• Microsoft salaries

    A real eye-opener.

    David Gershgorn on OneZero reports on a fascinating self-reported collection of salary statistics for Microsoft. Based on 310 entries submitted in the past year (again, I emphasize, this is self-reported):

    Based on this year’s respondents, the average entry-level engineer or program manager will have a total compensation of $125,665. A vast majority (87%) of that will come from an average base salary of $111,096, with an average cash award of $10,701 and stock award of $3,867.

    The numbers go up rapidly.

    At level 64, which includes only 11 of the respondents, salary counted for only 72% of an average total compensation of $234,249.

    Shoulda woulda coulda.