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Software Engineer
L3 $190K
L4 $268K
L5 $358K
L6 $497K
L7 $695K
L8 $1.08M
L10 $2.31M
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Vesting Schedule

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).

40%

YR 1

28%

YR 2

20%

YR 3

12%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

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

  • 40% vests in the 1st-year (3.33% monthly)

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

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

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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