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Mach Compensation Tier Guide

Salary-Based Roles

Tier 1: Entry-Level

Roles: Junior Engineer, Assistant Technician, Interns
Base Salary: $40,000 - $80,000
Bonus: Discretionary, Product/Project Based
Equity Cash Value: $1,000 - $12,000 (1-year cliff, 4-year vest)
Benefits: Basic Health Coverage
Criteria: Less than 2 years of experience, limited responsibility
Review Frequency: Monthly

Tier 2: Mid-Level

Roles: Mechanical Engineer, Systems Analyst, Project Manager
Base Salary: $80,000 - $120,000
Bonus: Discretionary, Product/Project Based
Equity Cash Value: $5,000 - $30,000 (1-year cliff, 4-year vest)
Benefits: Comprehensive Health Coverage, Retirement Plan
Criteria: 2-5 years of experience, moderate responsibility
Review Frequency: Monthly

Tier 3: Senior-Level

Roles: Senior Engineer, Team Lead, Security Consultant
Base Salary: $120,000 - $180,000
Bonus: Discretionary, Product/Project Based
Equity Cash Value: $10,000 - $50,000 (1-year cliff, 4-year vest)
Benefits: Premium Health Coverage, Generous Retirement Matching
Criteria: 5-10 years of experience, significant responsibility
Review Frequency: Monthly

Tier 4: Executive

Roles: Director of Engineering, Vice-President, CTO
Base Salary: $180,000 - $350,000+
Bonus: Discretionary, Product/Project Based
Equity Cash Value: $50,000 - $1,000,000 (1-year cliff, 4-year vest)
Benefits: Executive Health Package
Criteria: 10+ years of experience, high-level decision-making
Review Frequency: Monthly
Additional: Discretionary Sign-On for High Priority Roles

Tier 5: Specialized Roles

Roles: Weapons Specialist, Advanced Systems Analyst, R&D Scientist
Base Salary: Variable
Bonus: Discretionary, Product/Project Based
Equity Cash Value: Variable (1-year cliff, 4-year vest)
Benefits: Customized Packages
Criteria: Highly specialized skills, unique contributions
Review Frequency: Monthly

Hourly Wage-Based Roles

Tier 1: Entry-Level Technician

Roles: Technician, Apprentice
Hourly Wage: $20 - $30/hr
Overtime: 1.5x
Bonus: Discretionary, Product/Project Based
Equity: $500 - $3,000 (1-year cliff, 4-year vest)
Benefits: Basic Health Coverage
Criteria: Less than 1 year of experience, limited responsibility
Review Frequency: Monthly

Tier 2: Mid-Level Technician

Roles: Equipment Technician, Lab Technician
Hourly Wage: $30 - $45/hr
Overtime: 1.5x
Bonus: Discretionary, Product/Project Based
Equity: $2,000 - $10,000 (1-year cliff, 4-year vest)
Benefits: Comprehensive Health Coverage, Retirement Plan
Criteria: 1-3 years of experience, moderate responsibility
Review Frequency: Monthly

Tier 3: Senior Technician

Roles: Systems Technician, Lead Technician
Hourly Wage: $45 - $65/hr
Overtime: 1.5x
Bonus: Discretionary, Product/Project Based
Equity: $5,000 - $20,000 (1-year cliff, 4-year vest)
Benefits: Premium Health Coverage, Generous Retirement Matching
Criteria: 3-5 years of experience, significant responsibility
Review Frequency: Monthly

General Points

All roles are full-time.
Equity is offered as stock options.
Compensation is at market rates.
Annual reviews should be conducted for inflation, market rates, and organizational changes.
The guide serves as a reference; individual adjustments may be warranted.
The guide should be transparent and accessible to all employees.
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