Google vs Microsoft: Job Levels and Salary Mapping 2019

(Last Updated On: June 10, 2019)

Don’t do evil. That’s the Google Motto of old. Comparing GooG and MSFT is actually easy because they are quiet similar in motto nowadays – Do Anything That Makes Money.

Hence its totally understandable if you want to make this as profitable as possible for you and make sure you work in a good company.

To achieve this and bearing in mind the cost of uprooting your life from a location, most tech companies offer a signing accompanied bonus alongside paying for you to move. This is highly encouraging especially for a first time mover.

It is also very important to find out the if the salary you will be receiving at your new place of work, matches to that of your old place of work.


Google vs Microsoft Job Levels

We set out to help you on this by mapping the Job Levels and Titles by visualizing Google Job titles alongside Microsoft’s. Then we provide Salary information on each company at different locations so you can compare from the Visualized information, the appropriate salary for your new assignment.

NB: The below diagrams shows you visualized Job levels/Titles Google and Microsoft, then it does a Google vs Microsoft Job Levels/Title Mapping so you can easily compare their salaries for each level.

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Google vs Microsoft comparing Job Levels and Salary

Google Job Levels:

A table on the various job levels along with their varying Job titles at Google.

E3Software Engineer
Group Product ManagerProduct Manager
L3Software Engineer
L4Software Engineer
L5Software Engineer
L5Product Manager
L6Software Engineering Manager
L6Software Engineer
L7Product Manager
L7Software Engineering Manager
L7Software Engineer
L7Software Engineering Manager
L7.5Product Manager
Product Manager 3Product Manager
SeniorSoftware Engineer
StaffSoftware Engineer
T2Software Engineer
T3Software Engineer
T4Software Engineer
T5Software Engineer
T6Software Engineer
T7Software Engineer


Microsoft Job Levels:

A table on the various job levels along with their varying Job titles at Microsoft.

LevelTitleTotal Yearly Compensation
59Product Manager148
59Software Engineer150
60Software Engineer180
SDE II (61)Software Engineer150
61Product Manager115
61Software Engineer200
62Software Engineer230
62Product Manager155
63Product Manager190
63Software Engineer240
63Product Manager208
64Investment Banker330
64Software Engineer295
64Product Manager295
65Product Manager250
65Software Engineer350
66Product Manager325
67Software Engineer510
67Product Manager600
68Product Manager950
69Software Engineer910

Google vs Microsoft Salary Comparison

Salary, Stock and Bonuses Compensations for each Job Level at Google

Salaries at each level is always a big deal. These crowdsourced data will let you see the Total Yearly compensation/ Take home pay across different Job levels and Titles at Google.

LevelLocationBase SalaryStock Grant ValueBonusTotal Yearly CompensationOther details
E3New York13000015000015150
E3Mountain View, CA1300004100019500190sign on $50000
Group Product ManagerMountain View, CA21060090900
L3Mountain View12514025179
L3Mountain View, CA271
L3Mountain View, CA1300002000005000025015% target bonus
L3New York, NY1405621217No degree, used competing offer from Facebook
L3Mountain View, CA1200008000021221
L3New York City, NY1306025225
L3Cambridge, MA10522.516143
L3Mountain View675
L3San Francisco13517520199135k Base/ 175K Stock/ 25k Sign On
L4Mountain View, CA15511233300
L4Mountain View, CA1609124275
L4Mountain View, CA14210026268
L4Sunnyvale, CA, USA15000015000020000320
L4New York, NY1467667526000284Maybe a bit higher with on call comp
L4mountain view, ca15014030320
L4Mountain View17012526320
L4Seattle, WA12479.526.6230
L4Mountain View1400005000028000230
L4Seattle, WA1550001200002500030030k signon
L4Mountain View650000150000160000800
L4New York, NY1376524.5227
L4Sunnyvale, CA13111230273Bonus includes on call compensation, referral, and annual
L5Mountain View, CA15000012000035000330
L5New York, NY1754050.15303
L5San Francisco, CA17711026350
L5new york,ny16000040000024000270
L5Dublin, Ireland12011525260
L5Mountain View19017560395
L5Sunnyvale, ca15550000015310
L5New York, NY16000018000030375
L5Mountain View18090015423iOS experienced engineer coming from FB
L6Dublin, Ireland12031030400
L6Mountain View, CA21038050640
L7Seattle, WA21000025000070000570
L7San Francisco21200025000050000530
L7San Jose, CA25030090640
L7San Jose, CA650
L7Mountain View, CA24743070749
L7.5Mountain View, CA250000170000065000800
Product Manager 3Kirkland, WA18000028000040000500
SeniorSan Francisco, CA1917860315Acquisition was cash bonus heavy
StaffMountain View19200022000042000456
T2New York, NY95511010k relocation
T3Mountain View, CA1162517158
T3Mountain View11632.517.5166
T3Boulder, CO985004800015000161
T4Mountain View17028030480
T5New York, NY16095013029033200324
T5Sunnyvale, CA18400016000040000384
T5Kirkland, WA19000030000041500530
T5Kirkland, WA16200020000027000390Stock roughly doubled since I joined.
T5Pittsburgh, PA260
T6New York, NY440
T6Sunnyvale17000020000075000545Technical Program Manager
T6Mountain View162000270000160000592
T7New York, NY252790781120
T7San Jose, CA660

Salary, Stock and Bonuses Compensations for each Job Level at Microsoft

Salaries at each level is always a big deal. These crowdsourced data will let you see the Total Yearly compensation/ Take home pay across different Job levels and Titles at Microsoft.

LevelTitleTotal Yearly CompensationLocationBase SalaryStock Grant ValueBonusOther details
10Software Engineer208Redmond1355000023
59Software Engineer120redmond
59Software Engineer137Seattle, WA1100001600011000
59Software Engineer138Redmond WA1080007000010000
59Software Engineer154Redmond, WA1083511
59Software Engineer163Redmond1083025
59Software Engineer157Redmond, WA1073810
59Software Engineer147Bellevue1073010
59Product Manager148Redmond, WA10812010Stock Grant over 4 years, new grad
59Software Engineer150Bellevue1073010
60Software Engineer141Redmond,WA,US120000500015000
60Software Engineer157Mountain View, CA
60Software Engineer155Redmond, WA117400420014500
60Software Engineer180Bay Area, CA1300003020
60Software Engineer150Seattle118512
60Software Engineer150redmond11600013000035000
60Software Engineer135.75Redmond WA1201512
61Product Manager115Seattle, WA11500060008000I’m a .92 comp ratio
61Software Engineer156Redmond, WA126200265007200
61Software Engineer176Seattle1310002400021000
61Software Engineer150Redmond, WA
61Software Engineer155Redmond, WA129000900017000
61Software Engineer184Redmond, WA1280003000025600
61Software Engineer164Seattle, WA1320007500013200stock is vested over 4 yrs, bonus is avg cash bonus (0-20% of annual salary), $40k sign-on (over 2 yrs)
61Software Engineer150Redmond
61Software Engineer149Redmond, WA1291010
61Software Engineer151Boston, MA130912
61Software Engineer150Redmond, WA128616
61Software Engineer145Redmond129470450011600didn't count benefits (+24k) in total comp because it says "Salary + Bonus + Stock"
61Software Engineer165Redmond, WA1350002000010000
61Software Engineer152Redmond, WA1230001500012000
61Software Engineer181Redmond, WA1477540
61Software Engineer157.056Seattle,WA133956900014100
61Software Engineer167.6Redmond1240002500018600
61Software Engineer195Seattle13031.2533
61Software Engineer180Seattle, WA130000800020000
61Software Engineer200Redmond, WA, USA13717.513.7
61Software Engineer112Vancouver, BC, Canada10220050005000You must be in the top 3-5% of employees in Canada to get any promotion.
62Software Engineer156Seattle, WA135813
62Software Engineer118Dublin, Ireland10500060007000
62Software Engineer160Redmond,W1401010
62Software Engineer177Bellevue, WA1350003000012000
62Software Engineer182Redmond136815
62Software Engineer194Seattle, WA1404055000020000Got 50K worth of stock when I joined.
62Product Manager180Redmond1450002000020000
62Software Engineer230Bellevue, WA1407515
62Product Manager174Seattle1322220Stock includes the year's total vest value from the sign-in, yearly performance, and spot award pools
62Software Engineer155Bellevue13700018000
62Software Engineer175Redmond, aa1411024
62Software Engineer177Redmond, WA14510030bonus is 30k signing bonus.
62Product Manager155Seattle, WA14000085006000
63Software Engineer208Seattle, WA
63Software Engineer201Seattle, WA1572628
63Product Manager150Redmond
63Software Engineer191Seattle, WA1521722
63Product Manager190Seattle1503017
63Software Engineer183Bellevue, WA1501500018000
63Software Engineer210Seattle, WA16517525
63Product Manager195Redmond1576222040017800
63Software Engineer310Sunnyvale, CA, USA2003575
63Software Engineer189Redmond1510002000017000
63Software Engineer240Redmond, WA150.71204040K signon for years
63Product Manager164Redmond1341515
63Software Engineer188Redmond. WA1507131700020600
63Software Engineer204Seattle1574752200025200
63Software Engineer188Bellevue, WA1482018
63Software Engineer210Seattle, WA150000
63Product Manager208Seattle1552528
63Software Engineer190Redmond,WA1494574000022418
63Software Engineer210Seattle, WA1605001750032000
63Software Engineer220redmond
64Software Engineering Manager200Redmknd,WA16900010000030000
64Software Engineer195Redmond, WA
64Software Engineering Manager220seattle, wa
64Software Engineer230Seattle WA16530
64Software Engineer260Redmond, WA1652928401k match, ESPP, health insurance
64Investment Banker330Texas
64Software Engineer220Redmond, WA1642828
64Product Manager120Bangalore/Karnataka/India78402
64Product Manager250redmond, WA16598704985031500
64Product Manager202Redmond, WA1492528
64Software Engineer194REDMOND1570002400024000
64Software Engineer295Bellevue1753363
64Product Manager295Redmond1757248
64Product Manager225Dallas, TX1870002400028000
64Product Manager250Seattle1800003600036000
64Software Engineer230Redmond, WA1750007500025000
64Software Engineer210Seattle1603020
64Software Engineer277Seattle1750005000052500
64Software Engineer229Seattle1702929
64Software Engineer210Redmond1642421
64Software Engineer210Redmon1622424
64Software Engineer238Sunnyvale, CA1783525
64Product Manager80india
64Software Engineering Manager230Redmond, WA1670005000035000
65Software Engineering Manager300Redmond1806555
65Product Manager250Redmond, WA1802530
65Software Engineer342Redmond, WA20210238
65Software Engineer350New York20075110
65Software Engineer300San Francisco, CA2204040
65Software Engineer266Redmond, WA1903838
65Product Manager300Nowhere1750007200053000
65Product Manager270Seattle, WA2250005000033000Promoted mid-year into 65
65Product Manager293Boulder, CO1836050
66Product Manager325Redmond, wa1919043
66Software Engineer350Redmomd, WA1907538
67Software Engineering Manager462Bellevue, WA24015072
67Product Manager500redmond,wa22500020000080000
67Software Engineer510Redmond, wa22000030000095000
67Product Manager600Seattle210350150
68Product Manager950Redmond, WA240000317000140000
69Software Engineer910Redmond WA270500140
L59Software Engineer163Redmond, WA10800012000025000
L60Software Engineer155.5Redmond, WA13012.513
L61Software Engineer142Redmond, WA1220003000012000Joining 30000
L61Software Engineer145Redmond, WA1255003012550$20,000 sign on
L63Product Manager168Redmond WA1484121720020000Stock over 4 years vested equally every 6 months
L64Product Manager232Seattle, WA1610003400036800
L66Product Manager357Redmond20110050
Sde 2Software Engineer155Bellevue, wa126
SDE 2 / 61Software Engineer166Seattle1252913
SDE II (61)Software Engineer150Redmond1202010
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