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Title Salary Equity % Equity $ Location Total YOE Years at Startup Stage Size Valuation Hide valuation, order only Date
Senior software engineer $280,000 0.022% $1,120,000 San Francisco Bay Area 8.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $5B 5090909091 2022/10
Machine learning engineer $215,000 0.0075% $600,000 San Francisco 6.0 1.0 Post-IPO 501-1000 employees $8B 8000000000 2022/09
Product manager $210,000 0.002% $200,000 Remote US 4.0 4.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $10B 10000000000 2022/09
Software engineer $190,000 0.0014% $300,000 San Francisco Bay Area 0.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $21B 21428571429 2022/09
Staff software engineer $275,000 0.003% $160,000 Remote US 6.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $5B 5333333333 2022/09
Senior software engineer $231,000 0.003% $250,000 San Francisco Bay Area 5.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $8B 8333333333 2022/09
Senior software engineer $200,000 0.05% $500,000 Remote US 8.0 0.0 Post-IPO 501-1000 employees $1B 1000000000 2022/09
VP of product marketing $325,000 0.006% $300,000 San Francisco 14.0 4.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $5B 5000000000 2022/09
Senior strategy manager $229,000 0.0024% $200,000 Remote US 10.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $8B 8333333333 2022/08
Senior software engineer $217,000 0.004% $400,000 Remote US 5.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $10B 10000000000 2022/08
Software engineer $184,000 0.0005% $215,000 Remote US 9.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $43B 43000000000 2022/08
Director of Product $315,000 0.006% $250,000 San Francisco 25.0 2.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $4B 4166666667 2022/08
Senior software engineer $255,000 0.0004% $180,000 Remote US 5.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $45B 45000000000 2022/07
Software engineer $215,000 0.0002% $160,000 Seattle 8.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $80B 80000000000 2022/07
Senior software engineer $193,000 0.004% $265,000 New York City 6.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $7B 6625000000 2022/07
Senior software engineer $193,000 0.0003% $144,000 San Francisco Bay Area 5.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $48B 48000000000 2022/07
Senior software engineer $222,000 0.0009% $380,000 Boston 9.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $42B 42222222222 2022/07
Software engineer $165,000 0.0028% $420,000 Detroit 7.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $15B 15000000000 2022/07
QA manager $240,000 0.0016% $375,000 San Francisco Bay Area 12.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $23B 23437500000 2022/07
Data scientist $170,000 0.0001% $130,000 San Francisco Bay Area 4.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $130B 130000000000 2022/07
Senior software engineer $249,000 0.007% $575,000 Seattle 7.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $8B 8214285714 2022/07
SVP of engineering $700,000 0.054% $5,400,000 Remote US 30.0 7.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $10B 10000000000 2022/07
Associate product manager $120,000 0.0% - Remote US 2.0 0.5 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees - - 2022/06
Software engineer $146,000 0.0007% $112,000 Seattle 0.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $16B 16000000000 2022/06
Product manager $160,000 0.0% - Remote 5.0 1.0 Post-IPO 501-1000 employees - - 2022/06
Senior backend engineer $200,000 0.00009% $215,000 San Francisco Bay Area 10.0 2.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $239B 238888888889 2022/06
Software engineer $160,000 0.0024% $240,000 San Francisco Bay Area 5.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $10B 10000000000 2022/06
Senior software engineer $190,000 0.008% $500,000 Remote US 15.0 0.0 Post-IPO 501-1000 employees $6B 6250000000 2022/06
Sales engineer $240,000 0.002% $450,000 New York City 6.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $22B 22500000000 2022/06
Software engineer $155,000 0.002% $140,000 Remote US 2.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $7B 7000000000 2022/06
Data scientist $200,000 0.0002% $20,000 Remote 5.0 3.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $10B 10000000000 2022/06
Senior product manager $258,000 0.009% $600,000 San Francisco Bay Area 8.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $7B 6666666667 2022/05
SDET $165,000 0.002% $300,000 Remote US 4.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $15B 15000000000 2022/04
Backend engineer $105,000 0.0001% $25,000 Remote UK 4.0 0.5 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $25B 25000000000 2022/04
Site reliability engineer $100,000 0.002% $50,000 Remote Australia 3.0 1.0 Post-IPO 501-1000 employees $2B 2500000000 2022/04
Head of Strategy & Analytics $240,000 0.0007% $400,000 Remote US 13.0 3.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $57B 57142857143 2022/04
Senior software engineer $180,000 0.0002% $150,000 Seattle 4.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $75B 75000000000 2022/04
Staff software engineer $236,000 0.0002% $200,000 San Francisco Bay Area 11.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $100B 100000000000 2022/04
Staff software engineer $200,000 0.004% $500,000 Remote US 6.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-2000 employees $12B 12500000000 2022/04
Senior software engineer $230,000 0.002% $800,000 Remote US 9.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $40B 40000000000 2022/04
Technical product manager $212,000 0.004% $315,000 Seattle 8.0 0.0 Post-IPO 501-1000 employees $8B 7875000000 2022/04
Director of engineering $230,000 0.02% $20,000,000 Remote US 22.0 4.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $100B 100000000000 2022/04
Senior software engineer $277,000 0.0005% $175,000 Remote US 7.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $35B 35000000000 2022/04
Engineering manager $309,000 0.001% $400,000 Remote US 12.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $40B 40000000000 2022/04
Senior software engineer $250,000 0.002% $1,500,000 San Francisco Bay Area 11.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $75B 75000000000 2022/04
Senior product manager $180,000 0.001% $50,000 New York City 8.0 3.0 Post-IPO 501-1000 employees $5B 5000000000 2022/03
Staff software engineer $235,000 0.01% $960,000 Remote US 10.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $10B 9600000000 2022/03
Senior software engineer $220,000 0.0% $300,000 Santa Clara 7.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees - - 2022/03
Design manager $195,000 0.005% $430,000 Remote US 15.0 2.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $9B 8600000000 2022/03
Senior product manager $218,000 0.006% $200,000 New York City 6.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $3B 3333333333 2022/03
Senior product manager $190,000 0.001% $160,000 Seattle 4.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $16B 16000000000 2022/03
Senior product manager $210,000 0.003% $500,000 Remote US 10.0 1.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $17B 16666666667 2022/03
Senior product manager $170,000 0.001% $530,000 Los Angeles 8.0 1.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $53B 53000000000 2022/03
Senior product manager $225,000 0.002% $1,300,000 Los Angeles 11.0 1.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $65B 65000000000 2022/03
Product manager $180,000 0.001% $340,000 Remote US 6.0 1.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $34B 34000000000 2022/03
Senior product manager $165,000 0.0% $280,000 San Francisco Bay Area 3.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees - - 2022/03
Growth analyst $93,000 0.001% $12,000 Remote US 4.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $1B 1200000000 2022/02
Director of Marketing & Sales $225,000 0.17% - Remote 4.0 0.0 Post-IPO 51-100 employees - - 2022/02
Forward deployed engineer $131,000 0.006% $200,000 San Francisco 2.0 2.0 Post-IPO 501-1000 employees $3B 3333333333 2022/02
Senior product manager $202,000 0.016% $160,000 Remote US 6.5 1.0 Post-IPO 201-500 employees $1B 1000000000 2022/02
Product manager $125,000 0.002% $100,000 London 4.0 0.5 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $5B 5000000000 2022/02
Senior product manager $190,000 0.04% - San Francisco 7.0 1.5 Post-IPO 501-1000 employees - - 2022/02
Product manager $180,000 0.002% $200,000 San Francisco 3.5 3.5 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $10B 10000000000 2022/02
Product designer $165,000 0.16% - San Francisco 8.0 1.5 Post-IPO 501-1000 employees - - 2022/02
Director of Product $305,000 0.056% $420,000 Remote US 8.0 4.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $750M 750000000 2022/01
Senior software engineer $192,000 0.01% $3,000,000 San Francisco 4.0 4.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $30B 30000000000 2021/12

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It's your % ownership of the startup. Calculated one of two ways:
โ€ข Your total # of shares รท Fully diluted outstanding shares x 100 โ€” confirm that it's fully diluted; otherwise, your stake will look higher than it truly is
โ€ข Current value of your shares รท current company valuation x 100 โ€” value is based on preferred price (what investors paid); updates with each fundraise

Always make sure you have the numerator and the denominator.

Equity % helps you project what you stand to make. For example, if you have a 1% equity stake in a startup valued at $100M, which eventually IPOs at $1B, your stake will be worth 1% * $1B * dilution rate โ€” dilution rate varies, but a rule of thumb is to assume 10-25% per funding round. This means the earlier you join, the more diluted you'll become. But you'll also have a lower strike price and usually a much bigger % to start with.

TLDR: know your comp band, target a percentile in-line with how strongly the company needs your skillset, and counter based on what you care about most (salary, equity, bonus, benefits).

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