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Here’s a breakdown of VC firm compensation by gender

A vital consideration regarding compensation in the world of venture capital is carried interest, and that’s where there’s been a consistent gender pay gap at VC firms.

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Salary. Bonuses. Equity awards. Benefits. Vacation days.

All of these factors and more affect a total compensation package, but a vital consideration in the world of venture capital is carried interest—the percentage of profits that a general partner gets to keep upon a successful exit.

That’s often where the big money is made, and where there’s been a consistent gender pay gap at VC firms—even as women tend to make more than men in total cash compensation (e.g., salary, bonus, commission).

The data below is from the PitchBook-Thelander 2019 Investment Firm Compensation survey, which covers private equity, venture capital and corporate venture capital.


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    Written by Joshua Mayers

    Joshua Mayers is a content strategist for PitchBook’s Institutional Research Group. He previously served as managing editor of the PitchBook News team, where he oversaw production of PitchBook’s daily newsletter and website, News & Analysis. Before that, Josh worked nine years in the sports department of The Seattle Times, covering the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer for four-plus seasons.

    Born in Jerusalem, Josh grew up in Bellingham, WA, and studied journalism at the University of Washington. Most of his “free” time is spent chasing after his three young daughters.

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