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Tesla Software Engineer Salaries

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Level Name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
P1
Associate Engineer(Entry Level)
$133K
$121K
$11K
$125
P2
Engineer
$184K
$137K
$43K
$4K
P3
Senior Engineer
$237K
$164K
$73K
$882
P4
Staff Engineer
$343K
$190K
$152K
$1K
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Vesting Schedule

25%

YR 1

25%

YR 2

25%

YR 3

25%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Tesla, 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)

Tesla allows you to choose between options and RSUs, granting 3 options in exchange for every RSU.



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FAQ

The highest paying salary package reported for a Software Engineer at Tesla sits at a yearly total compensation of $251,250. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Tesla for the Software Engineer role is $165,000.

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