Compensation at Samsara

Our compensation philosophy is based on five pillars

01 – MARKET PEER GROUP

All software and hardware companies, regardless of revenue size.

02 – TOP 25% MARKET POSITION

Our target total compensation (salary, bonus/commissions, equity) market position is in the top 25% of all software and hardware companies.

03 – CASH BONUS PROGRAM

Our discretionary cash bonus program, paid quarterly, is available to all non-sales employees. Sales employees participate in our commission program.

04 – ANNUAL EQUITY AWARD

All employees are eligible for an annual equity award subject to plan terms & conditions. Employees hired in FY23 with at least 3 months of service prior to the cycle effective date (which is typically in February each year) are eligible to participate in the annual grant cycle where awards will be pro-rated based on hire date. Equity awards are delivered in the form of RSUs that vest over four years on a quarterly basis.

Each role has an annual equity target based on the role's function, level and location. All performing employees are eligible to receive up to 1x their target as an annual equity award. Our highest performers can receive up to 2x their annual equity target.

We reward our top performers—awards are based on performance where our highest performers typically earn compensation at the top 10% of the market.

05 – MERIT AND PROMOTION CYCLE

Employees (non-quota carrying) are eligible for a salary review annually and our promotion cycles take place twice a year.

Compensation at Samsara

This is comprised of your base salary, quarterly bonus potential and equity awards. We want to reward individuals for performance, while working toward collective company goals. Samsara also offers more than a paycheck, explore this site for more details on what’s included in your total rewards package.

BASE SALARY AND MERIT INCREASES

Your base salary is determined by your job level, function and location. Salary ranges are based on industry benchmarks and reviewed annually.

QUARTERLY CASH BONUS

All non-sales employees who meet the eligibility criteria are eligible for bonuses based on company performance. Bonuses are discretionary and generally paid on a quarterly basis, approximately 8 weeks following the quarter end. Sales employees are not eligible for this bonus as they participate in the commission program instead.

COMMISSIONS

Sales employees receive a base salary, but also earn commissions based on achievement.

Together, these two elements are known as "on-target earnings" or "OTE".

NEW HIRE EQUITY GRANTS

As a new hire, you are eligible for an initial grant of 3x your annual equity target. Awards are delivered in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) and vest quarterly over four years, subject to plan terms and conditions.

ONGOING EQUITY AWARDS

All employees are eligible for additional equity awards subject to plan terms & conditions. Employees hired in FY23 with at least 3 months of service prior to the cycle effective date (which is typically in February each year) are eligible to participate in the annual grant cycle where awards will be pro-rated based on hire date. Equity awards are delivered in the form of RSUs that vest over four years on a quarterly basis.

Each role has an annual equity target based on the role's function, level and location. All performing employees are eligible to receive up to 1x their target as an annual equity award. Our highest performers can receive up to 2x their annual equity target.

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401(k) Plan

Save for retirement through our 401(k) plan and our 4% company match.

401(k) Plan

Disability Coverage

Income protection when you’re unable to work.

Disability Coverage

Flexible Spending Accounts

Pre-tax spending account for health care and dependent care expenses.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Health Savings Account

Pre-tax savings account with the HDHP medical plan.

Health Savings Account

Life Insurance and AD&D

Protect yourself and your loved ones.

Life Insurance and AD&D