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Transparent salaries

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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
Joel
CEOCEOBoulder, CO, USA$298,958
Caro
People ExecChief of StaffPortland, OR, USA$239,442
Maria
Product ExecCPODenver, CO, USA$304,929
Åsa
Advocacy ExecVP Customer AdvocacySydney, Australia$235,103
Jenna
Admin & PeopleEA & People Ops SpecialistGrand Rapids, MI, USA$119,935
Suzanne
Admin & PeopleOperations ManagerNashville, TN, USA$94,369
Jenny
FinanceFinanceLouisville, KY, USA$220,470
Kyle
FinanceAccountantJacksonville, FL, USA$136,953
Mike E
MarketingProduct Marketing ManagerSydney, Australia$151,286
Hailley
MarketingContent & Communications ManagerNashville, TN, USA$172,861
Sophie
MarketingGrowth Marketing ManagerNomad$128,498
Simon
MarketingGrowth MarketingOttawa, Canada$200,223
Tami
MarketingContent WriterLagos, Nigeria$114,672
Mitra
MarketingSocial Media ManagerNew Braunfels, TX, USA$100,413
Kirsti
MarketingContent WriterCape Town, South Africa$132,782
Adnan
EngineeringSoftware EngineerGlobal$157,827
Andy
EngineeringMobile EngineerSan Francisco, CA, USA$214,198
Eric
EngineeringPlatform EngineerTaipei, Taiwan$167,508
Hamish
EngineeringSoftware EngineerVancouver, Canada$154,331
Joe
EngineeringMobile EngineerBrighton, UK$171,964
José
EngineeringSoftware EngineerMadrid, Spain$164,749
Mike S
EngineeringEngineering, Platform & TechnologyBarcelona, Spain$219,508
Phil
EngineeringSoftware EngineerMontpellier, France$193,779
Steven
EngineeringPlatform EngineerTaipei, Taiwan$185,548
Eduardo
EngineeringSoftware EngineerAlicante, Spain$154,331
Maya
EngineeringSoftware EngineerBarcelona, Spain$154,331
Dinos
EngineeringSoftware EngineerGorredijk, Netherlands$154,331
Dace
EngineeringSoftware EngineerNew York, NY, USA$146,654
Mick
EngineeringSoftware EngineerWexford, Ireland$148,324
Carlos
EngineeringSoftware EngineerMadrid, Spain$154,331
Peter
EngineeringPlatform EngineerGlobal$167,508
Arek
EngineeringSoftware EngineerWarsaw, Poland$164,088
Mw
EngineeringSoftware EngineerCape Town, South Africa$138,324
Daisy
EngineeringSoftware EngineerSydney, Australia$131,988
Abeeb
EngineeringSoftware EngineerLagos, Nigeria$131,988
Jacob
EngineeringSoftware EngineerNashville, TN, USA$147,827
Esther
EngineeringSoftware EngineerMadrid, Spain$131,988
Raf
EngineeringEngineering ManagerPoznan, Poland$171,964
Kateryna
EngineeringEngineering ManagerTallinn, Estonia$171,964
Martín
EngineeringSoftware EngineerBarcelona, Spain$147,827
David
EngineeringDesign EngineerBend, OR, USA$154,331
Jakub
EngineeringSoftware EngineerPoznan, Poland$147,827
Joe D
EngineeringSoftware EngineerMiami, FL, USA$182,320
Diego
ProductProduct ManagerBarcelona, Spain$176,220
Amanda
ProductProduct ManagerAmsterdam, Netherlands$197,366
Nathan
ProductProduct ManagerLehi, UT, USA$168,732
Brandon
ProductProduct ManagerWorcester, MA$197,366
Daniel P
DesignProduct DesignerValletta, Malta$140,054
Sofia
DesignProduct DesignerBarcelona, Spain$155,460
Ismail
DesignProduct DesignerCasablanca, Morocco$140,054
Martin
DesignDesign ManagerBerkeley, CA, USA$204,295
Kate
DesignMarketing UX DesignerVictoria, Canada$113,254
Alicja
DesignProduct DesignerBarcelona, Spain$146,216
Julian
DataData ScientistLouisville, KY, USA$185,505
Adam
AdvocacyEscalations ManagerWesley Chapel, FL, USA$146,224
Daniel S
AdvocacyCustomer AdvocateBonners Ferry, ID, USA$102,270
Danny
AdvocacyTechnical AdvocateManchester, UK$132,724
Darcy
AdvocacyCustomer Advocate ManagerDenver, CO, USA$128,969
Dave C
AdvocacyCustomer AdvocateLondon, UK$120,330
Hannah
AdvocacyCustomer Advocacy OperationsBrighton, UK$168,928
Jess
AdvocacyCustomer AdvocateKalispell, MT, USA$76,703
Julia
AdvocacyCustomer AdvocateLos Angeles, CA, USA$123,634
Juliet
AdvocacyCustomer AdvocateLondon, UK$128,634
Karinna
AdvocacyTechnical AdvocateTustin, CA, USA$112,390
Kelly
AdvocacyCustomer AdvocatePhiladelphia, PA, USA$116,770
Nate
AdvocacyCustomer AdvocatePortland, OR, USA$106,770
Octa
AdvocacyCustomer AdvocateNomad$112,270
Ross
AdvocacyCustomer Advocate ManagerLouisville, KY, USA$123,520
Mel
AdvocacyCustomer AdvocateBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam$92,043
Cheryl
AdvocacyTechnical AdvocateGlobal$91,205
Lexi
AdvocacyCustomer AdvocateBrooklyn, NY, USA$102,270
Ben
AdvocacyCustomer AdvocateNakhon Ratchasima, Thailand$85,225
See a more detailed view of our salaries

Open roles

Salary formula

Salary formula illustration
Salary formula step 1

We apply our Buffer Benchmark

This is a custom percentile for each area at Buffer applied to level 5 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:

Global (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.

Transparent Salaries Timeline

2022

Moved down to just two cost-of-living bands.

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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