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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
Staff software engineer $190,000 $190,000 0.5% $175,000 $175,000 Remote US 10.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees $35M 2023/01
Staff software engineer $256,000 $256,000 0.001% $715,000 $715,000 San Francisco Bay Area 12.0 2.0 Series H 5000+ employees $72B 2023/01
Staff software engineer $215,000 $215,000 0.1% $200,000+$100K $200,000 Remote US 11.0 0.0 Series A 51-100 employees $200M 2022/11
Staff software engineer $284,000 $284,000 0.188% $188,000 $188,000 San Francisco Bay Area 10.0 0.0 Series A 51-100 employees $100M 2022/11
Staff software engineer $220,000 $220,000 0.15% $600,000 $600,000 Remote US 7.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees $400M 2022/11
Staff software engineer $185,000+$15K $185,000 0.45% $360,000+$72K $360,000 San Francisco Bay Area 10.0 0.0 Seed 51-100 employees $80M 2022/11
Staff software engineer $250,000 $250,000 0.0216% $400,000 $400,000 Remote US 8.0 0.0 Series G 501-1000 employees $2B 2022/11
Staff software engineer $230,000 $230,000 0.0125% $187,500 $187,500 Remote US 9.0 0.0 Series C 201-500 employees $2B 2022/11
Staff software engineer $170,000 $170,000 0.0073% $1,100,000 $1,100,000 Remote Canada 9.0 0.0 Series E 501-1000 employees $15B 2022/11
Staff software engineer $170,000 $170,000 0.34% $1,200,000 $1,200,000 Remote US 8.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees $353M 2022/10
Staff software engineer $295,000 $295,000 0.035% $1,050,000 $1,050,000 Remote US 10.0 0.0 Series C 201-500 employees $3B 2022/10
Staff software engineer $220,000 $220,000 0.05% $150,000 $150,000 Remote US 10.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees $300M 2022/10
Staff software engineer $295,000 $295,000 0.035% $1,050,000 $1,050,000 Remote US 10.0 0.0 Series C 201-500 employees $3B 2022/10
Staff software engineer $240,000 $240,000 0.0225% $90,000 $90,000 Remote US 15.0 1.0 Series B 101-200 employees $400M 2022/09
Staff software engineer $230,000 $230,000 0.018% $2,000,000 $2,000,000 San Francisco 8.0 0.0 Series D 1001-5000 employees $11B 2022/09
Staff software engineer $275,000 $275,000 0.003% $160,000 $160,000 Remote US 6.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $5B 2022/09
Staff software engineer $283,000 $283,000 0.02% $7,300,000 $7,300,000 San Francisco Bay Area 10.0 0.0 Series H 1001-5000 employees $36B 2022/08
Staff software engineer $300,000 $300,000 0.017% $2,000,000 $2,000,000 San Francisco 10.0 2.0 Series F 1001-5000 employees $12B 2022/08
Staff software engineer $300,000 $300,000 0.014% $390,000 $390,000 Remote US 9.0 0.0 Series F 501-1000 employees $3B 2022/08
Staff software engineer $225,000 $225,000 0.11% $165,000 $165,000 San Francisco Bay Area 12.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees $150M 2022/08
Staff software engineer $230,000 $230,000 0.016% $650,000 $650,000 Remote US 16.0 0.0 Series F 501-1000 employees $4B 2022/08
Staff software engineer $253,000 $253,000 0.01% $300,000 $300,000 Remote US 9.0 0.0 Series F 501-1000 employees $3B 2022/08
Staff software engineer $250,000 $250,000 0.1% $500,000 $500,000 Remote US 8.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees $500M 2022/07
Staff software engineer $275,000 $275,000 0.012% $1,500,000 $1,500,000 Remote US 13.0 0.0 Series F 501-1000 employees $12B 2022/06
Staff software engineer $200,000 $200,000 0.22% $1,000,000 $1,000,000 Remote US 8.0 0.0 Series B 11-50 employees $455M 2022/06
Staff software engineer $270,000 $270,000 0.063% $1,000,000 $1,000,000 San Francisco Bay Area 6.0 0.0 Series C 1001-5000 employees $2B 2022/06
Staff software engineer $265,000 $265,000 0.015% $1,000,000 $1,000,000 Remote US 6.0 0.0 Series D 1001-5000 employees $7B 2022/06
Staff software engineer $525,000 $525,000 0.006% $700,000 $700,000 Remote US 13.0 0.0 Series D 1001-5000 employees $12B 2022/06
Senior staff software engineer $465,000 $465,000 0.045% $1,800,000 $1,800,000 San Francisco 15.0 0.0 Series D 201-500 employees $4B 2022/06
Staff software engineer $230,000 $230,000 0.011% $465,000 $465,000 Seattle 9.0 0.0 Series G 1001-5000 employees $4B 2022/06
Staff software engineer $250,000 $250,000 0.009% $1,200,000 $1,200,000 San Francisco 8.0 0.5 Series D 1001-5000 employees $13B 2022/05
Senior staff software engineer $225,000 $225,000 0.14% $1,400,000 $1,400,000 Singapore 18.0 0.0 Series E 501-1000 employees $1B 2022/05
Staff software engineer $350,000 $350,000 0.04% $1,500,000 $1,500,000 Remote US 10.0 0.0 Series D 201-500 employees $4B 2022/05
Staff software engineer $200,000 $200,000 0.25% $188,000 $188,000 San Francisco Bay Area 8.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees $75M 2022/05
Staff software engineer $270,000 $270,000 0.03% $900,000 $900,000 San Francisco Bay Area 7.0 0.0 Series D 201-500 employees $3B 2022/05
Senior staff software engineer $387,000 $387,000 0.012% $1,710,000 $1,710,000 Remote US 12.0 0.0 Series C 501-1000 employees $14B 2022/05
Staff software engineer $210,000 $210,000 0.29% $310,000 $310,000 Remote US 10.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees $107M 2022/05
Staff software engineer $275,000 $275,000 0.005% $1,700,000 $1,700,000 Seattle 11.0 0.0 Series H 1001-5000 employees $34B 2022/05
Staff software engineer $250,000 $250,000 0.25% - - Remote US 10.0 0.0 Series A 1-10 employees - 2022/04
Staff software engineer $225,000 $225,000 0.006% $100,000 $100,000 Denver 11.0 0.0 Series D 501-1000 employees $2B 2022/04
Staff software engineer $175,000 $175,000 0.12% $240,000 $240,000 Phoenix 12.0 1.0 Series B 201-500 employees $200M 2022/04
Staff software engineer $230,000 $230,000 0.05% $500,000 $500,000 Remote US 8.0 0.0 Series D 201-500 employees $1B 2022/04
Senior staff software engineer $275,000 $275,000 0.015% $120,000 $120,000 San Francisco Bay Area 14.0 0.0 Series D 201-500 employees $800M 2022/04
Staff software engineer $236,000 $236,000 0.0002% $200,000 $200,000 San Francisco Bay Area 11.0 0.0 Post-IPO 5000+ employees $100B 2022/04
Staff software engineer $200,000 $200,000 0.004% $500,000 $500,000 Remote US 6.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-2000 employees $12B 2022/04
Staff software engineer $236,000 $236,000 0.16% $300,000 $300,000 San Francisco Bay Area 8.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees $188M 2022/04
Staff software engineer $275,000 $275,000 0.15% $160,000 $160,000 Remote 6.0 0.5 Series A 51-100 employees $107M 2022/04
Staff software engineer $200,000 $200,000 0.1% $500,000 $500,000 Remote US 10.0 0.0 Series C 201-500 employees $500M 2022/04
Staff software engineer $250,000 $250,000 0.04% $400,000 $400,000 Remote US 14.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees $1B 2022/04
Staff software engineer $245,000 $245,000 0.04% $150,000 $150,000 Remote US 14.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees $375M 2022/04
Staff software engineer $220,000 $220,000 0.004% $175,000 $175,000 Remote US 5.0 0.0 Series F 501-1000 employees $4B 2022/03
Staff software engineer $235,000 $235,000 0.01% $960,000 $960,000 Remote US 10.0 0.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $10B 2022/03
Staff software engineer $230,000 $230,000 1.0% - - Remote US 12.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/03
Senior staff software engineer $350,000 $350,000 0.2% $2,000,000 $2,000,000 Remote US 12.0 0.0 Series D 101-200 employees $1B 2022/03
Staff software engineer $160,000 $160,000 0.22% $60,000 $60,000 Remote US 9.0 2.0 Series A 11-50 employees $27M 2022/03
Staff software engineer $230,000 $230,000 0.15% $130,000 $130,000 Remote US 13.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees $87M 2022/03
Staff software engineer $235,000 $235,000 0.2% $400,000 $400,000 Remote US 7.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees $200M 2022/03
Staff software engineer $200,000 $200,000 1.0% $600,000 $600,000 Remote US 8.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees $60M 2022/03
Staff software engineer $170,000 $170,000 0.02% $1,900,000 $1,900,000 Remote US 5.0 2.0 Series D 1001-5000 employees $10B 2022/02
Staff software engineer $230,000 $230,000 0.18% - - Remote US 13.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $130,000 $130,000 1.0% - - Remote US 11.0 1.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $180,000 $180,000 0.001% - - San Francisco 8.0 2.0 Series C 201-500 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $180,000 $180,000 0.325% $130,000 $130,000 Austin 20.0 6.0 Series A 51-100 employees $40M 2022/02
Staff software engineer $253,000 $253,000 0.175% - - Remote US 13.0 0.5 Series A 11-50 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $236,000 $236,000 0.06% - - Remote US 15.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $225,000 $225,000 0.24% - - San Francisco Bay Area 10.0 3.0 Series B 51-100 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $220,000 $220,000 0.28% - - Remote 8.0 0.0 Series A 51-100 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $300,000 $300,000 0.03% - - San Francisco Bay Area 10.0 0.0 Series D 501-1000 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $200,000 $200,000 0.5% - - Remote US 8.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $240,000 $240,000 0.003% - - Seattle 7.0 0.0 Series E 501-1000 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $260,000 $260,000 0.02% - - San Francisco Bay Area 8.0 0.0 Series E 501-1000 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $200,000 $200,000 0.25% - - Remote US 7.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees - 2022/02
Staff software engineer $170,000 $170,000 0.18% - - New York City 5.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $187,000 $187,000 0.3% - - London 7.0 0.0 Seed 11-50 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $200,000 $200,000 0.21% - - Santa Clara 10.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $270,000 $270,000 0.22% - - San Francisco Bay Area 11.0 0.0 Series A 51-100 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $160,000 $160,000 0.15% - - San Francisco 5.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $195,000 $195,000 0.3% - - San Francisco 10.0 0.0 Series A 1-10 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $150,000 $150,000 0.1% - - Remote US 5.0 2.0 Series A 201-500 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $210,000 $210,000 0.34% - - Remote US 11.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $165,000 $165,000 0.25% - - San Francisco Bay Area 7.0 0.0 Series B 11-50 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $195,000 $195,000 0.5% - - San Francisco 6.0 4.0 Series B 51-100 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $180,000 $180,000 0.1% - - San Francisco 8.0 0.0 Series B 101-200 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $215,000 $215,000 0.15% - - San Francisco 10.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $215,000 $215,000 0.07% - - Remote US 15.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees - 2022/01
Senior staff software engineer $230,000 $230,000 0.25% - - San Francisco Bay Area 10.0 0.0 Series B 11-50 employees - 2022/01
Senior staff software engineer $275,000 $275,000 0.2% - - San Francisco 9.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $225,000 $225,000 0.1% - - San Francisco 12.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $225,000 $225,000 0.1% - - Remote US 15.0 0.0 Series C 51-100 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $160,000 $160,000 0.006% - - Atlanta 12.0 2.0 Series C 1001-5000 employees - 2022/01
Senior staff software engineer $230,000 $230,000 0.005% - - Remote US 12.0 1.0 Series C 201-500 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $200,000 $200,000 0.12% - - San Francisco 11.0 4.0 Series D 201-500 employees - 2022/01
Staff software engineer $148,000 $148,000 0.88% - - Austin 5.0 0.0 Series E 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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