Why Buffer Has Transparent Salaries and How The Open Salary Formula Works

Jun 3, 2014 1 min readOpen
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Courtney Seiter

Former Director of People @ Buffer

We’ve updated our transparent salary formula since this post originally was published. Learn more about the latest formula and see all the team’s current salaries here.


Joel and Leo discuss one of the best-known elements of Buffer’s culture—transparent salaries—in this Founder Chat.

Here are a few more resources for additional information on Buffer’s transparent salaries:

• Take a look at our open salaries spreadsheet to see the formula in action.

• For more information about Buffer’s open salaries, read our full post here.

• Read about Buffer’s transparent equity here.

• And here’s a look at what happened in our recruitment efforts after we announced transparent salaries.

See more Founder Chat videos on our YouTube playlist—be sure to subscribe if you like what you see!

Do you have a question for Joel and Leo, or an idea for a topic you’d like to see them address in a future chat? Share it with us in the comments!

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