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10 Highest paying companies for TPM roles

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Top 10 highest paying companies for TPM roles

When it comes to choosing a company for your career path, one of the most important factors is money. Let’s be honest - money is a very important motivator. If you are a Technical Program Manager, and if the money is an important factor for you too, you might be curious about the highest paying companies for TPM roles. Read on to find out!

The top 3 Highest paying companies for TPM roles are: Google, Facebook and Amazon.

1. Google,

  • L3 Total pay: 165k Base: $116k Bonus: $17k
  • L4 Total pay: $231k Base: $143k Bonus: $25k
  • L5 Total salary: $301k Base: $170k Bonus: $33k
  • L6 Total pay: $370k Base: $190k Bonus: $41k

->The salary varies depending on the location

L5 (general) in San Francisco is $260k, the same level in Mountain View, CA is $365k.

->The salary also varies in the same city

At Sunnyvale, L5 (data center) with 0-8 years of experience is $341k, while in the same place L5 (Cloud) with 15 years of experience is $311k.

2. Facebook

  • Total for TPM - IC5 Level: $300k per year.
  • Base: $200k (2 years at comp.)
  • Cash bonus: $30k (10 years at comp).

->Different salaries by levels, in the same city

Menlo Park, CA: IC5 (infrastructure) - $321k

                       IC5 (non-technical) - $164k

                      IC4  (Infra) - $247k

                      L5 Program Manager (Information security) - $285k

Seattle, WA: IC5 (AI) - $351k

                IC5 (Hardwere) - $262k

->The difference by city

Menlo Park, CA - IC5 (infra) - $321k

San Francisco - IC5 (infra) - $280k

3. Amazon

  • Level name: L4 - Total pay: $130k - Base: $94 - Bonus: $5k
  • Level name: L5 - Total pay: $193k - Base: $144 - Bonus: $19k
  • Level name: L6 - Total pay: $258k - Base: $156k - Bonus: $20
  • Level name: L7 - Total pay: $320k - Base: $170k - Bonus: $4k

Here are also the other two FAANG companies: Apple, Netflix.

4. Apple,

  • Total for TPM: $255k per year
  • Base: $180k per year. (0 years at comp.)
  • Cash Bonus: $35k (8 years of experience)

->Different salaries by levels, in the same city

Cupertino, CA: ICT4 (NPI project managment) -$268k

                    ICT4 (Software engineering) - $340k

                    ICT4 (Hardware) - $225k

                    ICT4 (networking) - $370k

->The difference by city:

Cupertino, CA - $183k (with 0-2 years of experience)

San Diego, CA - $250k (with 1-4 years of experience)

5. Netflix

  • Total per year: $305k
  • Base: $275k
  • Cash bonus: $16k (two years of experience)

- Los Angeles, CA: Senior Software engineer - $305k

- Los Angeles, CA: No levels - $250k

- Los Gatos: Only one level across Netflix - $430k (12-18 years of experience).

In the top 10 is also, the Microsoft company:

6. Microsoft

  • Level name: 59 - Total: $172k Base: $109 Bonus: $17k

                  61 - Total: $167k Base: $130k Bonus: $13k
      
                  62 - Total: $174k Base: $142k Bonus: $17k
      
                  63 - Total: $195k Base: $156k Bonus: $22k
      
                  64 - Total: $246k Base: $177k Bonus: $34k
      
                  65 - Total: $295k Base: $200k Bonus: $43k
      
                  66 - Total: $372k Base: $216k Bonus: $57k
      
                  67 - Total: $441k Base: $229k Bonus: $72k
    

->Different salaries by levels, in the same city

Seattle, WA: 61 level - $221k

                65 Level - $264k

Redmond, WA: 63 (gaming) - $211k

                     63 (manufacturing) - $230k
Not always the FAANG companies are the only highest paying companies.

There are other companies that pay high. And, sometimes even higher, than the FAANG companies. Recently I saw an interesting example when Door Dash offers $400k to the same person which got an $280k offer from Apple, but the lower level.

Below I list some companies that paying high, and there are not FAANG. In the top 10 are also: Nvidia, Salesforce, Oracle and Airbnb.

7. Nvidia

  • Total for TPM, IC4 level: $311k per year.
  • Base: $184 (3 years at comp)
  • Cash bonus: $33k (9 years of experience).

->Different salaries by levels, in the same city

Santa Clara: IC5 (DFT engineer) - $372k

                Ic5 (managment) - $325k

                IC5 (production) -$246k

                5 (ML/AI) - $325k

                IC4 (Distributed systems, back-end) - $311k

In San Francisco L6 (general) is $280k (6-15 years of experience).

8. Salesforce

  • Total for TPM: $234k per year
  • Base: $160k (1 years at comp.)
  • Cash Bonus: $24k (25 years of experience)

->Different salaries by levels, in the same city

Seattle: SMTS (applications) - $255k (4-8 years of experience)

         L7 - $200k (4-9 years of experience)

Bellevue, WA: L8 - $262k

                  L6 - $208k

In San Francisco, L8 level (security) in 2020 was $252k, while now, in 2021 is $262k.

9. Oracle

  • Level name: IC- 3 - Total: $208k Base: $147k Bonus: $1k

                  IC- 4 - Total:  $257k Base: $169k Bonus: $3k
      
                  IC -5 - Total:  $ 357k Base: $194 Bouns: --k
    

->Different salaries by levels, in the same city

Seattle, WA: IC- 3 (data engineering) - $130k (0-6 years of experience)

                IC- 4 (networking) - $350k (2-10 years of experience)

->The difference by city:

San Francisko: IC-4 (cloud) - $260k

Seatlle, WA: IC-4 (security, platform) - $265k

10. Airbnb

  • Total per year: $375k (G9)
  • Base: $205k (1 year of experience)
  • Bonus: $20k (17 years of experience)

->Different salaries by levels, in the same city

San Francisco: Staff - $450k

                    L4 - $235k

                    G9 - $370k

                    L10 - $278k

                     9 - $390

In Bangalore, India, Airbnb’s total compensation for level L9 is $38k.

Update: 2021-10-19