Companies Paying 300k+ For Senior SWE

Dec 12, 2019 319 Comments

Lots of posts online say "competitive pay" but then you find out it's 100k + 0.01% equity in SF.

Please contribute senior roles (at least partially overlaps with Google L5 or Facebook E5) in the following format:

Company / Level / TC (not counting stock appreciation, since this is for people looking for jobs) / Source (levels.fyi, link, or "personal")

If this list is popular, I'll keep it updated.

400k+
Adobe / 5.5 / 455k / levels.fyi
Airbnb / L5 / 444k / levels.fyi
LinkedIn / Staff / 429k / levels.fyi
Lyft / T5 / 421k / levels.fyi
Netflix / Senior / 454k / levels.fyi
Pinterest / L5 / 498k / levels.fyi
Slack / G05 / 470k? / levels.fyi
Snap / L4 / 402k / levels.fyi
Splunk / P4 / 425k / levels.fyi
Stripe / L3 / 421k / levels.fyi
Tesla / P4 / 407k / levels.fyi

300k+
Google / L5 / 350k / levels.fyi
Facebook / E5 / 365k / levels.fyi
Apple / ICT4 / 312k / levels.fyi
Amazon / L6 / 308k / levels.fyi
Cloudera / IC4 / 332k / levels.fyi
Cisco / TL2 / 331k / levels.fyi
Databricks / L5 / 360k / Personal (1)
Docusign / P5 / 320k / Personal (1)
Doordash / E5 / 305k / levels.fyi
Dropbox / IC3 / 342k / levels.fyi
Instacart / Senior / 303k / levels.fyi
Nvidia / IC5 / 302k / levels.fyi
Qualtrics / L5 / 302k / levels.fyi
Roku / Level 4 / 300-450k / Personal (1)
Rubrik / L5 / 370k? / levels.fyi
Square / L6 / 335k / levels.fyi
Tableau / Senior / 321k / levels.fyi
Twitter / L6 / 325k / levels.fyi
Two Sigma / L4 / 399k / levels.fyi
Uber / 5a / 364k / levels.fyi
VMWare / Staff 2 / 332k / levels.fyi
Workday / P5 / 353k / levels.fyi
Zillow / P5 / 323k / levels.fyi

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About suggestions:

Thanks for the suggestions eveyone. Popular suggestions:

- Indicate work life balance
- Adjust for cost of living; Non-SF TC
- Make leveling more consistent (Added TODO)
- List for different seniority / different role

The main challenges here are:

- finding the data
- presenting it in a summarized way

Let me know if you can think of a way to solve either of these problems.

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TOP 319 Comments
  • AMD QVgF00
    If you are going to do this can you please normalize for cost of living? Thanks. Those 400k+ people in Silicon Valley quickly become 150k people in most other places. I bet my standard of living is equivalent to theirs and I make half that.
    Dec 13, 2019 25
    • AMD you just have to accept that you are saving and making much less than your peers in the bay area. 400k in the bay is not 150k in TX lmao.
      Dec 16, 2019
    • Facebook / Other
      lovethez

      Facebook Other

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      lovethezmore
      You can earn in CA and retire in TX with 10M, best of both worlds
      Dec 16, 2019
  • This is great! We really need a similar list for PM’s as well!
    Dec 13, 2019 4
    • Amazon gyderhj
      What he says is definitely true of the MBA PMs at Amazon
      Dec 14, 2019
    • LinkedIn aaavp
      Uber you should start the PM list right now. Carpe Diem! ;)
      Dec 14, 2019
  • Microsoft saw1saw
    Friend just got an E5 offer from Facebook Seattle. TC is about $520k.
    OP’s post is too conservative.
    Dec 14, 2019 16
    • Wells Fargo spradhan
      Could you please post ur education details like phd or MS in cs or btech
      Dec 17, 2019
    • Amazon HAzq58
      Wondering if it’s possible for The MS’s friend ask for E6 title without changing the offered TC?
      Dec 22, 2019
  • Salesforce T⚡C
    How about filtering by good WLB?
    Dec 12, 2019 5
    • SAP Rczi57
      How about filtering by Bananas?
      Dec 14, 2019
    • LogRhythm / Eng IeEe58
      WLB consists mostly of the individual and the culture/norms in the workplace. Obviously you can only focus on the latter, so....

      Figure out the KPI’s like, PTO, {m,p}aternity, insurance, WFH feasibility, leave of absence feasibility, etc.

      Even keep it vague at first. Rate red/yellow/green, figure out weighting, and assign one of the 3 colors as the grade.

      Iterate from there..... profit?
      Dec 15, 2019
  • AMD QVgF00
    Isn't this what glassdoor is for?
    Dec 13, 2019 7
    • SAP PXkM70
      When SAP had massive layoffs this year, the Glassdoor page was loaded with negative reviews about senior leadership. Suddenly, they were all gone.
      Dec 15, 2019
    • Reputation.com YNcv08
      If a review mentions a leader/exec by name then they will remove it per their policy.
      Dec 26, 2019
  • eBay WTgQ16
    Is adobe really 400+ ?
    Dec 12, 2019 14
    • Adobe RnBY66
      It might seem that way because our stock price has more than tripled over the last 4 years but the initial grant didn't reflect that increase
      Dec 15, 2019
    • Twitter gygJ10
      Statistics guys ..
      You really need a lot of data points and distributions might vary greatly ..
      Dec 15, 2019
  • Roku, 300-450
    Dec 12, 2019 7
    • Microsoft megamanX
      As an aside Cruella, I absolutely love Roku products... keep up the great work!
      Dec 14, 2019
    • Thanks megamanX. Same here with Microsoft products especially Office 365.
      Dec 14, 2019
  • American Express gandalf$$
    Bookmarked!
    Dec 12, 2019 0
  • Facebook TC Police
    You are doing gods work
    Fb/L6/460k/personal
    Dec 12, 2019 5
    • Twitter / Eng wsbamd
      OP
      Agree that a lot look like staff roles. The way I built the list was seeing if there was any overlap on levels.fyi between the two roles.

      Considering updating to overlap with the midpoint of E5/L5
      Dec 14, 2019
    • Twitter / Eng BigGee
      Promoted to E6 or hired? Feels super low for starting at 6.
      Dec 14, 2019
  • LinkedIn / Eng ineer
    LinkedIn / staff (L5) / 430k / personal. Also thanks to levels.fyi I got this offer
    Dec 14, 2019 7
    • Amazon pecccy
      Which city?
      Dec 16, 2019
    • LinkedIn ineer
      Sunnyvale
      Dec 18, 2019

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