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Title Salary Hide salary, order only Equity % Equity $ Hide equity, order only Location Total YOE Years at Startup Stage Size Valuation Date
Lead data scientist $105,000 $105,000 0.0012% $316,000 $316,000 Australia 10.0 3.0 Series H 1001-5000 employees $26B 2023/01
Senior data scientist $145,000 $145,000 0.2% $100,000 $100,000 Remote US 4.0 1.0 Series B 51-100 employees $50M 2023/01
Senior data scientist $190,000 $190,000 0.4% $180,000 $180,000 New York City 5.0 0.0 Seed 11-50 employees $45M 2022/10
Principal data scientist $240,000 $240,000 0.14% $770,000 $770,000 Remote US 20.0 1.0 Series C 101-200 employees $550M 2022/10
Senior data scientist $410,000 $410,000 0.0013% $160,000 $160,000 New York City 6.0 2.0 Series E 1001-5000 employees $12B 2022/10
Data scientist $150,000 $150,000 0.09% $180,000 $180,000 Remote US 1.0 0.0 Series B 201-500 employees $200M 2022/09
Staff data scientist $300,000 $300,000 0.1% $50,000 $50,000 Remote US 6.0 0.5 Seed 11-50 employees $50M 2022/09
Senior data scientist $240,000 $240,000 0.019% $650,000 $650,000 Remote US 8.0 0.0 Series D 201-500 employees $3B 2022/08
Senior data scientist $175,000 $175,000 0.15% $1,200,000 $1,200,000 San Francisco Bay Area 4.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees $800M 2022/08
Lead data scientist $160,000 $160,000 0.04% $80,000 $80,000 Remote US 4.0 0.0 Series B 11-50 employees $200M 2022/07
Senior data scientist $220,000 $220,000 0.005% $50,000 $50,000 Remote US 8.0 0.5 Series D 501-1000 employees $1B 2022/07
Senior data scientist $220,000 $220,000 0.024% $220,000 $220,000 Remote US 5.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees $917M 2022/07
Data scientist $170,000 $170,000 0.0001% $130,000 $130,000 San Francisco Bay Area 4.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $130B 2022/07
Senior data scientist $210,000 $210,000 0.05% $500,000 $500,000 Remote US 11.0 0.0 Series D 501-1000 employees $1B 2022/06
Data scientist $180,000 $180,000 0.024% $13,000 $13,000 Remote US 4.0 0.0 Series A 51-100 employees $54M 2022/06
Data scientist $200,000 $200,000 0.0002% $20,000 $20,000 Remote 5.0 3.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $10B 2022/06
Senior data scientist $205,000 $205,000 0.57% $200,000 $200,000 Remote US 9.0 0.5 Seed 11-50 employees $35M 2022/05
Data scientist $250,000 $250,000 6.0% $72,000 $72,000 San Francisco 5.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees $1M 2022/05
Senior data scientist $195,000 $195,000 0.17% $360,000 $360,000 San Francisco Bay Area 5.0 3.0 Series B 51-100 employees $212M 2022/04
Senior data scientist $230,000 $230,000 0.011% $500,000 $500,000 Remote US 5.0 0.0 Series E 501-1000 employees $5B 2022/04
Senior data scientist $145,000 $145,000 0.08% - - New York City 5.0 0.5 Series A 11-10 employees - 2022/04
Data scientist $170,000 $170,000 0.02% - - Remote US 4.0 0.0 Series B 201-500 employees - 2022/03
Data scientist $120,000 $120,000 0.2% - - Austin 2.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/03
Senior data scientist $165,000 $165,000 0.1% - - New York City 3.0 0.0 Seed 11-50 employees - 2022/03
Senior data scientist $120,000 $120,000 0.18% - - Boston 3.0 0.0 Seed 11-50 employees - 2022/03
Lead data scientist $200,000 $200,000 5.0% $500,000 $500,000 San Francisco Bay Area 6.0 0.0 Seed 11-50 employees $10M 2022/03
Data scientist $165,000 $165,000 1.0% - - San Francisco 3.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/03
Data scientist $140,000 $140,000 0.1% $10,000 $10,000 Seattle 2.0 0.0 Seed 51-100 employees $10M 2022/03
Data scientist $125,000 $125,000 0.5% - - New York City 2.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/03
Data scientist $140,000 $140,000 0.12% - - Boston 2.0 0.0 Seed 11-50 employees - 2022/03
Data scientist $180,000 $180,000 0.16% - - New York City 2.0 0.0 Seed 11-50 employees - 2022/03
Data scientist $150,000 $150,000 1.0% - - San Francisco 3.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/03
Data scientist $135,000 $135,000 1.0% - - New York City 3.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/03
Data scientist $150,000 $150,000 0.2% - - Boise 3.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/03
Data scientist $115,000 $115,000 2.0% - - New York City 3.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/03
Data scientist $190,000 $190,000 0.35% $13,000 $13,000 San Francisco 4.0 0.0 Seed 11-50 employees $4M 2022/03
Data scientist $180,000 $180,000 0.15% $75,000 $75,000 San Francisco Bay Area 7.0 0.5 Seed 11-50 employees $50M 2022/03
Data scientist $170,000 $170,000 0.15% - - New York City 3.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees - 2022/03
Data scientist $120,000 $120,000 0.1% - - Remote US 5.0 0.0 Series A 1-10 employees - 2022/03
Senior data scientist $170,000 $170,000 0.1% - - San Francisco 4.0 0.0 Series B 11-50 employees - 2022/03
Data scientist $135,000 $135,000 0.7% - - Remote US 3.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees - 2022/03
Senior data scientist $200,000 $200,000 0.5% - - Remote 7.0 3.0 Series C 201-500 employees - 2022/03

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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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