral rounds onsite.
      May 4, 2018
  • Microsoft biddut
    My E5 offer: 180/440/70
    Dec 16, 20174
    • Amazon / EngPrep@ring
      Hey, can you PM me? Have a couple of doubts.
      Dec 16, 2017
    • Facebook / EngFacebooker
      Is this for FB or Microsoft? How does E5 map to Microsoft?
      Dec 16, 2017
    • Microsoft biddut
      FB.

      FB pays a lot more than MSFT for same level. I am joining in Jan (Jan 16th bootcamp)

      I am Senior/L63 and also had Google offer, but going with FB. I was making $220k TC at MSFT.

      I don’t know about level mapping. I can only tell that after working at FB as E5 and if E5/L5 maps to L63, or did I just get lucky.
      Dec 16, 2017
    • Salesforce rcno01
      What was your Google offer and the level they offered ?
      Dec 16, 2017
  • Salesforce GfxE-GE_y
    Thanks! What about L6/ICT5/SW3 offers?
    Dec 13, 20172
    • Facebook / Engmoneyface
      OP
      Not enough data found on Blind...
      Dec 13, 2017
    • Google jdbfjdjjdj
      There is lot.. are you one of recruiters?
      Dec 13, 2017
  • IBM Spar007
    IBM New grad: 120 base+ 15 sign on, Littleton MA
    Microsoft New grad: 109 + 120+ 20, Redmond WA
    Jan 141
    • Intel goodnight!
      120k really ? Care to share which position ? 3 years before I got offer from ibm littleton for swe and had been offered 89k base.

      Did you had previous exp? Or negotiated hard?
      Jan 15
  • Qualcomm / Eng
    timbenle

    QualcommEng

    PRE
    Intel
    BIO
    ASIC
    timbenlemore
    this
    Mar 11, 20181
    • Qualcomm / Eng
      timbenle

      QualcommEng

      PRE
      Intel
      BIO
      ASIC
      timbenlemore
      thanks
      Mar 11, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    amazoni@n

    AmazonEng

    PRE
    Deloitte, Accenture
    BIO
    L5 TAM
    amazoni@nmore
    Please do TAMS and TPMs, as well as PMs.
    Jan 10, 20181
    • Facebook / Engent
      You can start another thread for that
      Jan 10, 2018
  • Credit Karma CKKK
    Some of these base numbers seem low (Bay Area), where are they from?
    Dec 12, 20171
    • Facebook / Engmoneyface
      OP
      Many of them are fresh grad numbers
      Dec 13, 2017
  • Athenahealth / Enganon2040
    Can you please add yoe for levels ?
    Aug 27, 20180
  • Dude, that’s lot of work! Thank you
    May 8, 20180
  • PayPal Chipcode
    Great! Thanks!
    Apr 5, 20180
  • Qualcomm / Eng
    timbenle

    QualcommEng

    PRE
    Intel
    BIO
    ASIC
    timbenlemore
    thanks
    Apr 5, 20180
  • Cadence Neymar
    Thanks!
    Apr 5, 20180
  • Amazon amazin
    Wow, thanks moneyface
    Dec 13, 20170
  • Uber trouble^2
    This is accurate
    Dec 13, 20170
  • Facebook newgrad
    Thanks!
    Dec 12, 20170
  • Amazon / Engmsfalg
    Great!
    You should add city too. As comp varies geo to geo.
    SDE2 vancouver Canada
    120k/85RSU/50k
    May 27, 20187
    • Amazon / EngI)!&£>?jsj
      Did you move to Canada with this TC or you from Canada originally?
      May 27, 2018
    • Amazon / Engmsfalg
      Moved
      May 27, 2018
    • Amazon / EngI)!&£>?jsj
      Internal transfer?
      May 27, 2018
    • Amazon / Engmsfalg
      Nope, international move, new hire.
      Is it low in your opinion?
      May 28, 2018
    • Amazon / EngI)!&£>?jsj
      I think it’s a good offer. I’ve heard it’s considerably low compared to US numbers.
      May 28, 2018
    • Amazon / EngI)!&£>?jsj
      Can I PM you? I’m also looking for international move.
      May 28, 2018
    • Amazon / Engmsfalg
      Sure
      May 29, 2018
  • Capital One Drake
    I'm totally a noob, but if sign on is 50 does that mean in $5000?
    May 26, 20185
    • 50,000
      May 26, 2018
    • Capital One Drake
      For sign on bonus?!
      May 26, 2018
    • Juniper BSDK_MC
      Yes.
      May 27, 2018
    • Capital One Drake
      So an entry or mid (2 - 3 years experience) level employee would be getting this much for sign on?
      May 27, 2018
    • Microsoft Losid
      yes,Facebook pay up to 100,000depending on competing offer and your negotiation skills
      Jul 2, 2018
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    • Amazon / EngTrigger
      Wow, congrats! Years of experience?
      Jan 19, 2018
    • LinkedIn msghkd
      90k sign on ???
      Jan 19, 2018
    • LinkedIn msghkd
      so ur first year TC is 384 which is unbelievable for senior !! even for many Staffs
      Jan 19, 2018
    • LinkedIn msghkd
      if tis s true.. Congrats good for u.
      Jan 19, 2018

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