What’s the TC (+ breakdown) like for S&O associate at a tech startup in a city like NYC?

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It’s going to vary quite a bit on stage of startup, eg Is this a seed stage or Tiktok. It also varies by how they define associate - I’ve seen some where associate is entry level and some where it’s an L2 (with analyst lower level). Assuming it’s an L2 and a decently funded B or C, I’d probably put it around 100-120 with a pretty negligible amount of equity.


That said, I always reiterate for startups: focus on the company, not the role. If you really believe in the company, don’t get caught up in comp. Comp and career growth will take care of itself if you get on a rocket ship. And if you get into a crappy startup, your comp really won’t matter either.


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