One of the most common interview questions is about your job salary expectations. To help you be well prepared for that sensitive question, here's a handy guide of free job salary resources by country.
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What's in this guide?
Salary Surveys – numbers come from reader surveys about their jobs.
Salary Databases – readers contribute information about their jobs, sometimes in exchange for access to the rest of the database.
Salary Reports – more general, a salary report can come alone or from a combination of salary surveys, government statistics, company disclosures, etc.
Salary or Wage Search – search on a profession and the results will show typical earnings.
Salary Calculators or Checkers / Wage Estimators / Worth Estimators – you fill out a form of questions about your profession and the calculated result is an estimate of the salary you should be earning. If you're employed, this a good way to judge how fair your pay is.
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There are also more resources for your country in the International section at the end.
Global Directory of Salary Resources
2007 Salary Survey Results – Travel and Hospitality Industry (pdf)
Monster.com – there are many local sites with country-specific salary information.
SalaryExpert (international version) – only one position at a time can be checked.
SalaryScout – search or browse salaries from around the world, such as via their interactive World Salary Map.
WageIndicator – these “salary checks” are supposed to confirm if your current salary is fair.
Vault.com Salary Surveys – a lot of employee-submitted information categorized by industry. Time-consuming to look through and you can't search the submissions.
Surprise Packages – a report covering 10 major countries with special focus on the United Kingdom.
Robert Walters Global Salary Surveys for 2008 – in addition to the above countries are covered Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and The Netherlands.
Robert Half Finance Free Resources – a 2008 guide with “projected average starting salary ranges for accounting, finance and banking positions,” requires free signup. Only covers the United States and Canada.
Salary Survey for Engineers – covers the United States, India, Canada, UAE, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Qatar, Germany, Nigeria, the Philippines and Egypt.
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