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Software Engineer

Average Compensation by Level

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Level NameTotalBaseStock (/yr)Bonus

L4

SDE I

(Entry Level)

$164k

$124k

$21k

$18k

L5

SDE II

$227k

$151k

$60k

$15k

L6

SDE III

$329k

$162k

$160k

$7k

L7

Principal SDE

$627k

$162k

$423k

$41k

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Vesting Schedule

40%

40%

15%

5%

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YR 2

YR 3

YR 4

Stock Type

RSU

At Amazon, RSUs are subject to a 4-year vesting schedule: 5% vests in the 1st year, 15% in the 2nd year, then 40% in each of the 3rd and 4th years (20% every 6 months).

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