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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
VP of Engineering $350,000 $350,000 0.4% $4,000,000 $4,000,000 San Francisco Bay Area 12.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees $1B 2023/01
VP of Engineering $170,000 $170,000 0.89% $250,000 $250,000 Remote Germany 20.0 1.5 Series A 51-100 employees $28M 2022/09
VP of Engineering $375,000 $375,000 1.4% $1,000,000 $1,000,000 San Francisco 11.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees $71M 2022/07
VP of Engineering $300,000 $300,000 1.0% $4,000,000 $4,000,000 Remote US 16.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees $400M 2022/07
SVP of engineering $700,000 $700,000 0.054% $5,400,000 $5,400,000 Remote US 30.0 7.0 Post-IPO 1001-5000 employees $10B 2022/07
VP of Engineering $255,000 $255,000 0.15% $300,000 $300,000 Remote US 12.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees $200M 2022/06
VP of Engineering $220,000 $220,000 1.0% $450,000 $450,000 Remote Canada 15.0 1.0 Series B 51-100 employees $45M 2022/06
VP of Engineering $330,000 $330,000 0.35% $630,000 $630,000 San Francisco 15.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees $180M 2022/06
VP of Engineering $250,000 $250,000 2.0% $1,000,000 $1,000,000 San Francisco 10.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees $50M 2022/06
VP of Engineering $200,000 $200,000 1.7% $600,000 $600,000 San Francisco 15.0 4.0 Series A 11-50 employees $35M 2022/05
VP of Engineering $250,000 $250,000 0.3% $1,200,000 $1,200,000 San Francisco Bay Area 25.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 employees $400M 2022/04
VP of Engineering $300,000 $300,000 2.67% $2,000,000 $2,000,000 San Francisco 10.0 8.0 Series B 51-100 employees $75M 2022/04
VP of Engineering $165,000 $165,000 2.5% - - Remote US 11.0 2.0 Pre-Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/03
VP of Engineering $250,000 $250,000 1.0% - - Remote US 15.0 0.0 Series A 11-50 employees - 2022/03
VP of Engineering $180,000 $180,000 2.0% $1,000,000 $1,000,000 Remote US 5.0 0.5 Seed 11-50 employees $50M 2022/02
VP of Engineering $195,000 $195,000 1.0% - - Remote US 20.0 1.0 Seed 11-50 employees - 2022/02
VP of Engineering $190,000 $190,000 5.0% - - Remote US 11.0 2.0 Seed 11-50 employees - 2022/02
VP of Engineering $175,000 $175,000 0.85% - - Remote US 6.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/02
VP of Engineering $125,000 $125,000 2.5% - - San Francisco Bay Area 5.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
VP of Engineering $225,000 $225,000 1.19% - - San Francisco Bay Area 10.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
VP of Engineering $260,000 $260,000 1.25% - - Remote US 8.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
VP of Engineering $175,000 $175,000 2.5% - - New York City 8.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
VP of Engineering $155,000 $155,000 1.25% - - New York City 8.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
VP of Engineering $125,000 $125,000 2.5% - - Houston 5.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
VP of Engineering $125,000 $125,000 2.5% - - Austin 5.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
VP of Engineering $110,000 $110,000 0.88% - - Austin 7.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
VP of Engineering $260,000 $260,000 1.25% - - Austin 7.0 0.0 Seed 1-10 employees - 2022/01
VP of Engineering $280,000 $280,000 0.13% - - San Francisco 8.0 0.0 Series B 51-100 employees - 2022/01
VP of Engineering $225,000 $225,000 0.65% - - San Francisco 8.0 0.0 Series C 101-200 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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