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
Head of Growth $225,000 $225,000 1.0% $800,000 $800,000 Remote US 8.0 2.0 Series A 11-50 employees $80M 2023/04
Head of Growth $100,000 $100,000 1.5% - - Remote US 5.0 0.5 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/03
Head of Growth $200,000 $200,000 0.7% - - San Francisco Bay Area 7.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees - 2022/03
Head of Growth $130,000 $130,000 0.44% - - San Francisco 4.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees - 2022/03
Head of Growth $188,000 $188,000 0.43% - - San Francisco 6.0 0.0 Series A 51-100 employees - 2022/03
Head of Growth $216,000 $216,000 0.62% - - San Francisco Bay Area 8.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 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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