Transparent salaries

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.

Buffer Salaries

NameTeamRoleLocationSalary
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Joel
LeadershipCEOBoulder, CO, U.S.$290,250
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Caro
LeadershipChief of Special ProjectsPortland, OR, U.S.$225,000
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Dan
Leadership, EngineeringCTORoyal Oak, MI, U.S.$225,000
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Maria
Leadership, ProductCPODenver, CO, U.S.$267,890
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Katie
Leadership, EngineeringVP of EngineeringVancouver, Canada$247,500
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Tyler
Leadership, DesignVP of DesignBellingham, WA, U.S.$231,750
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Caryn
Leadership, Finance VP of Finance San Luis Obispo, CA, U.S.$225,000
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Åsa
Leadership, AdvocacyVP of Customer AdvocacyLondon, U.K.$225,000
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Melissa
Leadership, PeopleVP of PeopleNew York, NY, U.S.$231,000
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Mandy
PeopleExecutive AssistantNashville, TN, U.S.$103,241
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Nicole
PeopleSenior People Ops ManagerWoodland, WA, U.S.$117,729
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Jenny
FinanceDirector of Business OperationsLouisville, KY, U.S.$165,759
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Kyle
FinanceAccountantJacksonville, FL, U.S.$115,641
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Nick
FinanceAccounting SpecialistNairobi, Kenya$69,966
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Ash
MarketingContent Marketer Bury St Edmunds, U.K.$126,544
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Mike E
MarketingProduct MarketerSydney, Australia$123,930
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Hailley
MarketingPublic Relations ManagerCharlottesville, VA, U.S.$136,314
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Sophie
MarketingAudience MarketerSan Francisco, CA, U.S.$101,012
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Adnan
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IIIGlobal$136,848
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Andy
EngineeringSenior Engineer II, Mobile iOSSan Francisco, CA, U.S.$179,675
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Boris
EngineeringSenior Engineer IIMontpellier, France$152,381
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Eric
EngineeringSenior Engineer IITaipei, Taiwan$152,381
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Federico
EngineeringSenior Engineer IPleasanton, CA, U.S.$158,196
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Hamish
EngineeringSenior Engineer IVancouver, Canada$139,585
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Joe
EngineeringSenior Engineer II, Mobile AndroidBrighton, U.K.$155,428
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Jordan
EngineeringSenior Engineer I, Mobile iOSOzark, MO, U.S.$136,848
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José
EngineeringSenior Engineer IMadrid, Spain$145,224
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Mike S
EngineeringStaff EngineerBarcelona, Spain$173,141
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Phil
EngineeringSenior Engineer IIMontpellier, France$158,537
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Steven
EngineeringStaff EngineerHigh cost of living city$173,141
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Gisete
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IIISeattle, WA, U.S.$121,005
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Ana
EngineeringSenior Engineer IPorto, Portugal$142,376
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Eduardo
EngineeringSenior Engineer IMaastricht, Netherlands$142,376
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Maya
EngineeringSenior Engineer IBarcelona, Spain$136,848
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Amy Lee
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IIINashville, TN, U.S.$125,894
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Sol
EngineeringSenior Engineer ILow cost of living city$136,848
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Juliana
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IILow cost of living city$121,005
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Dinos
EngineeringSenior Engineer IGorredijk, Netherlands$139,585
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Dianne
EngineeringEngineering ManagerZurich, Switzerland$179,675
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Dace
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IIINew York, NY, U.S.$134,450
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Mick
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IIWexford, Ireland$108,577
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Prateek
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IIIBangalore, India$123,425
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Emmanuel
EngineeringEngineering ManagerLagos, Nigeria$152,381
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Gabi
EngineeringEngineering ManagerAmsterdam, Netherlands$152,381
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Carlos
EngineeringSenior Engineer IMadrid, Spain $136,848
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Peter
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IIICairo, Egypt $121,005
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Arek
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IIIWarsaw, Poland $121,005
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Heather Y
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IINew York, NY, U.S.$118,276
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Mw
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IIICape Town, South Africa$121,005
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Jullie
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IIISao Paulo, Brazil $121,005
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Ethan
Engineering, MarketingMarketing Engineer IIPhiladelphia, PA, USA$106,448
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Daisy
EngineeringSoftware Engineer IIISydney, Australia$121,005
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Henry
EngineeringSenior Engineer IIBerlin, Germany $152,381
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Tom R
ProductGroup Product ManagerToronto, Canada$169,811
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Mia
ProductProduct ManagerGlobal$156,164
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Diego
ProductSenior Product ManagerBarcelona, Spain$153,000
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Amanda
ProductStrategic Partnerships ManagerAmsterdam, Netherlands$136,281
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Anne
ProductGroup Product ManagerPortland, OR, U.S.$173,207
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Steven
ProductSenior Product ManagerEdmonton, Canada$153,000
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Catinca
ProductProduct ManagerBucharest, Romania$144,746
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Tom D
DesignProduct DesignerBristol, U.K.$117,829
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James
DesignSenior Product Designer London, U.K.$153,875
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Julia J
Design, MarketingSenior Marketing DesignerWroclaw, Poland$133,110
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Lauren
DesignSenior Product DesignerVentura, CA, U.S.$166,146
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Sofia
Design Senior Product DesignerAntwerp, Belgium$130,500
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Ismail
DesignProduct DesignerCasablanca, Morocco$115,519
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David G
DataData EngineerGranada, Spain$130,869
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Julian
DataData ScientistLouisville, KY, U.S.$142,503
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Matt
Data, MarketingData ScientistBend, OR, U.S. $130,410
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Michael
DataData Science ManagerSanta Cruz, CA, U.S.$190,249
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Adam
Advocacy Senior Escalations ManagerDetroit, MI, U.S.$112,500
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Daniel S
Advocacy Customer Advocate IIIBonners Ferry, ID, U.S.$83,068
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Danny
Advocacy Senior Customer Advocate IManchester, U.K.$99,107
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Darcy
Advocacy Customer Advocate ManagerDenver, CO, U.S.$105,143
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Dave C
Advocacy Senior Customer Advocate ILondon, U.K.$106,912
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Hannah
Advocacy Head of Customer Advocacy OperationsBrighton, U.K.$143,466
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Jess
Advocacy Customer Advocate IIAverage cost of living city$78,300
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Julia
Advocacy Senior Customer Advocate ILos Angeles, CA, U.S.$96,221
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Juliet
Advocacy Senior Customer Advocate ILondon, U.K.$110,119
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Karinna
Advocacy Customer Advocate III Kihei, HI, U.S.$85,561
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Katie G
Advocacy Customer Advocate IIIWoodside, CA, U.S.$105,080
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Kelly
Advocacy Senior Customer Advocate IAverage cost of living city$96,221
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Nate
Advocacy Customer Advocate IIIPortland, OR, U.S.$85,561
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Octa
Advocacy Customer Advocate IIINomad$85,561
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Ross
Advocacy Customer Advocate ManagerLouisville, KY, U.S.$99,107
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Essence
Advocacy Customer Advocate IIChicago, IL, U.S.$73,502
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Meilyna
Advocacy Customer Advocate IIBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei $73,502
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James W
Advocacy Customer Advocate IIMelbourne, Australia$73,502
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Cheryl
Advocacy Customer Advocate IITema, Ghana$69,262
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Fernando
Advocacy Customer Advocate IIDavenport, FL, U.S.$69,262

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Salary formula

Salary formula illustration
Salary formula step 1

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.

Role examples:

Customer Advocate III, $106,912

Product Marketer, $108,838

Salary formula step 2

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:

Low (75%), Average (85%), Intermediate (90%) and High (100%)

Salary formula step 3

Determine a formula-based salary

We calculate salaries taking into account being a global team and closing the gap found in traditional pay practices.

Salary example:

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:

Transparent

Openly share our approach and all salaries to create trust, hold ourselves accountable, and serve as a resource for the industry.

Simple

Maintain an easy-to-understand formula that allows anyone to easily see how we arrive at any individual salary.

Fair

Ensure that those with the same role and responsibilities who are at the same experience level are paid equitably.

Generous

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

5% Gender Pay Gap

Our unadjusted pay gap at Buffer across the entire organization is 5.46% as of March 2021. We’re proud that this is much lower than average in tech (12%) and we will continue working towards no unadjusted gender pay gap.

Read our 2021 pay analysis

Transparent Salaries Timeline

2021

Clarified our overall compensation principles and launched our Salaries page.

2019

We decided to benchmark all roles to the San Francisco 50th percentile.

2017

We added cost of living bands to our formula for more consistency.

2015

Adjusted our salary formula to be more robust and launched our salary calculator

2013

We created our first salary formula using our own salary bases.

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