How much does a “happiness hero” earn working for the San Francisco-based social media startup Buffer?

Answer: $76,975

by News Staff / December 23, 2013

Buffer, the San Francisco-based social media scheduling tool, publishes the salaries of all its employees, from its CEO ($158,800) to its “happiness heroes,” a customer support position. The company also outlines the equations behind the numbers as part of the company’s advertised goal of being a completely open book.

“We hope this might help other companies think about how to decide salaries, and will open us up to feedback from the community,” CEO Joel Gascoigne wrote on the company's blog.