thread for Seattle salaries 2020?

Dec 7, 2019 30 Comments

is there such a thing that exists? most TCs cited here are overestimated or underestimated by BayArea or Midwest salaries.

Asking specifically for Seattle?

current tc: 75k

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  • Expedia Group AyyDiosMio
    PwC apparently pays way below market
    Dec 7, 2019 1
    • PwC WAvsMN
      OP
      A lot to unpack but yeah in general you’re right
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Amazon sJR6q5p
    levels.fyi allows you to filter by location.
    Dec 7, 2019 2
    • PwC WAvsMN
      OP
      Woots thanks for the tip I’ll be honest I didn’t know this!
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Amazon sJR6q5p
      NP. Be sure to add your comp to improve the data.
      Dec 7, 2019
  • RichRelevance Zodian
    Seattle
    Base: 130k
    Bonus: 10% salary
    401k match: ~2k (would have to dbl check)
    HSA match: ~1k (would have to dbl check)

    Other/ect...
    Referrals: 5k
    Employee of the quarter: 1k
    HackWeek prizes: 1k/500/250 1st/2nd/3rd

    YoE 1 to 3
    TC 146k

    Generally I feel like Seattle recent grad trajectories 2017-2019 have looked something like this (based on anecdotal data from my cohort. P = around 40)
    YoE: min/max/median
    1yr: 70k/160k/110k
    2yr: 95k/260k/130k
    3yr: 95k/280k/150k

    Amazon and FB at the max ends, consultanting firms and very small companies at the min ends, rest in the middle. I've seen some small companies do this thing where they low ball super hard on year 1, then give a raise on year two that puts you into a reasonable salary (like 20%-50% raise). You should expect base salary to be around the medians no matter where you apply, imo.
    Dec 7, 2019 7
    • RichRelevance Zodian
      The most consistent places to go for the higher band of TC in Seattle are Amazon, Expedia, Facebook. Like these guys are always hiring tons of ppl for the past 5 years.
      Dec 7, 2019
    • PwC WAvsMN
      OP
      I just reviewed levels.fyi filtered by Seattle. Numbers look right. Outliers get 200-220k but mostly 150-160k and low end 120-130k
      Dec 8, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng adjej
    salaries here aren’t overestimated for the most part
    Dec 7, 2019 3
    • Amazon / Eng adjej
      i agree but it’s not a massive gap at least in my exp maybe like 10-15% difference
      Dec 7, 2019
    • PwC WAvsMN
      OP
      I’d say it’s more 20-30? YMMV of course but it sure seems that way - since the extra 20-30 is offset by 0 state tax in WA
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Amazon random-ayy
    Seattle.

    Base salary - 156k

    TC - ~240k

    Sde2
    Dec 7, 2019 2
    • Cisco lc2tc
      Yoe?
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Amazon random-ayy
      Before this role? 1. Now like...1.5 lol
      Dec 7, 2019
  • New
    scheme

    New

    BIO
    Started blind to get some break from work. Now, I work to get some break from blind.
    schememore
    That looks like a body shop consulting TC. Didn't know PwC was that bad.
    Dec 7, 2019 4
    • New
      scheme

      New

      BIO
      Started blind to get some break from work. Now, I work to get some break from blind.
      schememore
      Oh okay. I thought that was your Seattle TC. 75k plus your per diem travel earnings in Midwest is not bad.
      Dec 7, 2019
    • PwC WAvsMN
      OP
      Well - even so, add 20% and that’s Pwc Seattle’s tc that is still ridiculously low imo
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Apple onepunch
    Is PwC op an accountant?
    Dec 7, 2019 1
    • PwC WAvsMN
      OP
      No 😬
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng thisisbill
    Holy crap this tc is bad
    Dec 7, 2019 1
    • PwC WAvsMN
      OP
      Hmm wonder why you say that? 🤔
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance bbbsg
    Seattle
    Base: $92500
    Bonus: ~$6.5% salary

    TC $98500
    YOE: 0.5
    Dec 7, 2019 0

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