Product Designer 6+YOE salary expectations @ top tech companies?
Currently interviewing at Facebook, Apple, etc and was just asked today. Couldn’t give a good answer and was truthful and said I hadn’t really thought about it yet.
I just realized I’m super underpaid and haven’t the clue how I’m supposed to be paid. Was going to ask for 150 TC but checking levels seems like that’s what I should be asking for base? There’s not as much data on levels for product design and I’m worried the data given are skewed.
I live in Silicon Valley Bay Area. Looking for job here or SF. Targeting big tech firms: apple, Facebook, Netflix, google, Dropbox etc.
Currently I’m lead designer at a very small but relatively known (in certain circles) startup. I manage a small design team (3 of us). I co-founded my own startup prior and helped design and release 2 apps. Company didn’t go anywhere but was on tech news/featured on Apple. Before that I was at a small “unicorn” startup and another super small startup before that. Also have 3 summers of internship experience. But these were more graphic design. Not included in my 6YOE or my resume.
Obviously going to drop down in title from lead. Possibly drop below senior depending on the company.