* engineers in 2019 made~$1k more than 2018
* in 2020 made ~$10k more than 2019
Salaries are obviously still high, but it appears the explosive growth is over.
To estimate these numbers, I scraped salary data for large companies in 2018-2020, then ran a regression for salary with coefficients for level, company, location, and year.
Most coefficients made sense: Facebook, Google, and Uber paid top of market; and Saleforce at the bottom.
(I left Microsoft out due to unusual levels)
Surprisingly, the California salary was only ~$11k more than Washington state
Full table (coefficients in $1,000s):