1.5 to 2 crore annual comp offer achievable in India?

Sep 2, 2019 66 Comments

Planning to apply for a principal PM/Pgm/TPM roles in India and have a question - is 1.5 to 2 cr range realistic to expect? I know for sure that 1+ cr TC is doable (through network) but I am not sure if 2 cr is within the realm of possibility. I almost thought that’s not possible but then I saw few blinders suggesting 1.5-2 cr is something they have heard in their network. I want to move but also don’t want to get low-balled by either the recruiter or worst myself! Would really appreciate if anyone has real factual data points on TC from Amazon (L6/L7), Microsoft(L65+), Flipkart(no idea what level) etc. (TC = Base+Stocks). I have already looked at Blind threads but it seems more of speculations than factual. Also like in the US, are there reliable salary comp sites in India? thx
YoE ~12, TC ~360.

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TOP 66 Comments
  • Microsoft mightlife
    SDEs and data scientists with 10+ yoe are easily getting 1.5+ these days. The max TC I have heard for 10+ recently is 4cr..
    Sep 2, 2019 5
    • Facebook ScrewQuota
      OP
      Thx
      Sep 2, 2019
    • Oracle / Mgmt aiabc
      Will like to know which companies are paying 1.5 cr total comp ? Which location
      Sep 2, 2019
  • Google _fake_
    People have started using blind for day dreaming these days.
    Sep 2, 2019 2
    • Facebook ScrewQuota
      OP
      Actually that’s what the post is about....I myself was in disbelief until I heard anecdotal from 2 folks. Of course they may be exceptions but that’s what I want to verify and not shoot myself in the foot when negotiating.
      Sep 2, 2019
    • Amazon goldfish_
      @fake.. Are you in india?
      The numbers in this threads are reasonable based on 2019 data that I got from people who got in
      Sep 2, 2019
  • Facebook ScrewQuota
    OP
    Yeah, 1 cr is doable. I know for sure based on some posts on Naukri
    Sep 2, 2019 2
    • Oracle halspfje
      For folks with 10+ yr exp?
      Sep 2, 2019
    • Facebook ScrewQuota
      OP
      Not sure about 10 but I remember seeing 12. Check some jobs from Amazon on Naukri. Not sure if Microsoft matches or beats. But the real question is if 1+cr is something they are openly advertising, then what’s the upper range that can still be achieved realistically.
      Sep 2, 2019
  • Amazon goldfish_
    Difficult to get 1.5-2 cr in India. L7 PM/TPM will be less than 1.5 cr but 1+ is possible
    Sep 2, 2019 2
    • Facebook ScrewQuota
      OP
      When you say 1+, is 1.3/1.4 doable? Are you speculating or have heard of real data? Thanks for the response anyway!
      Sep 2, 2019
    • Amazon goldfish_
      I know TC of many SDEs... For extrnal hires, L6 SDEs get 0.9-1.1 cr.. Getting hired as L7 SDE is rare, I have seen only 3 in last one year but no details on exact TC.
      PM/TPM salary differs based on org compared to SDE
      Sep 2, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng Somebdy
    Amazon definitely pays less than 1 Cr for L6/L7. You might get close to 1 Cr for an L7 role but you'd have to be really senior, basically a VP/SVP at a top tier unicorn.
    2 Cr - forget about it.
    Oct 21, 2019 5
    • Amazon / Eng Somebdy
      SDE and SDM TC are generally a band above business and product roles. This thread is filled with people telling TC for a "Tech" role
      Oct 21, 2019
    • Grab pole
      its very common for amazon l6 to be above 1 cr nowadays, just that exp. should be above 8 or so yrs. i know many such cases 8 and 10 and 12 yrs exp.
      Oct 22, 2019
  • Amazon fish#
    Oh.. I heard some people saying that PM get a bit higher than SDEs
    Oct 21, 2019 3
    • Amazon fish#
      Some people in blind are saying that in several threads
      Oct 24, 2019
    • Microsoft / R&D ^^^
      I am yet to meet a pm with higher then mine. :)
      Oct 25, 2019
  • Slack oXxr63
    Definitely possible. I recently interviewed with companies in India
    Flipkart, PayTM, Ola

    TC 1.75-2cr
    YOE - 10 yrs
    Sep 2, 2019 3
    • Oracle / Mgmt aiabc
      Ola and paytm will be heavy on options and paper money if that can be considered ..
      Sep 3, 2019
    • Slack oXxr63
      Yes thats true. But they have good refreshers and have buyback plans for liquidation
      Sep 3, 2019
  • Amazon Grove
    I know a couple of L7 PMTs in India and their total comp is approx 1cr, don’t know the exact comp but +/- 10% from 1cr. Don’t know the break up between base and stocks
    Sep 2, 2019 0
  • Facebook IAmMarkZ
    If your TC is 360, then you’re already making almost 3cr. Don’t quite understand what you’re looking for here.
    Sep 2, 2019 5
    • Facebook ScrewQuota
      OP
      Sure but are there any open reqs there?
      Sep 2, 2019
    • Facebook PKMKB_1
      Dm me for team/org name
      Sep 2, 2019
  • Grab Disss
    I know a friend in Flipkart, at senior EM his base salary was 1 CR, bonus of 20% and stocks more than 50 lacs per year. Here its 1.7+ cr per year.

    1.5 Cr is definetly possible in top 0.5%ile in 10+ years age group.
    Sep 28, 2019 3
    • Grab Disss
      Don't generalise bro. You have only seen EMs who don't do anything.
      Sep 28, 2019
    • In india, most are like that. Based on what I and my friends have seen so far
      Sep 28, 2019

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