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IBM Salaries

IBM's salary ranges from $38,088 in total compensation per year for a Accountant at the low-end to $451,550 for a Software Engineer at the high-end. Levels.fyi collects anonymous and verified salaries from current and former employees of IBM. Last updated: 2/28/2024

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Software Engineer
Band 6 $119K
Band 7 $144K
Band 8 $174K
Band 9 $206K
Band 10 $262K
Band D $452K
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Vesting Schedule

25%

YR 1

25%

YR 2

25%

YR 3

25%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

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

  • 25% vests in the 1st-year (6.25% quarterly)

  • 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)

IBM uses two types of equity awards: RSU and Stock options. Options vest 25% over 4 years, RSUs vest 50% every 2 years over 4 years.

0%

YR 1

50%

YR 2

0%

YR 3

50%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

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

  • 0% vests in the 1st-year (0.00% annually)

  • 50% vests in the 2nd-year (50.00% annually)

  • 0% vests in the 3rd-year (0.00% annually)

  • 50% vests in the 4th-year (50.00% annually)

IBM uses two types of equity awards: RSU and Stock options. Options vest 25% over 4 years, RSUs vest 50% every 2 years over 4 years.

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FAQ

The highest paying role reported at IBM is Software Engineer at the Band D level with a yearly total compensation of $451,550. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at IBM is $161,311.

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