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Alibaba Software Engineer Salaries

Software Engineer compensation at Alibaba ranges from $54K per year for P5 to $217K per year for P8. The median compensation package totals $85K. View the base salary, stock, and bonus breakdowns for Alibaba's total compensation packages. Last updated: 12/5/2023

Average Compensation By Level
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Level Name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
P4
Junior SDE(Entry Level)
$ --
$ --
$ --
$ --
P5
SDE
$54K
$51K
$386
$2K
P6
SDE II
$78K
$62K
$9K
$7K
P7
Senior SDE
$122K
$85K
$29K
$8K
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Vesting Schedule

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YR 1

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YR 2

25%

YR 3

25%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Alibaba, Main RSUs are subject to a 4-year vesting schedule:

  • 0% vests in the 1st-year (0.00% annually)

  • 50% vests in the 2nd-year (50.00% annually)

  • 25% vests in the 3rd-year (25.00% annually)

  • 25% vests in the 4th-year (25.00% annually)

Depending on the nature and the purpose of the grant, share options and RSUs either vest with a standard 1-year cliff, or with a 2-year cliff before the first grant, which is less common.

25%

YR 1

25%

YR 2

25%

YR 3

25%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Alibaba, Main RSUs are subject to a 4-year vesting schedule:

  • 25% vests in the 1st-year (25.00% annually)

  • 25% vests in the 2nd-year (25.00% annually)

  • 25% vests in the 3rd-year (25.00% annually)

  • 25% vests in the 4th-year (25.00% annually)

Depending on the nature and the purpose of the grant, share options and RSUs either vest with a standard 1-year cliff, or with a 2-year cliff before the first grant, which is less common.



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FAQ

The highest paying salary package reported for a Software Engineer at Alibaba sits at a yearly total compensation of $217,266. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Alibaba for the Software Engineer role is $72,389.

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