AngelList, the website where startups can meet angel investors, is also the place where tech workers can find jobs at hot startups.
Working at a startup comes with the promise of striking it rich one day from stock options. But until then, employees still need to be paid. It turns out, some of them are paid quite well.
In September, the AngelList job market reached a new milestone: the average developer salary passed $US100,000. But that doesn’t hold true for other types of tech jobs, like sales, marketing, or business jobs.
So here’s a look at how much money you can make at startups as of September, based on analysing 26,226 jobs and 6,750 skills from AngelList. The jobs are ranked from lowest to highest-paying and do not include stock options
The talent war for developers rages on. Over 1,900 job postings for developers comprised over 40% of the jobs on AngelList, although postings were down a bit from the previous month.
Interestingly, there are more openings at startups for non-tech people (over 2,000) than developers. But they don't tend to pay as well.
Designer jobs are also important to startups, but not as bountiful and pay is hit-or-miss for some job titles.
Finance: over $75,000. At a startup this role may look more like bookkeeping than finance. But as the startup grows more successful, CFOs are often well compensated with plenty of stock options.
Operations: over $76,000. At startups, people running the business aren't always being paid as much as developers.
Product Manager: over $83,000. Again, this is another role that pays less at a startup than what the developers are making.
Designer: over $88,000. Startups typically want their designers to be part artist, part website developer.
Visual designer: over $87,000. There is demand for graphic artists at startups, particularly those that work with websites.
Marketing: over $90,000. People who help find customers and leads are also not being paid as well as developers.
Sales: over $90,000. Most sales people make their real money on commission, not salary. Also most startups hire sales reps a bit later, when they hit a growth stage.
Mobile developer: $96,000. Interestingly, startups increasingly want mobile app developers that also have some website skills.
Developers: over $102,000. Startups want people that can work with everything from Android to databases to websites.
Full Stack Developer: over $102,000. These are people that can do it all for a website, from the cloud to the database.
DevOps: over $104,000. These are people that run the infrastructure that lets developers tests apps then roll them out to customers.
Backend developer: over $105,000. These are people that focus on the technology that supports a web app, or allows it to work with other apps.
UI/UX Designer: over $106,000. The real money in the design field at startups is for the people that know how to make an app easy to use.
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