We recently posted compensation data for Software Engineers at Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Twitter. While we have far fewer data points on Product Managers than Engineers, we compiled the information we do have and wanted to share our findings. We hope that it spurs more product managers to anonymously share their compensation (regardless of company) as there clearly isn’t enough data yet to draw any significant conclusions.
What We Learned
Similar to what we did with engineers, we focused on Product Manager compensation at Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft. We standardized the product manager levels to the best of our abilities to compare compensation across companies for each level (see the details below).
We have the most information from Microsoft employees. And though we only have a few data points from Amazon, it looks like PMs earn similar total amounts between Microsoft and Amazon. Microsoft PMs, however, receive higher base salaries and Amazon gives larger cash and stock bonuses.
Median Annual Compensation Per Level
Normalizing Levels Across Companies
The following table represents our attempt to normalize the PM levels across the four companies. We welcome any feedback or corrections to improve our analysis.
|Level 1||Level 4||APM||PM3||Level 59 or 60|
|Level 2||Level 5||PM||PM4||Level 61 or 62|
|Level 3||Level 6||Senior PM||PM5||Level 63 or 64|
|Level 4||Level 7+||Group PM, Director||PM6 and above||Level 65, 66, or 67|
Here’s the underlying data to the chart above. You can also view the raw data here.
|Count||Annual Comp (Median)||Salary (Median)||Expected Cash Bonus (Median)||Annual Stock Bonus (Median)||Signing bonus (Median)|
(59 or 60)
(61 or 62)
(65, 66, 67)
(63 or 64)
Notes: Cash bonuses and stock amounts were all annualized straight-line. In reality, Amazon's vesting schedule is 5%, 15%, 40%, and 40% over the 4 years, but we ignored this for comparison Signing bonuses were not included in the Total Compensation calculation
Contribute to the Analysis
Our data currently consists of 1,700+ data points. Over 600 of these were contributed by professionals who anonymously submitted their compensation so that we can all benefit. But we need more data points so that we can provide better information to everyone.
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The rest were pulled from a few sources listed at the bottom of this post. All answers will be anonymous and posted to a public sheet for anyone to view and download. We’ll also update our findings and analyses for different companies, tech roles, etc.
- Ask HN: How much do you make at Google?
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- Google doc: Salaries
- Google doc: Facebook Internal Compensation
- Quora: How do Amazon’s engineering levels map to Google’s?
- Quora: What are the different levels of software engineers at Microsoft?