FAANG Software Engineering Salaries by Experience (2022)

We’ll be comparing the salaries of junior, senior and lead Software Engineers at Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Microsoft, Twitter, Google and Apple.

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Software engineering jobs are some of the most coveted and most skilled work available in our society. If you are reading this, you are likely a software engineer or know someone close to you who is. The odds are pretty good that you would like to know what you or someone you love might expect in terms of salary from various companies.

In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the so-called FAANG companies. FAANG originally stood for Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google in its original form, but it has become more inclusive over the years as more and more companies rise through the ranks of the tech industry (and as Facebook changed its name to Meta).

These companies are known for their innovative products and cutting edge services, and as a result their compensation packages can tell us a lot about the upper limits of the field. So let’s jump into it!

Facebook Software Engineering Salaries

At Facebook, a Software Engineer earns on average:

  • 1–3 years: $161k-$202k
  • 4–6 years: $210k-$300k
  • 7–10 years: $299k-$446k
  • 11–15 years: $474k-$725k
  • 16+ years: $744k-$1m

Obviously, the highest-paid software engineers are those with the most experience. We’ll talk more about this a bit later. For now, just understand that engineers at Facebook and other FAANG companies typically receive extra compensation when they have a strong and lengthy work history.

Apple Software Engineering Salaries

At Apple, a Software Engineer earns on average:

  • 1–3 years: $123k-$205k
  • 4–6 years: $163k-$263k
  • 7–10 years: $233k-$393k
  • 11–15 years: $330k-$575k
  • 16+ years: $671k-$776k

Amazon Software Engineering Salaries

At Amazon, a Software Engineer earns on average:

  • 1–3 years: $104k-$192k

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