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Google's salary ranges from $94,068 in total compensation per year for a Copywriter at the low-end to $2,595,038 for a Software Engineer at the high-end. Levels.fyi collects anonymous and verified salaries from current and former employees of Google. Last updated: 5/27/2024

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Software Engineer
L3 $198K
L4 $283K
L5 $379K
L6 $533K
L7 $751K
L8 $1.23M
L9 $2.6M
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Vesting Schedule

38%

YR 1

32%

YR 2

20%

YR 3

10%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

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

  • 38% vests in the 1st-year (3.17% monthly)

  • 32% vests in the 2nd-year (2.67% monthly)

  • 20% vests in the 3rd-year (1.67% monthly)

  • 10% vests in the 4th-year (0.83% monthly)

Google commonly refers to RSU as GSU (Google Stock Unit). Although the name is different, it is the same as RSU's. Google's Vesting Schedule may vary between monthly and quarterly vesting depending on the number of shares you recieve: less than 32 GSUs (Annually), 32 - 63 GSUs (Semi-annually), 64 - 159 GSUs (Quarterly) and 160+ GSUs (Monthly).

33%

YR 1

33%

YR 2

22%

YR 3

12%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

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

  • 33% vests in the 1st-year (2.75% monthly)

  • 33% vests in the 2nd-year (2.75% monthly)

  • 22% vests in the 3rd-year (1.83% monthly)

  • 12% vests in the 4th-year (1.00% monthly)

Google commonly refers to RSU as GSU (Google Stock Unit). Although the name is different, it is the same as RSU's. Google's Vesting Schedule may vary between monthly and quarterly vesting depending on the number of shares you recieve: less than 32 GSUs (Annually), 32 - 63 GSUs (Semi-annually), 64 - 159 GSUs (Quarterly) and 160+ GSUs (Monthly).

50%

YR 1

28%

YR 2

12%

YR 3

10%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

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

  • 50% vests in the 1st-year (4.17% monthly)

  • 28% vests in the 2nd-year (2.33% monthly)

  • 12% vests in the 3rd-year (1.00% monthly)

  • 10% vests in the 4th-year (0.83% monthly)

Google commonly refers to RSU as GSU (Google Stock Unit). Although the name is different, it is the same as RSU's. Google's Vesting Schedule may vary between monthly and quarterly vesting depending on the number of shares you recieve: less than 32 GSUs (Annually), 32 - 63 GSUs (Semi-annually), 64 - 159 GSUs (Quarterly) and 160+ GSUs (Monthly).

36%

YR 1

28%

YR 2

20%

YR 3

16%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

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

  • 36% vests in the 1st-year (3.00% monthly)

  • 28% vests in the 2nd-year (2.33% monthly)

  • 20% vests in the 3rd-year (1.67% monthly)

  • 16% vests in the 4th-year (1.33% monthly)

Google commonly refers to RSU as GSU (Google Stock Unit). Although the name is different, it is the same as RSU's. Google's Vesting Schedule may vary between monthly and quarterly vesting depending on the number of shares you recieve: less than 32 GSUs (Annually), 32 - 63 GSUs (Semi-annually), 64 - 159 GSUs (Quarterly) and 160+ GSUs (Monthly).

25%

YR 1

25%

YR 2

25%

YR 3

25%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

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

  • 25% vests in the 1st-year (2.08% monthly)

  • 25% vests in the 2nd-year (2.08% monthly)

  • 25% vests in the 3rd-year (2.08% monthly)

  • 25% vests in the 4th-year (2.08% monthly)

Google commonly refers to RSU as GSU (Google Stock Unit). Although the name is different, it is the same as RSU's. Google's Vesting Schedule may vary between monthly and quarterly vesting depending on the number of shares you recieve: less than 32 GSUs (Annually), 32 - 63 GSUs (Semi-annually), 64 - 159 GSUs (Quarterly) and 160+ GSUs (Monthly).

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FAQ

The highest paying role reported at Google is Software Engineer at the L9 level with a yearly total compensation of $2,595,038.. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Google is $268,482

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