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How tech CEO compensation in the US differs by region

Location matters as it relates to venture capital data across the US. But does that translate to tech CEO compensation? Not as much as you might think.

Location matters as it relates to tech and venture capital across the US.

According to the latest PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, a decade-high 62% of all venture dollars last year went to companies on the West Coast. The total dropped to 15% for the Mid-Atlantic region and 10% for New England.

So, does that disparity translate to tech CEO compensation? Not as much as you might think.

The charts below, based on surveys conducted by compensation data firm J.Thelander Consulting, show how tech CEOs in the US Northeast, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest are paid in salary, total cash and equity.

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For more on private company and investment firm compensation, check out other articles we’ve published with J.Thelander Consulting.

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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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