Startup Salary & Equity Database

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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
Director of Operations $175,000 $175,000 2.0% $140,000 $140,000 New York City 7.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees $7M 2022/12
Director of Operations $112,000 $112,000 0.25% $125,000 $125,000 Remote US 3.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees $50M 2022/04
Director of Operations $135,000 $135,000 0.4% - - San Francisco 4.0 0.0 Seed 11-50 employees - 2022/02
Director of Operations $220,000 $220,000 10.0% - - Remote US 10.0 0.0 Series A 1-10 employees - 2022/02
Director of Operations $230,000 $230,000 0.02% - - New York City 9.0 6.0 Series D 201-500 employees - 2022/02

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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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