Transparency is one of our core values. We’ve found that it builds trust, holds us accountable, and can push our industry forward. Since 2013, we’ve shared our formula-based approach to compensation, including the complete list of our salaries.
We’ve found that salary transparency can help others, which is central to our mission: to help small businesses get off the ground and grow.
View up-to-date salaries of everyone at Buffer in this table. Read on for our approach and philosophy.
|Leadership||CEO||Boulder, CO, USA||$298,958|
|Leadership||Chief of Staff||Portland, OR, USA||$231,750|
|Leadership, Product||CPO||Denver, CO, USA||$296,620|
|Leadership, Advocacy||VP Customer Advocacy||Sydney, Australia||$235,103|
|People||Executive Assistant||Nashville, TN, USA||$106,337|
|People||Executive Assistant||Grand Rapids, MI, USA||$106,337|
|Finance||Director of Business Operations||Louisville, KY, USA||$203,101|
|Finance||Senior Accountant||Jacksonville, FL, USA||$132,433|
|Finance||Accounting Associate||Nairobi, Kenya||$80,579|
|Marketing||Senior Product Marketing Manager||Sydney, Australia||$151,286|
|Marketing||Senior Content & Communications Manager||Nashville, TN, USA||$160,650|
|Marketing||Senior Growth Marketing Manager||Nomad||$128,498|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer||Global Cost of Living||$145,059|
|Engineering||Staff Engineer, Mobile iOS||San Francisco, CA, USA||$203,898|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer||Montpellier, France||$164,749|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer||Taipei, Taiwan||$161,518|
|Engineering||Engineering Manager||Vancouver, Canada||$161,518|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer, Mobile Android||Brighton, UK||$171,404|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer, Mobile iOS||Ozark, MO, USA||$147,960|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer||Madrid, Spain||$164,749|
|Engineering||Director of Engineering, Platform & Technology||Barcelona, Spain||$194,740|
|Engineering||Staff Engineer||Montpellier, France||$183,508|
|Engineering||Staff Engineer||Taipei, Taiwan||$183,508|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer||Alicante, Spain||$153,937|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer||Barcelona, Spain||$150,919|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer||Global Cost of Living||$147,960|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer||Gorredijk, Netherlands||$150,919|
|Engineering||Director of Engineering||Zurich, Switzerland||$216,378|
|Engineering||Software Engineer||New York, NY, USA||$145,367|
|Engineering||Software Engineer||Wexford, Ireland||$130,831|
|Engineering||Engineering Manager||Amsterdam, Netherlands||$183,508|
|Engineering||Engineering Manager||Madrid, Spain||$164,749|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer||Global Cost of Living||$147,960|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer||Warsaw, Poland||$153,937|
|Engineering||Software Engineer||Wissenkerke, Netherlands||$133,447|
|Engineering||Software Engineer||Sydney, Australia||$128,265|
|Product||Senior Product Manager||Barcelona, Spain||$172,107|
|Product||Staff Product Manager||Amsterdam, Netherlands||$180,000|
|Design||Senior Product Designer||Barcelona, Spain||$147,518|
|Design||Product Designer||Casablanca, Morocco||$127,849|
|Data||Senior Data Scientist||Louisville, KY, USA||$169,780|
|Advocacy||Senior Escalations Manager||Wesley Chapel, FL, USA||$122,932|
|Advocacy||Customer Advocate||Bonners Ferry, ID, USA||$88,127|
|Advocacy||Technical Advocate||Manchester, UK||$108,626|
|Advocacy||Senior Customer Advocate Manager||Fort Collins, CO, USA||$114,734|
|Advocacy||Senior Customer Advocate||London, UK||$120,330|
|Advocacy||Head of Customer Advocacy Operations||Brighton, UK||$156,815|
|Advocacy||Senior Customer Advocate||Kalispell, MT, USA||$74,331|
|Advocacy||Senior Customer Advocate||Los Angeles, CA, USA||$113,423|
|Advocacy||Senior Customer Advocate||London, UK||$116,826|
|Advocacy||Technical Advocate||Tustin, CA, USA||$102,390|
|Advocacy||Senior Customer Advocate||Philadelphia, PA, USA||$105,143|
|Advocacy||Senior Customer Advocate||Portland, OR, USA||$102,081|
|Advocacy||Senior Customer Advocate||Nomad||$99,107|
|Advocacy||Senior Customer Advocacy Manager||Louisville, KY, USA||$111,392|
|Advocacy||Customer Advocate||Chicago, IL, USA||$83,068|
|Advocacy||Customer Advocate||Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam||$85,561|
|Advocacy||Customer Advocate||Melbourne, Australia||$88,127|
|Advocacy||Customer Advocate||Global Cost of Living||$77,955|
|Advocacy||Customer Advocate||Brooklyn, NY, USA||$89,610|
|Advocacy||Customer Advocate||Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand||$75,685|
|Marketing||Director of Growth Marketing||Ottawa, Canada||$197,579|
|Marketing||Content Writer||Lagos, Nigeria||$114,300|
|Design||Senior Design Manager||Berkeley, CA, USA||$203,937|
|Marketing||Social Media Manager||New Braunfels, TX, USA||$98,515|
|Marketing||Senior Product Marketing Manager||London, UK||$171,458|
|Engineering||Software Engineer||Lagos, Nigeria||$130,831|
|Engineering||Senior Engineer||Nashville, TN, USA||$145,059|
|Engineering||Software Engineer||Madrid, Spain||$128,265|
|Design||Senior Product Designer||Valletta, Malta||$139,050|
|Product||Senior Product Manager||Lehi, UT, USA||$168,732|
|Product||Staff Product Manager||Lunenberg, USA||$183,600|
|Design||Marketing UX Designer||Victoria, Canada||$113,254|
|Engineering||Engineering Manager||Poznan, Poland||$168,044|
|Engineering||Engineering Manager||Tallinn, Estonia||$168,044|
|Marketing||Content Writer||Cape Town, South Africa||$132,782|
|Product||Senior Product Designer||Barcelona, Spain||$140,108|
We benchmark for position and experience level
The role benchmark is based on the software industry and the 50th percentile of San Francisco market data.
Customer Advocate III, $106,912
Product Marketer, $108,838
Apply cost of living based on your location
These take into account being a global team, while closing the gap found in traditional compensation approaches.
Cost of living bands:
Global (90%) and High (100%)
Determine a formula-based salary
We calculate salaries taking into account being a global team and closing the gap found in traditional pay practices.
A Product Marketer in an Intermediate cost of living band would earn $97,954.
Our compensation philosophy
We’re committed to providing fair and competitive compensation through these key principles:
Openly share our approach and all salaries to create trust, hold ourselves accountable, and serve as a resource for the industry.
Maintain an easy-to-understand formula that allows anyone to easily see how we arrive at any individual salary.
Ensure that those with the same role and responsibilities who are at the same experience level are paid equitably.
Pay above market to attract the team we need, thrive as individuals, and avoid exceptions and inequity resulting from negotiation.
The Buffer Salary calculator
We built a salary calculator so that anyone can see what they would make at Buffer. We hope this information can also help others determine fair and competitive salaries across various roles and locations.Calculate your salary
<1% Gender Pay Gap
Our unadjusted pay gap at Buffer across the entire organization is .4% as of February 2022. We’re proud that this is much lower than average in tech (12%).Read our 2022 pay analysis
Transparent Salaries Timeline
Moved down to just two cost-of-living bands.
Clarified our overall compensation principles and launched our Salaries page.
We decided to benchmark all roles to the San Francisco 50th percentile.
We added cost of living bands to our formula for more consistency.
Adjusted our salary formula to be more robust and launched our salary calculator
We created our first salary formula using our own salary bases.