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.
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, etc.
- Salary or wage search – search on a profession and the results will show typical earnings.
- 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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2018-2019 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.
- LiveSalary – “a free community-based website where people exchange salary data”
- Hudson 2018 Salary Guides
- Robertwalters.com.au 2019 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 FY18/19 Hays Salary Guide
- Morgan Consulting 2018/2019 Salary Survey
- The 2018 Kelly Australia and New Zealand Salary Guide
- Frontline Hospitality Salary Guide 2018/19
- Gate House Recruitment 2018-2019 Legal Salary Guide
- Alpma Legal Industry Salary & HR Issues – 2018 Australian Salary Survey
- AIIA Salary Survey
- Wowjobs.ca’s Canada Salary Search – lets you search on specific keywords, and even compare among different job titles.
- Canadian Salary Survey
- CanadaVisa.com Canada Salary Wizard
- Hays.ca 2018 Salary Guide – Get the latest insights into market forecasts, trends, compensation and benefits across a broad range of functional areas and industry sectors.
- 2018 Proposed Salary Guide for Registered Dental Assistants (pdf)
- ZSA Salaries Toolkit 2018
- Randstad 2019 Salary Guide
- Inteqna 2018-2019 Information Technology Salary Guide
- Adecco 2019 salary guide: Industry Benchmarks for Attracting and Retaining Top Talent.
- 2019 Robert Walters Global Salary Survey
- Morgan McKinley 2018 China Salary Guide
- Gemini Global China 2018 Salary Guide (pdf)
- Kelly Services 2018 Salary Guide
- Paycheck.in – general purpose for private sector, public sector and not-for-profit.
Quick break in the list: The Onion's Tips for Negotiating Your Salary
- Abrivia.ie Salary Survey 2018
- Irishjobs.ie – Salaries archive for different industries
- Brightwater.ie Salary Survey
- RobertWalters.ie 2018 Salary Survey
- Michael Page Salary and Employment Forecast
- NIIJobs 2018 Salary Surveys – over 10 surveys for professions such as accountancy, HR, lawyers, IT, etc.
- Morgan McKinley 2018 Irish Salary Survey and Benefits Guide
- Sigmar Recruitment 2018 Salary Guide
- Lincoln Recruitment Specialists Salary Survey Ireland 2018
- Morgan McKinley & La Crème 2018 Salary
- Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019
- Jobs.ie Salary Guides for 2018
- Lincoln Salary & Employment Insights 2018 (pdf)
- Matrix Recruitment’s Salary & Benefits Survey 2018
- Red Tree 2018 Legal Salary Survey (pdf)
All results are in Hebrew except where mentioned otherwise:
- Payroll tables – 2019 Salary Survey (טבלאות שכר – סקר שכר 2019)
- Israel Payroll Calculator for Hi-Tech Jobs (English)
- Nisha Group’s Salary Table – mainly tech-oriented, but there are links to other categories at the bottom
- Techjob's 2019 Hitech Salary Survey
- Maskorot – crowdsourced salary survey
- Ethosia HR's Salary Survey – tech, biotech, logistics, marketing and more, and it's fairly detailed
- Council of Higher Education's Academic Salary Tables
- Teachers' Union Salary Guide
- ZeLimudim's Job Market Salary Tables – wide range of non-tech professions listed
- CareerCross Japan Salary Guide
- Morgan McKinley 2018 Salary Guide
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2018 Japan
- Michael Page 2018 Japan Salary Guide
- National Employers Wage & Salary Survey New Zealand
- Hudson 2018 Salary Guides
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2018 (pdf)
- Alpma Legal Industry Salary & HR Issues – 2018 New Zealand Salary Survey
- Robert Half 2018 New Zealand Salary Guide
- JobStreet Salary Report – numbers for many professions.
- Careerjet.ph – job listings with specified salaries
- Salary Explorer
- Salary.sg – Your Salary in Singapore – a blog about salaries & income in Singapore where you can search for results by position
- Morgan McKinley 2018 Singapore Salary Guide
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2019 Singapore
- Page Personnel 2018 Singapore Salary Guide
- Cogs The 2018 Salary Survey for Singapore
- 33Talent Salary Guide 2019
- MyWage.co.za Paycheck
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2018
- EDM Recruitment Salary Survey Results for 2018 – engineers
- South African IT salaries in 2018 – How much people really get paid
- AdTalent Salary Survey
Second break in the list: How to Negotiate Your Salary, with Ramit Sethi
- Wageindicator.co.uk – will tell you what other people are earning for doing your job
- ITJobsWatch tracking system – track salary trends per position
- CWJobs’ Salary Checker
- Roberthalf.co.uk 2019 Salary Guide
- PagePersonnel.co.uk Finance salary survey: insight and trends
- ClinicalProfessionals.co.uk Life Science Salary Survey 2018
- Morgan McKinley 2018 UK Salary Guide
- Adrem Group UK Interior Design Salary Guide
- Bond Search & Selection Salary Survey 2018 (pdf)
- IPS Group Salary Guide 2018/2019
- Brand Recruitment Marketing Recruitment Review & Salary Survey 2018/2019
- 2018 Pentasia & iGaming Business Salary Survey: Available Now
- Glassdoor – salary details about specific jobs for specific employers or companies
- 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 2018
- Janco Associates Inc 2018 IT Salary Survey
- Adecco 2019 Salary Guide
- Randstad's Salary Guides 2018
- Accounting Principals 2019 Accounting & Finance Salary Guide
- Special Counsel 2018 Legal Salary Guide
- Parker + Lynch 2019 Accounting and Finance Salary Guides – Accounting & Finance Professionals and Legal Professionals Salary Guides
- Comparably All Salaries Search
- Ajilon 2019 Salary Guide
- Modis 2019 IT & Engineering Salary Guide
- Atrium Staff Salary Guide
- 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 2018 Hays Asia Salary Guide – covers over 1000 positions across Asia
- Robert Walters 2018/2019 Salary Surveys – PDF downloads for Australia, Belgium, China, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States
- GISjobs Salary Survey – salary information from GIS professionals around the world
- Salary.com – US and Canadian Salary Wizard
- Robert Half 2019 Salary Guides – USA, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, UAE, United Kingdom
- Stack Overflow Salary Calculator
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