Highest paying jobs in software market right now?

Feb 25, 2019 48 Comments

Google, Microsoft and Amazon are all same. Almost same salary, same hikes. What companies to work for so that I can retire very early.

Currently SDE2 at Microsoft in India. Ex- Amazon SDE-2. TC: 35lpa fixed take home.


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TOP 48 Comments
  • Lyft trex102
    Lol, Google in the same bucket as. MS and Amzn ? Definitely not in the usa
    Feb 25, 2019 14
    • Microsoft / Eng MissingNo.
      For new grads at least MS is competitive and better than Amazon and can be better than Google Seattle (but not long term because crap refreshers )
      I got 110k base 150k/3.5yr stock and 50k sign on. For the Seattle area I think it's competitive. They do give low ball offers to people as well though.
      Feb 25, 2019
    • Facebook / Eng this.sucks
      Lol I was comparing Bay area pay for both. Look at amazonians defending
      Feb 25, 2019
  • Microsoft Salya
    Kissing the right ass
    Feb 25, 2019 1
    • Pegasystems PegaPower
      Been kissing the left one this whole time
      Feb 25, 2019
  • Microsoft and Amazon underpay in India, if you're looking at absolute top of market pay.

    I moved from one of M/A to Apple. Had counter offers from Uber, Indeed.

    Each of Apple, Uber, Indeed were paying ~ 55-60 lacs TC, (base ~40 lacs, stocks ~10-15 lacs/year, 15% target bonus). And I'm not even accounting the 5-8 lacs sign on bonus.

    Not to mention the absolute shit refreshers at Microsoft and Amazon. Target refresh at SDE2 in Uber and Apple are more than target refresh for L64 in Microsoft.

    Yoe - 6
    Feb 25, 2019 11
  • There are hedge funds and prop shops that pay more than tech, if you can ignore your “tech is second-class” fears. Jane Street, Two Sigma, HRT, Jump, DE Shaw
    Feb 25, 2019 7
    • I got 70% jump when moved out, I was top performer joined as grad
      Feb 25, 2019
    • Morgan Stanley Imagen
      What's your old/current TC? Getting close to 145k as App Support myself
      Feb 25, 2019
  • Netflix enjoylyfe
    Feb 25, 2019 2
    • Flipkart Csfbbgf
      Curious, does netflix hires SDE with 2 yoe? I heard that it only hires Senior SWE's having good experience.
      Feb 25, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng ifiji
      They only hire people that meet their bar as a "senior," regardless of experience. The functional min is probably 3 years though, and they prefer 5.
      Feb 25, 2019
  • Microsoft


    Startups like Rubrik , Nutanix and Uber can pay you more . Have heard upwards of 60L TC in these . BTW 35L Base in Microsoft is very good . What's your YOE ?
    Feb 25, 2019 1
  • Expedia / Eng anony🐭
    Feb 25, 2019 3
  • Mode DvVM00
    Feb 25, 2019 0
  • Yoe and level?
    Feb 25, 2019 0


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