We think the fastest possible shipping comes from a leaner, stronger team, so we try to pay top of market. We pay well, so you'll work with the best people in the world.
For hiring into executive roles, we usually use a separate database of compensation benchmarks rather than this calculator. The terms of access to this database means that we're unfortunately not able to share it publicly.
In line with our compensation philosophy, the benchmark for each role we are hiring for is based on the market rate in San Francisco.
We use Option Impact as our main source for our salary benchmark. However, we sometimes gather additional data sets, which includes Payscale, salary.com, reported salary on Glassdoor and LinkedIn, and other available sources. We try to have a data set that is as big as possible to reduce the margin for error and add a 1.2x multiplier to the median salary.
Most of our location factors are based on GitLab's location factors. GitLab uses a combination of data from Economic Research Institute (ERI), Numbeo, Comptryx, Radford, Robert Half, and Dice to calculate what a fair market rate is for each location. Read more on how GitLab calculates this location factor.