What's your take home pay

Jul 18, 2019 673 Comments

For everyone here making the big bucks, what's your take home pay after taxes and 401k?

I live in a low COL area but considering moving back to techtopia.

Edit: My total take home is roughly about 8k a month. But I dump an additional 2k in after tax 401k and contribute to a dependent care account at the tune of about 750 a month. So about 5k hits my bank account

TC: 315k
YOE: 12

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  • New / Mgmt
    griesrt1

    New Mgmt

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    griesrt1more
    Why move? You’re making over 300 in low COL area....
    Jul 18, 2019 14
    • Salesforce sendherbk
      Did you transfer from high COL and hence the higher salary?
      Jul 24, 2019
    • Microsoft dTJQ43
      OP
      I moved from WA and kept my same job. Just told my manager I'm done with WA. Work from home now
      Jul 24, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng isphere
    After maxed 401k, ESPP and overpaid taxes ($10k over last year) taking home $8k monthly.
    Techtopia demands $2k monthly in car loan and $2k in mortgage. Plus putting away $10k/y on property taxes and $1.5k/y on car tags.

    Having fun on the $3k monthly leftovers in San Jose.

    Unless you’re double income which raises the wealth significantly ;)

    TC: $300k.
    Jul 21, 2019 14
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Brazukamore
      Lolololol
      Jul 21, 2019
    • Amazon UltraClout
      You don’t make enough money to spend that on a car.
      Jul 23, 2019
  • Intuit Gmro10
    Salary take home pay is ~$9000/mo. Interest income is about ~$12,000/mo.
    Jul 21, 2019 14
    • Intel Hunting
      REITs?
      Jul 22, 2019
    • Intuit Gmro10
      REITs are usually highly leveraged, so their valuations and dividends are usually feast-or-famine scenarios. I’m personally not a fan, but I know many people who have done well for themselves with this investment class.
      Jul 22, 2019
  • Publicis Sapient Pouv6
    This thread is proof that TC doesn't mean shit.
    Jul 21, 2019 6
    • Red Hat
      exdesiNluv

      Red Hat

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      Google, Intel, Facebook, Apple
      exdesiNluvmore
      Most of this take home is very close, the diff is in RSUs which are more than likely not significant at non-tech firms. Nothing like seeing those $50k chunks of RSUs convert to stock in your investment account above and beyond these take home numbers. So yes TC (and more specifically how your package is structured) does matter.
      Jul 21, 2019
    • Red Hat
      exdesiNluv

      Red Hat

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      Google, Intel, Facebook, Apple
      exdesiNluvmore
      What it proves to me though is that only a significant amount of equity will really get you paid. We’re all still slogging through the rat race just moving a little faster than average.
      Jul 21, 2019
  • Castlight Health whaaaaaat
    You are crazy for even considering this. I suspect most people don't make that kind of money even in SF. My TC is around 275k. It would easily be double if I worked at a tier 1 or maybe even tier 2 company. This is not the majority of the employers though. I don't contribute to 401k or any retirement at all and my cars are paid off, all inclusive, take home around 4k per month.
    Jul 21, 2019 17
    • CenturyLink !3vil
      @whaaaaaat just giving ya a hard time. You were not expecting a group hug here, were you? 🤪

      @BlindAsA🦇 For sure CenturyLink is not your typical software company and mostly its trapped in legacy/regulatory mess, but we do have pockets throughout the company where cool kids are doing some nice work.

      7K take home +bonus and 401k match is not earth shattering, but hey we do get to hike a 14er and still make it to work on a weekday. Denver is getting crowded, but I still have a 20 minutes commute. I get to spend my evenings with my little one in a decent suburban home and can hit the mountains every weekend in my Tesla. All that with a single paycheck.
      Just saying, TC doesn't matter much.
      Jul 22, 2019
    • Snapchat BlindAsA🦇
      I was mainly speaking of CL from a customer perspective. I never thought I'd hate a company more than Comcast, but CenturyLink is like "hold my beer".
      Jul 23, 2019
  • Google
    ayb

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    aybmore
    12k/month excluding RSU vests.
    Jul 18, 2019 17
    • Google 500513
      Ok the only reason I can think of for you being on 9k is not in CA / SF for the state and city taxes, and not using 401k. Then, maybe you could be on this magnitude with 166k base. Can you confirm else I need to talk to a tax person 😆
      Jul 21, 2019
    • Securonix sg123
      Not taking any sides here, but before calling out anything as bs, please you googlers use your brain, not everyone is in same tax bracket, people get different tax deductions 😑
      Jul 23, 2019
  • Corning Notvrygood
    You all make bank - I don’t make squat in comparison
    Jul 21, 2019 4
    • Facebook sdfdcgdsh
      Dude if you’re at Corning you’re probably pretty smart. Corning doesn’t pay jack and is very stingy with stock. It’s a 150 year old company after all. Get out. You can do more than you’re doing now and make a lot more.
      Jul 21, 2019
    • @Neopets, yo, neopets is a huge throwback
      Jul 22, 2019
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    • Nextdoor / Eng fSMb86
      My full time job I work 9am-5pm and wfh Usually once a week. I put in my 6 hours of freelance work during the week days and usually bleeds into the weekends. I have been used to working 80+ hours since I was in college plus I recently sold my startup where I was working over 80+ hours a week.
      Jul 21, 2019
    • Nextdoor / Eng fSMb86
      I don’t really understand what’s so hard to believe about this...
      Jul 21, 2019
  • Facebook 💩🧻 🚽
    12k/mo
    Jul 18, 2019 10
    • Qualcomm / Eng parrotcork
      After tax or before tax ?
      Jul 21, 2019
    • Facebook 💩🧻 🚽
      After tax, max out 401k, exclude rsus. M2
      Jul 21, 2019
  • Netflix smerp
    27k/month
    Jul 21, 2019 2

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