(Closed) How accurate is salary.com?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
1 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

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
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
13014 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They didn’t have my job either.  I used payscale.com, it seemed fairly accurate.

Post # 7
3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It also says I’m in the 75-80 percentile and that does seem odd.

Post # 9
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

According to Salary.com, I’m grossly underpaid. -tears-

Post # 10
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My two jobs aren’t even listed on either salary.com or payscale.com.

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