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Do you include benefits in TC? E.g., perks, stipends, etc?

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Depends on context. When leveraging for comp on a new role? No. When bragging about it to strangers on the internet? Hell yeah.

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Cash benefits (401k match, extra stipends, etc.) yes. Non-cash benefits no.

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Usually just refer to base + bonus

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I believe TC should only cover directly liquid compensation Base Bonus Stock/RSU 401k match that doesn’t require insane vesting

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I guess you’re right, my assumption would be that you can sell the vested portion yearly, no?

For the purposes of this app? Base + bonus + 401k match * 1 years worth vesting if vesting period applies. Any extra random cash perks don’t apply since it’s not in your employment contract

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I would add direct FSA and HSA payments into TC. It’s spendable cash.

Really depends on what you're analyzing. Total comp (cash comp + benefits) could be a good way to compare offers. If you care less about non liquid benefits, then cash comp may be what you look at.

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