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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