To better match the right people with the right companies, Glassdoor includes salary estimates in job listings. Below are some frequently asked questions related to Glassdoor salary estimates in job listings for job seekers and employers.
The minimum annual salary that can be listed on Glassdoor's job postings is $15,000.00, which is the national minimum wage. We understand that organizations may offer part time positions that pay less than $15,000.00 per year. However, Glassdoor's salary product is currently built based off of full time annual salaries. Note that our Product Team is consistently working to improve our Glassdoor salary estimate product. Employers may have the ability in the future to add their part time salaries to their job postings. In the meantime, Glassdoor does offer employers the ability to add hourly pay as opposed to annual salary which can help clarify the pay for job seekers. We also recommend discussing part time salaries within the job descriptions to give job seekers a better idea of the salary offered.
Salary estimates in job listings display a range for annual base or hourly pay and are specific to job title, company, and location. They do not factor in variable compensation, such as bonuses, commissions, tips, stock, benefits or other components. They also do not factor in years of experience. At this time, salary estimates are included in some job listings on Glassdoor for annual salaried jobs and hourly pay jobs but are not included for jobs in which pay is primarily commission-based. In some cases, salary estimates are displayed on jobs in which a portion of the pay is commission-based.
No. Salary estimates are estimates, derived from patent-pending machine learning algorithms. At this time, the median error (as measured by the difference between an estimated base salary and a user-generated salary for a comparable role) of our base salary estimates is about 11%.
We use salary data from millions of current and former employees to generate salary estimates, applying an emphasis on recent salaries over the past two years. Part of the algorithm also takes into account inflation trends to provide the most helpful and reliable salary estimates possible.