At Taproot, we try to live our values, which means paying a thriving wage, sharing a transparent salary scale, and providing a robust benefits package. Furthermore, no one on the team makes more than three times anyone else. Here is what this means in practice.

Salary Scale

Band Range* Positions
Band A $180,000 Partners
Band B $130,000 – 165,000 Senior Advisors, Senior Directors, Chief of Staff
Band C $90,000 – 120,000 Directors
Band D $75,000 – 85,000 Managers, Strategists, Senior Organizers, Senior Fellows
Band E $60,000 – 70,000 Organizers, Researchers, Coordinators, Analysts

* Merit increases within a range are linked to additional responsibilities, management obligations, experience, and relevant credentials. Salaries are also eligible for an annual cost-of-living increase.


In addition to the salary, Taproot offers the following benefits to full-time employees:

  • Remote work: We have a virtual office; all employees work from a home office. (Occasional-to-frequent travel is required depending on the role.)
  • Unlimited time off and flexible work schedules: Employees are eligible to take unlimited PTO and are encouraged to take at least three weeks off a year. Staff set their own work schedules. As long as employees meet their goals, we don’t monitor how they do their work.
  • Holidays: Taproot is closed for several observances each year, for a total of 19 days.
  • Health benefits: We pay for 100% of the employee’s medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Basic Life/AD&D insurance: We provide a $50,000 basic life insurance policy.
  • Office supplies and equipment: Employees receive a one-time $1,500 stipend for initial home office setup.
  • Internet stipend: $50/month
  • Cell phone stipend: $50/month
  • Professional development: $1000/year
  • Personal development: $1000/year
  • Retirement (pending): 3% employer contribution to a values-aligned retirement plan.


  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Lundi Gras
  • Mardi Gras
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous People’s Day
  • Gumbo Season: Native American Heritage Day, Thanksgiving Wednesday and Thursday
  • Winter Holiday


Downtimes are renewal periods where Taproot holds no external meetings or events and very limited internal meetings. Staff is encouraged to focus on rest, catch-up, planning, personal and professional development, and team building.