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Founder Salary Report 2022

How much should you be paying yourself?
Pilot’s annual Founder Salary Report provides a sense of what other founders in similar positions are doing and what trends they are facing. We hope this report proves helpful as you determine what’s right for you and your company.
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What's inside

Ranges, averages, and distributions for 500+ founder salaries

Salary analysis by company size, funding level, and geography

Deep-dive breakouts for regions, including the SF Bay Area, New York, and Remote

Founders often start with a low salary
46%
of founders pay themselves less than $100K annually
Geography plays a major role in a startup's overall finances and salaries.
$134K
Remote
$88K
LA Area
$124K
Texas Area
$127K
NYC Area
$140K
Boston Area
$128K
SF Bay Area

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