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Microsoft Software Engineer Salaries

Software Engineer compensation in United States at Microsoft ranges from $151K per year for 59 to $1.1M per year for 69. The median compensation in United States package totals $209K. View the base salary, stock, and bonus breakdowns for Microsoft's total compensation packages. Last updated: 2/28/2024

Average Compensation By Level
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Level Name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
SDE
59(Entry Level)
$151K
$115K
$27K
$9K
60
$167K
$127K
$31K
$9K
SDE II
61
$187K
$144K
$30K
$13K
62
$199K
$155K
$33K
$11K
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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 $210,000.

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