A position in a US National laboratory vs a early stage up ?
I am little confused on which offer to finalize.
I have an offer from a national lab with 75k base salary with additional benefits of working in laboratories. On the other hand, I have another offer from a early stage startup. They are give me 120k + 20% yearly bonus.
National lab has stability and peace of mind, but I am not getting the technology I want to work on. Moreover, it has low pay scale.
Early stage startup has all that in which I want to work on. High salary. High bonuses better city.
I am turning 30 late this year and I am fiddling between these option now.
Based on the locations they are situated in, and after calculating yearly burn our rate. I am saving approx. 30k or more a year if I work for national lab vs saving approx. 42k or more a year with the startup up excluding year end bonus.
Could any help me based on their experiences?