Cost per Engineer

Cost per engineer is used to calculate an engineering group’s cost efficiency.

Dividing a group’s cost per engineer by the average number of features each engineer delivers gives us a normalized measure of how much it costs a group to develop a feature. The result—cost per feature—can then be used to compare cost efficiency across engineering groups.

You can input your organization’s cost per engineer on the Executive and Company reports, or on the Organization tab in Settings. You can input a cost per engineer for specific engineering groups on the Comparisons page or the Groups tab in Settings.

We recommend using the annual, fully-burdened cost per engineer, including costs associated with other employee-related expenses, taxes, and benefits. This is typically about 1.2-1.4x the average base salary.

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