re: How To Negotiate Your Salary As A Developer VIEW POST


As someone that has sought a lot of jobs, and hired a lot of devs, this is great advice. A few more to add:

  • Understand the relative pay scales at the top-tier (FANG), mid-tier, late stage startup, early stage startup. These types of companies do NOT pay at the same level, but they do generally pay comparably within their cohort.

  • At the top tier and late stage startup, stock grants can be a large part of your compensation. Understand the grant's present vs. future value. Stock from other types of companies should usually be excluded from your comp calculation.

  • Similarly for the FANGs and the wanna-be-FANGs, level is everything. Generally more important to negotiate your level than the exact comp number.

  • Some other good sources of comp info include Gitlab and Buffer.

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