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
Senior data engineer $225,000 $225,000 0.16% $800,000 $800,000 New York City 10.0 0.5 Series B 101-200 employees $500M 2023/01
Senior data engineer $200,000 $200,000 0.006% $660,000 $660,000 San Francisco Bay Area 6.0 1.0 Series F 1001-5000 employees $11B 2022/10
Senior data engineer $170,000 $170,000 0.008% $240,000 $240,000 Remote US 20.0 3.0 Series D 201-500 employees $3B 2022/08
Senior data engineer $200,000 $200,000 0.13% $300,000 $300,000 Remote US 11.0 0.0 Series B 101-200 employees $231M 2022/07
Senior data engineer $215,000 $215,000 0.016% $480,000 $480,000 Remote US 9.0 0.0 Series D 201-500 employees $3B 2022/06
Senior data engineer $240,000 $240,000 0.06% - - Remote 5.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 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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