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Amazon Software Engineer Salaries in San Francisco Bay Area

Software Engineer compensation in San Francisco Bay Area at Amazon ranges from $205K per year for L4 to $662K per year for L7. The median compensation in San Francisco Bay Area package totals $322K. View the base salary, stock, and bonus breakdowns for Amazon's total compensation packages. Last updated: 4/20/2024

Average Compensation By Level
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Level Name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
SDE I
L4(Entry Level)
$205K
$149K
$37K
$19K
SDE II
L5
$321K
$190K
$125K
$6K
SDE III
L6
$470K
$233K
$225K
$12K
Principal SDE
L7
$662K
$256K
$346K
$59K
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Given Amazon has an irregular vesting schedule (5%, 15%, 40%, 40%), the average total compensation is calculated by dividing the total stock grant evenly by 4. We also average out the sum of the sign on bonuses over 4 years to calculate the total bonus.

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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 salary package reported for a Software Engineer at Amazon in San Francisco Bay Area sits at a yearly total compensation of $661,650. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Amazon for the Software Engineer role in San Francisco Bay Area is $301,468.

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