Google Hardware Salary Range

May 11, 2018 23 Comments

About to get L4 offer next week. Compensation is being worked out. This is Digital Design role and I have about 9 years experience. Currently make about 165K TC

I read a blind thread about Google salaries in general and it looks like the numbers are all SW related jobs. There is a distribution listed which gives a pretty good idea. Wondering if anyone has something similar for hardware roles at Google

What can I expect the L4 breakdown to be?
I have competing offer from 2 companies and the highest TC among the two is 225K. About 170 base, 15% bonus and 120k/4 in RSU

I am also interviewing with FB (Oculus) for a similar role. If there is a competing offer from FB, how much more can I negotiate?


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TOP 23 Comments
  • Intel SoC
    Finally ended up with 265k total comp and 30k sign on
    May 19, 2018 5
    • Intel SoC
      Yes they beat it by a bit
      May 21, 2018
    • New / Consultant

      New Consultant

      13+ yrs Electrical and Electronic Engineering. R&D, Product design/verification/validation, DFM, MFG, Test Engineering, Circuit and PCBA design, Consulting.
      @SoC Its been a few months so how is your gig at Google?
      Sep 21, 2018
  • Intel SoC
    Just got an offer for L4 HWE with 11 yrs experience: 129k base, 15% bonus and 130k/4 stocks. I almost laughed and told the recruiter that it is insulting that Google will even make this kind of offer. Granted that I haven’t discussed my other offers yet but I thought the initial offer from Google would be strong and now I have a bitter taste in my mouth.

    I have 2 more offers and the lowest of them is 30% more than this rubbish
    May 14, 2018 3
    • Intel SoC
      Current is about 185 TC
      Other 2 are 230 and 250
      May 14, 2018
    • Apple Dootamks
      Which companies offered you the 230 and 250? 250 is pretty good
      May 14, 2018
  • Apple / Other ttyy
    Interested in knowing
    May 11, 2018 0
  • Google / Product 🚶🏼‍♂️🤙G
    L4 with 9yrs exp?? Bid that shit up and ask for a leveling interview, blow it out of the water and go for L5.
    May 11, 2018 2
    • OP
      I just heard this and was told by several friends that HC tends to be conservative on leveling. Have some offers expiring next week so I don’t know how much time I have for this. Besides the oculus Interview is also going to be scheduled
      May 11, 2018
    • Google / Product J9nR
      Show them the competing offer!
      May 13, 2018
  • Intel ruffntuff
    can someone tell me what's the expected range for L3?
    Jul 25, 2018 0
  • SK hynix / Eng Memory Sol
    Hardware won't pay as high as software. 225k is realistically about as high as it will go, unless your stock skyrocket after you join.
    May 11, 2018 0
  • Intel 152
    Did you get an offer from oculus?
    May 30, 2018 2
    • Intel SoC
      I got an offer but chose Google
      Jun 30, 2018
    • SK hynix / Eng Memory Sol
      What is Oculus offer like?
      Jul 25, 2018
  • Zyzyxtech Xyzyz
    Wow, Google pays low. Good to know, will cross that off my list.
    Aug 15, 2019 0
  • Intel 85j
    @SoC that is impressive. This is RTL front end development role ? 265k is great ... congratulations
    Jul 14, 2018 0
  • Amazon Itsmeeee
    Jun 30, 2018 0


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