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Title Salary Equity % Equity $ Location Total YOE Years at Startup Stage Size Valuation Hide valuation, order only Date
CTO $110,000 20.0% $2,500,000 Remote US 8.0 5.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees $12M 12500000 2022/09
Founding software engineer $180,000 1.0% - New York City 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/08
Content manager $100,000 0.06% $3,000 New York City 8.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 51-100 employees $5M 5000000 2022/08
Founding software engineer $150,000 1.27% $190,000 Germany 15.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees $15M 14960630 2022/08
Software engineer $175,000 0.2% $60,000 Remote US 6.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees $30M 30000000 2022/07
Product manager $145,000 0.03% $150,000 Remote US 5.0 0.5 Pre-Seed 11-50 employees $500M 500000000 2022/07
Senior software engineer $165,000 2.0% - San Francisco Bay Area 8.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/06
Machine learning engineer $250,000 2.5% $375,000 San Francisco Bay Area 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees $15M 15000000 2022/06
Lead software engineer $150,000 3.0% $30,000 Remote US 6.0 2.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees $1M 1000000 2022/04
Product lead $175,000 0.5% - Remote US 8.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/03
Head of Data Science $160,000 0.6% - Los Angeles 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/03
Data scientist $120,000 0.2% - Austin 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/03
VP of Engineering $165,000 2.5% - Remote US 11.0 2.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/03
VP of Sales $140,000 0.2% - San Francisco Bay Area 7.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 11-50 employees - - 2022/03
VP of Business Development $200,000 4.5% - Los Angeles 10.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/03
Software sales executive $85,000 0.18% - Austin 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/03
Marketing manager $140,000 3.0% - San Francisco Bay Area 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/03
Head of Partnerships $200,000 4.0% - New York City 10.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/03
Growth lead $160,000 3.0% - New York City 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/03
Director of Sales $130,000 1.5% - Miami 8.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/03
Account executive $180,000 0.3% - San Francisco 4.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/03
Lead full stack engineer $185,000 3.0% - Sacramento 25.0 3.0 Pre-Seed 11-50 employees - - 2022/02
Director of Product $164,000 3.0% - Austin 4.0 1.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Product designer $165,000 0.73% - Remote US 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Senior software engineer $90,000 4.0% - Remote US 7.0 1.5 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Chief of staff $148,000 0.76% - Remote US 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Founding full stack engineer $182,000 3.5% - Remote US 4.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Product designer $115,000 0.54% - Remote US 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Founding product designer $142,000 0.38% - Remote US 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Engineering lead $160,000 1.4% - Remote US 4.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Founding full stack engineer $185,000 1.7% - New York City 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Founding full stack engineer $160,000 0.73% - Remote US 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Manager, FP&A $143,000 0.3% - Chicago 6.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Manager, BizOps $130,000 0.5% - San Francisco 4.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Manager, BizOps $110,000 0.75% - San Francisco 4.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Manager, BizOps $130,000 0.5% - New York City 4.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Manager, BizOps $90,000 0.3% - Boston 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Director of BizOps $170,000 1.7% - Atlanta 6.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Product designer $160,000 1.3% - New York City 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Product designer $115,000 1.5% - Los Angeles 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Technical product manager $120,000 0.83% - New York City 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Senior product manager $150,000 0.81% - San Francisco 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Product manager $138,000 0.78% - Toronto 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Product manager $135,000 1.63% - San Francisco 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Product manager $138,000 0.78% - San Francisco 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Product manager $135,000 1.63% - New York City 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Product manager $135,000 0.6% - New York City 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Product manager $70,500 5.0% - Copenhagen, Denmark 5.0 1.0 Pre-Seed 11-50 employees - - 2022/02
Product manager $138,000 0.78% - Austin 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Product lead $150,000 2.75% - New York City 4.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Head of Product $175,000 5.0% - San Francisco 8.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Head of Product $155,000 5.5% - San Francisco 9.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Head of Product $80,000 6.0% - New York City 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Head of Product $150,000 6.5% - Los Angeles 9.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Head of Product $125,000 8.75% - Chicago 6.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
CPO $20,000 38.0% - Dubai 12.0 1.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/02
Software engineer $152,000 0.46% - Seattle 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Software engineer $140,000 1.06% - Seattle 4.5 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Software engineer $162,000 0.46% - San Francisco Bay Area 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Software engineer $158,000 1.76% - San Francisco 2.5 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Software engineer $132,000 1.06% - San Francisco 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Software engineer $125,000 0.44% - New York City 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Software engineer $168,000 0.16% - New York City 3.5 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Software engineer $125,000 0.44% - Boston 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Software engineer $130,000 0.21% - Boston 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Senior software engineer lead $130,000 2.5% - New York City 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Senior software engineer $75,000 0.01% - Remote US 2.0 2.0 Pre-Seed 11-50 employees - - 2022/01
Senior software engineer $140,000 0.83% - New York City 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Senior software engineer $120,000 3.5% - New York City 7.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Senior full stack engineer $95,000 0.39% - Remote US 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Mobile developer $100,000 1.19% - Nashville 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Machine learning engineer $120,000 0.15% - Toronto 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Machine learning engineer $128,000 0.08% - San Francisco 4.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Lead software engineer $110,000 4.5% - New York City 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Lead software engineer $110,000 4.5% - Boston 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Lead software engineer $110,000 4.5% - Austin 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Lead iOS developer $140,000 1.5% - Los Angeles 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Lead backend engineer $153,000 0.44% - New York City 8.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Full-stack software engineer $150,000 0.69% - San Francisco Bay Area 4.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Full stack software engineer $125,000 2.33% - San Francisco 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Full stack software engineer $125,000 2.33% - Detroit 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Frontend engineer $115,000 0.2% - Boston 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Founding software engineer lead $165,000 3.5% - Los Angeles 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Founding full stack engineer $163,000 2.08% - Remote US 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Founding full stack engineer $163,000 2.08% - Remote US 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Engineering manager $175,000 3.88% - San Francisco 6.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Director of engineering $175,000 2.5% - Seattle 9.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Director of engineering $180,000 3.1% - San Francisco 10.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
CTO $190,000 6.0% - New York City 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
CTO $105,000 16.25% - New York City 5.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
CTO $125,000 3.25% - Los Angeles 3.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
CTO $120,000 7.75% - Los Angeles 10.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01
Backend engineer $110,000 0.23% - San Francisco Bay Area 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - - 2022/01

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Combination of private submissions and private benchmarks. Exact submission date is listed under "Date" column. All submissions are vetted for accuracy.

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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