Compensation for L65(M)/L5(G)/L6(A) in India

Sep 28, 2018 74 Comments

Looking to relocate back to India and wanted to know what the base, bonus (yearly as well as joining) and stock(yearly as well as joining) ranges for the following positions in India, so as to help get an idea before I approach the teams and interview. No offers yet.

1. Microsoft L65
2. Google L5
3. Amazon L6
4. Any other for an equivalent level.

Current TC: ~240K, 15 YOE (please don’t judge)

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    • Microsoft / Eng MicroTella
      OP
      Very constructive. Thanks!!
      Sep 28, 2018
    • Microsoft Fbsucks
      Mkakga, the cow wants you to lick its ***.
      Sep 30, 2018
  • Cisco togo
    Man, India salaries are higher than EU, Uk, Australia and Canada.

    And life is cheaper too. Wtf just happened in the last few years?
    Sep 28, 2018 6
    • Cisco togo
      Xiaomi is not counterfeit. It's almost on par with pixel. I don't want to spend 70k on a phone worth 10k.

      You are overrating what you get for the remainder 60L in the US. Mandatory expenses in US are far too high. It's great as a single non home owning person but if you have a house, car, 10s of insurance premiums, all worth 30-40L a year. People end up saving only 10-20L fir a similar carefree lifestyle. Sure you can save more by living 2 hours away from fun places.

      But if you want to live in an equivalent of Bandra or Koramangala or Gurgaon, you're fucked here.
      Sep 29, 2018
    • 10k or 70k on phone is a matter of personal preference. I have no argument on that. You wanna buy Xiaomi, be my guest. Your argument are based on the premise that I'm comparing it with US. Who said I'm talking about US ?

      Also living is not a balance sheet. Earnings, expenditure and savings. I'm primarily comparing the life styles, meaning day to day life.

      FYI I've lived in EU and US and would choose EU any given day, even for a pay cut !
      Sep 29, 2018
  • Google / Eng CrypticStr
    👍🏻 - thenga
    Sep 28, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng MicroTella
      OP
      Ok. This one actually made me smile.
      Sep 28, 2018
  • Adobe cQKG54
    I believe it has come to a point where if you are earning more than 75 lac in India, does not make a lot of sense to move to even Bay Area to save more.
    Sep 28, 2018 10
    • Adobe cQKG54
      Agreed. But given an option would people earning 300k in US return to NCR for 75 lac?
      Sep 30, 2018
    • Salesforce oRuI04
      I am making 450k and I am ready to return for better quality of life. Yes
      Apr 13, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng nsnbshshsh
    1.5 Cr possible. You can try in startups like swiggy, Rubrik, Cohesity.

    Atlassian is also hiring in Bangalore and paying up to 2Cr for this experience.
    Sep 28, 2018 8
    • Cohesity fRCK27
      Nope Rubrik/cohesity won't pay that much hard cash
      Dec 16, 2018
    • Google / Mgmt Riker
      ^ Guy/gal from cohesity replied - I believe that more than @smsn sns.
      Dec 16, 2018
  • Athenahealth !_!_
    Man what are we doing here
    Sep 28, 2018 1
    • Microsoft JohnSnow🐲
      Waiting for h1 extension denial.
      Sep 28, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng vanc?
    Amazon India pays 80 lakhs (50 base + 30 stocks) for newly promoted SDE3s. External hire can bargain for more.
    Sep 28, 2018 5
    • Amazon / Eng vanc?
      Office expenses are not included, my friend is with Amazon for 6 year
      Sep 28, 2018
    • Amazon 123raj
      Agree vanc seems to quote true numbers
      Sep 28, 2018
  • Google s89
    A friend of mine who returned to india is currently working in msft with TC 60lakhs. 12 yoe. Thats the only data point i have.
    Sep 28, 2018 4
    • Microsoft / Eng MicroTella
      OP
      Do you know what level he is at?
      Sep 28, 2018
    • Don't remember it .. it was certainly 10+
      Sep 29, 2018
  • Adobe cQKG54
    Altassian does not pay this high. Don't think they easily pay 300 k in US. Do you think Swiggy can pay 80-90 lac cash.
    Sep 28, 2018 3
    • Adobe cQKG54
      And how much are those guys being paid in altassian and swiggy.
      Sep 28, 2018
    • Amazon iceman7
      @cQKG54 from personal experience with Indian startups - yes they can pay that much. That being said don't expect anything culture wise
      Oct 1, 2019
  • Amazon qwerty0983
    Friend has a L5G offer at around 90 for PM
    Oct 11, 2019 2
    • Adobe adobebest
      How many yoe? Do you know the breakup?
      Oct 26, 2019
    • Amazon qwerty0983
      7 YOE but has a top tier MBA. About half base pay rest in stock and cash bonus
      Oct 26, 2019

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