Everyone here talk about 300k TC. Am I underpaid. Does it include bonus and espp too?
- Add everything up financial that you are getting from your employer in return for working there. Base, bonus, espp margin, 401 (k) contributions, one time cash bonuses, realized/current mkt value of stock grants etc.
Remember two things: money is compensation no matter how it is structured; count stock based on current mkt value (for something you can sell in open mkt immediately) or use some estimate if it's not liquid or use the cost of using a fancy financial instrument (put; collar; short etc) to protect stock that you are counting in TC but not immediately available to sell.
A bit complex, eh? So use estimates to simplify what you can't easily assign a dollar value to and understand that that's what most folks are doing -- so treat TCs, particularly with big stock components, in buckets to account for the fuzziness