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Amazon Software Engineering Manager Salaries

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Level Name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
L5 SDM
Software Dev Manager
$276K
$197K
$60K
$20K
L6 SDM
$413K
$215K
$151K
$47K
Senior SDM
L7
$627K
$272K
$355K
$0
Director
L8
$1.08M
$312K
$652K
$112K
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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 Engineering Manager at Amazon sits at a yearly total compensation of $894,000. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Amazon for the Software Engineering Manager role is $381,000.

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