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Software Engineer
L4 $170K
L5 $245K
L6 $368K
L7 $603K
L8 $953K
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Vesting Schedule

5%

YR 1

15%

YR 2

40%

YR 3

40%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

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

  • 5% vests in the 1st-year (5.00% annually)

  • 15% vests in the 2nd-year (15.00% annually)

  • 40% vests in the 3rd-year (20.00% semi-annually)

  • 40% vests in the 4th-year (20.00% semi-annually)

Backloaded vesting schedule

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FAQ

The highest paying role reported at Amazon is Software Engineering Manager at the L8 level with a yearly total compensation of $1,194,472. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Amazon is $209,888.

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