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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 engineering $188,000 $188,000 0.052% $520,000 $520,000 Toronto 15.0 0.5 Series C 101-200 employees $1B 2022/11
Director of engineering $325,000 $325,000 0.035% $700,000 $700,000 Remote US 12.0 0.0 Series D 201-500 employees $2B 2022/10
Director of engineering $255,000 $255,000 0.1% $250,000 $250,000 Colorado 25.0 1.0 Series B 201-500 employees $250M 2022/10
Senior director of engineering $300,000 $300,000 0.725% $7,250 $7,250 Remote US 11.0 2.0 Seed 11-50 employees $1M 2022/08
Director of engineering $240,000 $240,000 0.12% $1,000,000 $1,000,000 Seattle 20.0 4.0 Series C 501-1000 employees $833M 2022/07
Director of engineering $300,000 $300,000 0.1% $700,000 $700,000 San Francisco Bay Area 11.0 0.0 Series D 201-500 employees $700M 2022/07
Director of engineering $240,000 $240,000 0.08% $2,000,000 $2,000,000 Remote US 18.0 1.5 Series D 201-500 employees $2B 2022/07
Director of engineering $361,000 $361,000 0.014% $1,400,000 $1,400,000 San Francisco 15.0 0.0 Series H 1001-5000 employees $10B 2022/06
Director of engineering $285,000 $285,000 0.14% $1,500,000 $1,500,000 San Francisco 11.0 0.0 Series D 201-500 employees $1B 2022/06
Director of engineering $420,000 $420,000 0.032% $1,600,000 $1,600,000 San Francisco Bay Area 15.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees $5B 2022/06
Senior director of engineering $350,000 $350,000 0.033% $1,300,000 $1,300,000 Seattle 20.0 0.0 Series C 501-1000 employees $4B 2022/05
Director of engineering $300,000 $300,000 0.11% $1,200,000 $1,200,000 Remote US 11.0 0.0 Series E 501-1000 employees $1B 2022/04
Director of engineering $230,000 $230,000 0.02% $20,000,000 $20,000,000 Remote US 22.0 4.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $100B 2022/04
Director of engineering $400,000 $400,000 0.16% $1,750,000 $1,750,000 San Francisco 7.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees $1B 2022/04
Director of engineering $280,000 $280,000 0.08% $1,200,000 $1,200,000 Remote US 11.0 0.0 Series E 501-1000 employees $2B 2022/04
Director of engineering $199,000 $199,000 0.011% - - Atlanta 17.0 6.0 Series D 101-200 employees - 2022/02
Director of engineering $280,000 $280,000 0.08% - - New York City 8.0 5.0 Series B 51-100 employees - 2022/02
Director of engineering $350,000 $350,000 0.28% - - Remote US 18.0 0.0 Series B 101-200 employees - 2022/02
Director of engineering $198,000 $198,000 0.45% - - Remote US 7.0 0.0 Series B 101-200 employees - 2022/02
Director of engineering $175,000 $175,000 2.5% - - Seattle 9.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $180,000 $180,000 3.1% - - San Francisco 10.0 0.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $170,000 $170,000 0.83% - - San Francisco 4.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $200,000 $200,000 1.1% - - San Francisco 9.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $190,000 $190,000 2.0% - - San Francisco 10.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $220,000 $220,000 1.1% - - Los Angeles 9.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $140,000 $140,000 0.88% - - Atlanta 7.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $188,000 $188,000 0.2% - - Dallas 7.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $225,000 $225,000 0.16% - - Seattle 12.0 0.0 Series C 201-500 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $250,000 $250,000 0.18% - - San Francisco Bay Area 8.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $250,000 $250,000 0.09% - - San Francisco Bay Area 9.0 0.0 Series C 201-500 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $222,000 $222,000 0.2% - - San Francisco 8.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $190,000 $190,000 0.43% - - San Francisco 9.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $280,000 $280,000 0.05% - - Remote US 10.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $205,000 $205,000 0.19% - - Los Angeles 10.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees - 2022/01
Director of engineering $222,000 $222,000 0.08% - - Los Angeles 11.0 0.0 Series C 201-500 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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