As a disclaimer, I go to a highly ranked school, so I'm sure there's some inherent selection bias here.
Still though, one of my roommates who graduates this year and is doing Applied Math just told me he closed down a $275k offer from Google. $125k base, $400k stock/4 years, $50k signing bonus. Are these actually legit numbers?
If so, wtf. I took exactly the same classes as this guy, did basically all the same math/statistics. Shit, I even mostly use Python because Excel is a pain in the ass. I thought my offer was really good, getting into a top tier IB division with a clean $120k plus basically guaranteed year-end bonus. I'm pretty sure my offer is within the top 1% for starting salaries. But apparently top 1% of finance is less than half what you can get in tech? If that's actually true, then fuck finance. I'll be a tech bro all day and wear my pajamas to work.
More seriously though, does anyone know what the salary distributions are in tech? What percentile is a $275k offer in? Do people regularly get these kinds offers from FAANG style companies?