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Software Engineering Manager

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Level NameTotalBaseStock (/yr)Bonus

L5 SDM

Software Dev Manager

$248k

$155k

$85k

$7k

L6 SDM

$331k

$162k

$134k

$34k

L7

Senior SDM

$545k

$163k

$316k

$65k

L8

Director

$798k

$168k

$600k

$30k

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Vesting Schedule

40%

40%

15%

5%

YR 1

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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