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Top Paying Companies in Germany

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The compensation figures below reflect median total yearly compensation amounts, including base salaries, stock grants, and bonuses.

It's a difficult task to accurately compare leveling across companies. We aim to make that comparison as easy as possible, using our standard leveling framework. Currently, standard leveling is only available for Software Engineer positions within companies that have leveling structures submitted to our database. Median compensation across all levels is supported for all job roles.

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Typically 0-2 years of experience.
New-grads or little to no industry experience. Develop and maintain low to moderately complex components working on a team. Typically receives guidance and support from more experienced team members.
Typically 2-5+ years of experience.
Develop and own moderate to complex components. Possibly lead a small team or project. Ability to mentor engineers, provide technical guidance, code reviews, design and deliver on small projects end-to-end. Impact is typically at the immediate team scope. At many companies, this is considered a 'career-level', as in you can spend the rest of your career operating at this level without being pushed out for not being promoted.
Typically 5+ years of experience.
Typically less than 30% of employees in a company are at this level. Expected to lead and own complex technical initiatives. Begin setting the vision and future direction of team. Impact across multiple related teams within an org. Role shifts more towards design rather than implementation depending on size and expectations at company.
Typically 10+ years of experience.
This level is much more coveted than the previous ones. Typically less than 10% of employees in a company are at this level. Impact spans across organizations. Entrusted with business-critical projects and for setting technical vision for an org or multiple orgs. Responsible for reviewing and providing feedback on technical designs across an org. Little to no day-to-day coding. Role depends highly on organizational and company needs and becomes loosely defined. Expected to operate fully autonomously.
Typically 15+ years of experience.
Usually less than 3% of employees in a company are at this level. Smaller companies may not have any individuals at this level. Impact spans across the company and sometimes industry. Expected to operate fully autonomously.
RankCompanyTitle Name
Compensation (USD)
Base | Stock | Bonus
192K | 50K | N/A
120K | 100K | N/A
131K | 63K | N/A
4 StripeL3
132K | 55K | N/A
5 RedditIC4
152K | 33K | N/A
6 Apple
104K | 66K | N/A
7 GitLabStaff Software Engineer
136K | 42K | N/A
8 NvidiaIC3
122K | 55K | N/A
9 Wayfair
129K | 43K | N/A
10 SnowflakeIC2
100K | 50K | N/A
11 CrowdStrikeEngineer III
121K | 32K | N/A
12 Shopify
153K | 0 | N/A
13 HubSpotSenior Software Engineer I
104K | 42K | N/A
14 Parity TechnologiesL3
148K | 0 | N/A
15 Salesforce
Senior MTS
110K | 15K | N/A
16 WorkdayP3
86K | 43K | N/A
17 GitHubE3
88K | 23K | N/A
18 Twilio
102K | 37K | N/A
19 McKinseySenior Software Engineer II
116K | 0 | N/A
20 SpotifySenior Engineer
108K | 27K | N/A
21 Google
118K | 16K | N/A
22 RevolutSenior Software Engineer
132K | 0 | N/A
23 Argo AISoftware Engineer II
106K | 0 | N/A
24 Yelp
84K | 37K | N/A
25 Microsoft60
119K | 11K | N/A
26 UP42Staff
120K | 0 | N/A
27 Amazon
116K | 11K | N/A
28 QuantCoEntry Level
101K | 0 | N/A
29 Apex.AISenior
126K | 0 | N/A
30 Mozilla
105K | 0 | N/A
31 GrafanaSenior Software Engineer I
125K | 0 | N/A
32 WoltL4
92K | 31K | N/A
33 Zendesk
Senior Software Engineer
105K | 10K | N/A
34 JetBrainsSenior 1
110K | 0 | N/A
35 PersonioL5
97K | 22K | N/A
36 Codility
118K | 0 | N/A
37 TeslaP1
77K | 41K | N/A
38 Huawei17
101K | 0 | N/A
39 Celonis
77K | 40K | N/A
40 NaspersIC3.1
100K | 8.5K | N/A
41 HelsingMid
95K | 21K | N/A
42 Remote
108K | 7.3K | N/A
43 Miro6
114K | 0 | N/A
44 ContentfulSenior Software Engineer I
112K | 0 | N/A
45 Daiichi Sankyo Europe
101K | 0 | N/A
46 Delivery HeroIC3
92K | 19K | N/A
47 OLX GroupL3
96K | 0 | N/A
48 Synopsys
108K | 0 | N/A
49 Bosch GlobalEG15
97K | 0 | N/A
50 Lightspeed CommerceSenior Software Engineer
96K | 11K | N/A
Last Updated: February 23, 2024
How is this table calculated?

We aggregate our submissions from the last two years to calculate the data.

For 'All Levels', we compute the median entry across all submission for a particular company, location and job role.

For Software Engineers, we support a standardized framework based around company leveling data. We compute the median entry for a particular company, location, standard level and job role.