How many stock options should a Senior or Lead Engineer get when they join a startup?

My answer to How many stock options should a Senior or Lead Engineer get when they join a startup?

Answer by Raad Ahmed:

Zachary offer a great resource in his post. I would also add that AngelList provides an interesting data visualization tool that allows a person to examine salary and equity data by location and position. https://angel.co/salaries

The data below shows how the distribution of equity deals pans out.

Manager Engineer Equity (All Locations)

QA Engineer Equity (All Locations)

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