2020 Startup Compensation Guide

Compensation benchmarks for Strategy, Finance, and Operations roles @ Startups and Tech companies

Opus is a boutique recruiting firm that helps connect candidates with Strategy, Finance or Operations backgrounds to opportunities in the startup and tech spaces.

The salaries in this guide reflect compensation data points collected from over 300+ data points across the United States in the past year. Salaries are based off a combination of external data points, internal hiring data, and proprietary Opus information.

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Business Operations

Base Salary Ranges, USD ($)
Pre-Seed / Seed
Seed - Series A
Series B - Series E
Large Tech / Post-IPO
VP (15+ yrs)
$100-150K
$120-200K
$170-250K
$200-300K
Director (7-15 yrs)
$100-130K
$130-180K
$160-230K
$160-250K
Manager (4-7 yrs)
$90-130K
$90-140K
$130-175K
$135-190K
Associate (2-4 yrs)
$80-120K
$85-130K
$95-130K
$110-150K
Analyst (1-2 yrs)
$70-90K
$70-100K
$80-120K
$80-120K
Pre-Seed / Seed
Seed - Series A
Series B - Series E
Large Tech / Post-IPO
VP (15+ yrs)
$80-150K
$90-160K
$150-210K
$200-300K
Director (7-15 yrs)
$80-140K
$90-150K
$130-200K
$170-230K
Manager (4-7 yrs)
$80-120K
$85-130K
$90-150K
$130-170K
Associate (2-4 yrs)
$80-100K
$85-120K
$85-130K
$90-140K
Analyst (1-2 yrs)
$70-90K
$70-100K
$80-120K
$80-130K

Strategic Finance

Base Salary Ranges, USD ($)
Pre-Seed / Seed
Seed - Series A
Series B - Series E
Large Tech / Post-IPO
VP (15+ yrs)
$90-140K
$130-200K
$150-250K
$170-300K
Director (7-15 yrs)
$90-130K
$120-180K
$140-230K
$160-250K
Manager (4-7 yrs)
$80-125K
$90-140K
$100-165K
$130-185K
Associate (2-4 yrs)
$80-110K
$80-125K
$90-140K
$110-150K
Analyst (1-2 yrs)
$70-100K
$75-110K
$80-115K
$80-125K
Pre-Seed / Seed
Seed - Series A
Series B - Series E
Large Tech / Post-IPO
VP (15+ yrs)
$80-150K
$90-160K
$150-210K
$200-300K
Director (7-15 yrs)
$80-140K
$90-150K
$130-200K
$170-230K
Manager (4-7 yrs)
$80-120K
$85-130K
$90-150K
$130-170K
Associate (2-4 yrs)
$80-100K
$85-120K
$85-130K
$90-140K
Analyst (1-2 yrs)
$70-90K
$70-100K
$80-120K
$80-130K

Corporate Development & Strategy

Base Salary Ranges, USD ($)
Pre-Seed / Seed
Seed - Series A
Series B - Series E
Large Tech / Post-IPO
VP (15+ yrs)
$100-150K
$120-200K
$170-250K
$200-300K
Director (7-15 yrs)
$100-140K
$130-180K
$160-230K
$170-250K
Manager (4-7 yrs)
$90-130K
$90-140K
$130-180K
$140-200K
Associate (2-4 yrs)
$80-110K
$85-130K
$90-140K
$110-150K
Analyst (1-2 yrs)
$70-100K
$70-110K
$80-120K
$90-120K
Pre-Seed / Seed
Seed - Series A
Series B - Series E
Large Tech / Post-IPO
VP (15+ yrs)
$90-150K
$100-160K
$150-210K
$200-300K
Director (7-15 yrs)
$90-140K
$90-150K
$130-200K
$170-250K
Manager (4-7 yrs)
$80-120K
$100-130K
$100-150K
$135-190K
Associate (2-4 yrs)
$80-100K
$90-115K
$90-130K
$100-150K
Analyst (1-2 yrs)
$70-90K
$70-100K
$80-120K
$80-125K

Chief of Staff

Base Salary Ranges, USD ($)
Pre-Seed / Seed
Seed - Series A
Series B - Series E
Large Tech / Post-IPO
Sr (10+ yrs)
$100-150K
$100-170K
$130-200K
$170-225K
Mid (5-10 yrs)
$100-150K
$100-150K
$120-175K
$135-200K
Jr (2-5 yrs)
$70-120K
$70-120K
$90-140K
$100-150K
Pre-Seed / Seed
Seed - Series A
Series B - Series E
Large Tech / Post-IPO
Sr (10+ yrs)
$100-150K
$100-170K
$130-200K
$170-250K
Mid (5-10 yrs)
$90-150K
$100-160K
$130-200K
$150-210K
Jr (2-5 yrs)
$70-110K
$80-140K
$100-150K
$100-150K