Start-ups are paying $90,000/year on average. Where do we sign up?

Ari Goldbeg of StyleCaster, smiling because he's rich as hell

Ari Goldbeg of StyleCaster, smiling because he’s rich as hell

What do you do, now that you’re all grown up? Are you a social worker? Do you work for an interest group, trying to make a change in the world? Frequently pants-less blogger? Well, whatever it is you do, you probably picked the wrong profession, a point confirmed by the New York Observer, sharing data released by Angel List, on what the average start up employee makes. How much? Try $90,000, on average. These aren’t the ones, by the way, who are vying for a spot at timeSpace.

Some of the folks at the start ups have complicated, technical jobs, so they get the highest average salary, $93,000 per year. And while you probably wouldn’t be able to convince your boss that you bring the same skillset to the table that a computer programmer would, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be asking for the big money that marketing or sales people get ($92,000) on average. Work at a restaurant? Well if you’re a waiter or a hostess, you’re the public face, you have a huge impact on whether or not someone eats there. So tell your boss you’d like some equity in the company, just like those jerks* at StyleCaster. On the other hand, if you’re looking to jump into the tech game, you should start saving every penny so you can pay people these absurd salaries.

*Figuratively speaking of course, we’re sure they’re very nice.