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Cruise Hardware Engineer Salaries in San Francisco Bay Area

Hardware Engineer compensation in San Francisco Bay Area at Cruise ranges from $197K per year for L3 to $390K per year for L6. The median compensation in San Francisco Bay Area package totals $318K. View the base salary, stock, and bonus breakdowns for Cruise's total compensation packages. Last updated: 6/18/2024

Average Compensation By Level
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Level Name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
L3
Hardware Engineer
$197K
$140K
$28.8K
$28K
L4
Senior Hardware Engineer I
$201K
$152K
$24.6K
$24.7K
L5
Senior Hardware Engineer II
$314K
$228K
$53K
$33K
L6
Staff Hardware Engineer
$390K
$234K
$106K
$50.9K
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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 salary package reported for a Hardware Engineer at Cruise in San Francisco Bay Area sits at a yearly total compensation of $446,000. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Cruise for the Hardware Engineer role in San Francisco Bay Area is $284,700.

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