Know the market rate for a job before recruiters ask the rate for you.
Are you underpaid?
Your current job market value is one of the most important pieces of information to have in mind on your job search.
This is what happens when you don't have salary expectations before applying for jobs:
Don't fall into that trap.
Free or paid, salary surveys help you:
- Understand your current market value (“what should my salary be? How much should I earn?”), locally or abroad
- Learn about options for relocation, to a place where your market value is that much higher
- Make salary comparisons by job, to learn about other career options where you could earn more or just enough for your desired lifestyle
And that's why I compiled this for you.
Whether you need to do a quick salary check, or you just need a wage comparison calculator or salary finder, it's all here.
If you don't need this list for now, bookmark it for later. Salaries are constantly evolving.
What's in this list?
In a nutshell, all the resources you need to learn about salaries in 2019:
- Salary surveys – created by surveying readers about their salaries.
- Salary databases – also called job salaries lists, here readers contribute information about their jobs, sometimes in exchange for access to the rest of the database.
- Salary reports – a salary report can be written from a company's own data or compiled from a combination of salary surveys, government statistics, company disclosures, salary studies, etc.
- Salary or wage search – search on a profession and the results will show typical annual or monthly earnings, or average salaries.
- Salary calculators, checkers/finders, wage/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.
How to use this list
As much as possible, I try to only list sites that are credible and have compiled numbers from their own sources, and aren't simply recycling information from each other or global sites like Payscale.com.
For best results, compare multiple sites to reinforce your impressions, especially since you might end up making career decisions with these numbers in mind.
Click a flag to jump to results specific to that country, or click the globe to check the International section, with results for these countries and many others:
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2019-2020 Global Directory of Salary Surveys, Guides and Calculators
If you'd like to suggest any other resources that aren't already in the list, please suggest them in the comments below.
- Robertwalters.com.au 2020 Salary Survey
- HR Partners ‘HR Salary Survey' – a free portal and was specifically developed for Australian Human Resource Professionals to share salary and remuneration intelligence and help them ascertain what people in the HR profession are really earning.
- Australian Legal Salary – The site was specifically developed for Australian legal Professionals to enable them to easily share legal salary data and help ascertain what people in the Australian legal industry are really earning.
- Hays.com.au The FY19/20 Hays Salary Guide
- Gate House Recruitment 2020 Legal Salary Guide
- Alpma Legal Industry Salary & HR Issues – 2020 NZ HR Issues & Salary Survey – Preparation Documents
- AIIA Salary Survey
- Hudson 2019 Australia Salary Guides
- 2019 Kelly Australia and New Zealand Salary Guide
- Edith Cowan University Salary Rates and Allowances
- Indeed.ca – search and compare salaries
- Canadian Salary Survey
- Hays.ca 2020 Salary Guide – Get the latest insights into market forecasts, trends, compensation and benefits across a broad range of functional areas and industry sectors.
- Saskatchewan Dental Assistants' Association Proposed Salary Guide
- ZSA Salaries Toolkit 2020
- Randstad 2020 Salary Guide
- Adecco 2020 salary guide: Industry Benchmarks for Attracting and Retaining Top Talent.
- 2020 Gerald Walsh Salary Guide
- Robert Half Salary Guide 2020
- Paycheck.in – general purpose for private sector, public sector and not-for-profit.
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- Abrivia.ie Salary Survey 2020
- Irishjobs.ie – Salaries archive for different industries
- Brightwater.ie Salary Survey
- RobertWalters.ie 2020 Salary Survey
- Michael Page Salary and Employment Forecast
- NIJobs 2020 Salary Surveys – over 10 surveys for professions such as accountancy, HR, lawyers, IT, etc., in North Ireland
- Sigmar Recruitment 2019 Salary Guide
- Lincoln Recruitment Specialists Salary Survey Ireland 2020
- Morgan McKinley & La Crème 2019 Salary
- Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2020
- Jobs.ie Salary Guides for 2019
- Lincoln Salary & Employment Insights 2020
- Morgan McKinley Salary Guide 2019 Ireland
- CPL Job Salary Guide 2020
- Prosperity Irish Digital Salary Survey for 2020
- Recruiters 2020 Salary Guide
All results are in Hebrew except where mentioned otherwise:
- Payroll tables – 2020 Salary Survey (טבלאות שכר – סקר שכר 2020)
- Nisha Group’s Salary Table – mainly tech-oriented, but there are links to other categories at the bottom
- Techjob's 2020 Hitech Salary Survey
- Maskorot – crowdsourced salary survey
- Ethosia HR's Salary Survey – tech, biotech, logistics, marketing and more, and it's fairly detailed
- ZeLimudim's Job Market Salary Tables – wide range of non-tech professions listed
- The Worker – similar to Glassdoor, but for Israel
- CareerCross Japan Salary Guide
- Morgan McKinley 2020 Salary Guide
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Japan
- Michael Page 2020 Japan Salary Guide
- National Employers Wage & Salary Survey New Zealand
- Hudson 2019 Salary Guides
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020
- Alpma Legal Industry Salary & HR Issues – 2020 New Zealand Salary Survey
- Robert Half 2019 New Zealand Salary Guide
- Careers.gov.nz Secondary School Teacher
- Portfolio Recruitment's Salary Guide 2020 – for the creative industry
- emolument Average Salary in Nigeria
- Public Health Salary Structure in Nigeria: How Much They Earn (2020)
- Salary.sg – Your Salary in Singapore – a blog about salaries & income in Singapore where you can search for results by position
- Morgan McKinley 2019 Singapore Salary Guide
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020 Singapore
- Page Personnel 2020 Singapore Salary Guide
- 33Talent Salary Guide 2020 (free download via email)
- Michael Page Singapore Salary Guide 2020
- MyWage.co.za Paycheck
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2020
- EDM Recruitment Salary Survey Results for 2020 – engineers
- AdTalent Salary Survey
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- ITJobsWatch tracking system – track salary trends per position
- CWJobs’ Salary Checker
- Roberthalf.co.uk 2020 Salary Guide
- PagePersonnel.co.uk Finance salary survey: insight and trends
- Morgan McKinley 2020 UK Salary Guide
- IPS Group Salary Guide 2019/2020
- Brand Recruitment Marketing Recruitment Review & Salary Survey 2019/2020
- Robert Walters 2020 UK Salary Surveys
- Vitamin Talent 2020 Salary Guide – marketing or creative talent
- Super Yacht Crew Salary Guide 2020
- Architecture Salary Guide – 2020
- Walker Dendle London Salary Guide 2020
- Xcede 2020 Salary Survey
- Idex Consulting Salary Guide 2020 – “General Insurance, Financial Services and Legal Salary Guides…” for “the UK and Middle East markets”
- REED's Salary Guide
- Aspire 2020 Salary Guide
- ADLIB's Engineering & Development Employment guide – contains Data Engineering & Development salary benchmarks
- Glassdoor – salary details about specific jobs by company or employer
- LiveCareer Salary Calculator – find out what you're worth
- Careerbliss Salary Search – over 6 million salaries
- CareerOneStop Wages by Occupation and Local Area
- Salary.com Salary Checker
- Indeed.com Salary Search
- ERI Salary Surveys – many professions and very detailed, but not free
- Job Search Intelligence Salary Calculator
- Wagewatch – highly extensive and highly expensive, but there's a massive selection to choose from
- United States Crew Salary Guidelines for 2019
- Janco Associates Inc 2020 IT Salary Survey
- Adecco 2020 Salary Guides
- Randstad's Salary Guides 2020
- Accounting Principals 2020 Accounting & Finance Salary Guide
- 2020 Legal Salary Guide for Attorneys and Legal Professionals
- Parker + Lynch 2020 Accounting and Finance Salary Guides – Accounting & Finance Professionals and Legal Professionals Salary Guides
- Comparably All Salaries Search
- Ajilon 2020 Salary Guide
- Atrium Staff Salary Guide
- BridgeView IT 2020 Technology Salary Guide
- Sheridan Maine 2020 Recruitment Survey and Salary Guide
- Dice 2020 Tech Salary Report
- Hays 2020 US Salary Guide
- Paladin Staff 2020 Creative & Marketing Salary Guide
- 2020 Nelson Advisor & Salary Guide
- Teach.com Teacher Salary and Benefits
- Women in Tech Salary Transparency Project – a Google Sheet where women from around the tech world (mainly USA, so far) are sharing their salaries. Great initiative by Lizzie Kardon
- PayScale – salary information for 94 countries
- Paylab – We know about salaries around the world
- SalaryExpert (international version) – only one position at a time can be checked.
- The 2019 Hays Asia Salary Guide – covers over 1000 positions across Asia
- GISjobs Salary Survey – salary information from GIS professionals around the world
- Stack Overflow Salary Calculator
- The Salary Project | Career Contessa
- Cooper Fitch UAE Salary Guide 2020
- Consulting Point Middle East Salary Survey 2020
- Pure Search's 2020 Finance Salary Guide – UK & APAC
- Salary Explorer
- Michael Page Africa
- Emolument Salary Calculator – Use our salary calculator to compare your salary against thousands of others
- Wageindicator.org – You Share, We Compare – global salary survey data including the Baltics, Africa, and more
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