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The Pilot Founder Salary Report

The Pilot Founder Salary Report

Written by 
Pilot Team
September 14, 2021
The Pilot Founder Salary Report

One of the most frequent, consistent questions we've received from our founder partners is, "how much should I be paying myself?

It's not a question we could easily answer because real-world benchmark data was hard to find, and what was available needed to be more general to help our clients. So, we built the resource our clients (and many others) wanted.

We talked to 150+ founders from startups around the world of varying stages and sizes and got answers to the big questions around salary:

  • How much do they pay themselves?
  • How many employees do they have?
  • How much funding have they raised?
  • Where is their company located?

The results from the survey were compiled and put into the 2021 Founder Salary Report, which you can download here.

We hope the results from the report help provide a sense of what other founders in similar positions pay themselves.

If you're looking for the 2022 Founder Salary Report, you can get that report here.

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