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We Looked at 101 Startup CEO Salaries – Here’s What We Found

A startup CEO salary ranges. A lot.

Founders taking low salaries also show very well when going to raise money. VC would much rather back a scrappy, frugal founder than one that spends gratuitously and the CEO salary tells you a lot about the CEO’s mantra.

$276k Is the Median Startup CEO Salary for a Very Successful Company. Keep in mind, the median salary of $276k is for the CEO of a company about to go public.

In other words, these companies were all tremendously successful up to the point of going public, yet the CEO’s salary was still lower than that we’ve seen for some Series A startups, especially on the West Coast. Be sure to temper your salary accordingly based on the stage of your company.

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