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Cruise's salary ranges from $50,250 in total compensation per year for a Solution Architect at the low-end to $1,236,667 for a Software Engineer at the high-end. Levels.fyi collects anonymous and verified salaries from current and former employees of Cruise. Last updated: 7/19/2024

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Software Engineer
L3 $198K
L4 $303K
L5 $415K
L6 $597K
L7 $884K
L8 $1.24M

House buying equation doesn't add up

Currently renting a single family home in the San Francisco Bay Area. My rent is $4k, and though I'm happy, I really wish I owned my home. The problem used to be that it was *only* very expensive. But now, I don't even know if it makes sense at all.

Hear me out. The place I rent for $4k probably sells for about $2M. Let's say that TOMORROW, I stumble across $2M cash and decide t...

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Vesting Schedule

25%

YR 1

25%

YR 2

25%

YR 3

25%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Cruise, 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 (6.25% quarterly)

  • 25% vests in the 3rd-year (6.25% quarterly)

  • 25% vests in the 4th-year (6.25% quarterly)

Cruise has a program called Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO) to give employees liquidity on their private stock which is bought back by General Motors and other partners.

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FAQ

The highest paying role reported at Cruise is Software Engineer at the L8 level with a yearly total compensation of $1,236,667. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Cruise is $295,000.

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