Post # 1
I just checked what the ‘median’ salary is for someone in my job and it seemed pretty low based on what I currently make and what I know some of my friends/coworkers make.
The job match was pretty accurate – I was even on the low end of the years of experience and it was in my city, etc. What I do is pretty specific so I don’t think it was a discrepency in the job description.
I know I can’t be above the 75th percentile for what I do, that’s just not possible. Or is it? This has got me wondering about what other people make around me, maybe the only people who ‘share’ their salary are the ones who make the most and everyone else just keeps quiet?
For those of you that have checked out your jobs on salary.com, did it seem accurate or not and why?
Post # 3
I tried to find my profession and it doesn’t have it, go figure…. for a similar career it seems to be a little higher than actual.
Post # 4
Have you tried searching PayScale instead? http://www.payscale.com It seems like they have more job titles and positions on their site.
Post # 5
Try glassdoor.com it take salary data from actual company employees. It has been a good rwsource for me when reviewing salaries or a company. Robert Half also publishes a salary guide and has a salary center/calculator for a few different industries, however I find their salary reporting to be a bit on the high side.
Post # 6
They didn’t have my job either. I used payscale.com, it seemed fairly accurate.
Post # 7
This is the beauty of being in a profession where our salaries are publicly reported. I don’t have to wonder how I compare. I can see exactly where I am compared to my peers (sarcasm).
For me, the salary is way too low by $10k on salary.com and slightly too high by 5k on payscale.com.
Post # 8
It also says I’m in the 75-80 percentile and that does seem odd.
Post # 9
According to Salary.com, I’m grossly underpaid. -tears-
Post # 10
My two jobs aren’t even listed on either salary.com or payscale.com.