Amazon SDE TC ranges for Seattle - Megathread.

Jun 1, 2018 14 Comments

I have seen similar post for Google, thought I will share some insight into Amazon compensation for SDE in Seattle.

Amazon offer structure
Base, Stock(5% 1st year, 15% 2nd year, 40% 3rd year and 40% 4th year) and joining bonus for first 2years (to cover your delayed stockvest).

These are target ranges, not stock vests(which is inflating current tc)

Tc ranges - 1%ile , 25%ile ,50 %ile , 75%ile and 99%ile

Sde-1 (L4) - 105k, 115k, 130k, 145k, 170k.

Sde-2 (L5) - 155k, 168k, 185k, 215k, 245k

Sde-3(Sr) (L6) - 230k, 250k, 280k, 320k, 355k

Principal Sde(l7) - 330k , 350k, 390k, 440k, 530k. (Updated after couple of comments and DMs)

Sr. Principal (l8) and Distinguished Engineer not many data points

I am currently Sde3 - target TC 275k.
Hope this helps.


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TOP 14 Comments
  • Amazon okapi
    Stock vest is 5,15,40,40, not 5,5,45,45 ... also L7 SDE numbers look off.
    Jun 1, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng yeehaaaw
      Thanks, yeah corrected the vest ranges.
      Jun 1, 2018
  • Adobe EHdM03
    Do you have similar details for SDM
    Jun 1, 2018 0
  • Amazon Shaktiman!
    For sde2 seattle target is 175-222
    Jun 2, 2018 5
    • Amazon Shaktiman!
      It was told by my manager during review. My actual total comp is around $295k
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Amazon DwgtSchrte
      What is the range of TC for sde3? I have heard it is 245-340k. Is that accurate?
      Jun 4, 2018
  • New / Eng

    New Eng

    Do you know if the same ranges apply for Solutions Architect type roles?
    Jun 2, 2018 1
    • Amazon


      Only from L6 and above Specialist SA... L4 and L5 SA generally makes 20-30% less
      Jun 2, 2018
  • Zulily Ant man
    How do you have this info? What’s your role at Amazon?
    Jun 2, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng while(😪)☕
      He said he's an SDE III.

      I would imagine it's just compiling data that people have posted on comp surveys and on places like
      Jun 2, 2018
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    • Amazon / Eng yeehaaaw
      Seems to be in target. But again the sample size for PE is still limited. You are righ though top %iles >75 could be higher.
      Jun 1, 2018


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