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Microsoft Software Engineer Salaries

Software Engineer compensation in United States at Microsoft ranges from $161K per year for 59 to $1.12M per year for 69. The median compensation in United States package totals $197K. View the base salary, stock, and bonus breakdowns for Microsoft's total compensation packages. Last updated: 5/28/2024

Average Compensation By Level
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Level Name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
SDE
59(Entry Level)
$161K
$117K
$29K
$15K
60
$168K
$126K
$31K
$11K
SDE II
61
$180K
$139K
$31K
$10K
62
$201K
$158K
$29K
$13K
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Vesting Schedule

25%

YR 1

25%

YR 2

25%

YR 3

25%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Microsoft, 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 (25.00% annually)

  • 25% vests in the 3rd-year (25.00% annually)

  • 25% vests in the 4th-year (25.00% annually)

Sometimes a 5 year schedule

20%

YR 1

20%

YR 2

20%

YR 3

20%

YR 4

20%

YR 5

Stock Type
RSU

At Microsoft, Main RSUs are subject to a 5-year vesting schedule:

  • 20% vests in the 1st-year (20.00% annually)

  • 20% vests in the 2nd-year (20.00% annually)

  • 20% vests in the 3rd-year (20.00% annually)

  • 20% vests in the 4th-year (20.00% annually)

  • 20% vests in the 5th-year (20.00% annually)

Sometimes a 5 year schedule

25%

YR 1

25%

YR 2

25%

YR 3

25%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Microsoft, 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)

Sometimes a 5 year schedule



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FAQ

The highest paying salary package reported for a Software Engineer at Microsoft in United States sits at a yearly total compensation of $1,119,198 This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Microsoft for the Software Engineer role in United States is $198,000..

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