On Glassdoor, we believe more information, like salary transparency, will help people make more informed decisions on where they go to work, including better decisions around pay and compensation.
We currently offer a few different types of salary information on Glassdoor.
Here are some frequently asked questions related to salary information on Glassdoor:
We know that salary is among job seekers’ top considerations before accepting a job, so we want to provide even more salary information to help people find a job and company they love—helping them ensure they’re earning fair market value for their role where they live is one piece of this.
Salary estimates present the median (middle 50%) salary range for that role is expected to be specific to job title, employer and location. For example, if a certain job pays $50K per year, salary estimates highlight that 50% of people are likely to make in the range of $45K to $55K per year. The median error (as measured by the difference between an estimated salary and a user-generated salary) of our salary estimates is about 13%. Also, to support providing as reliable a salary estimate as possible, our statistical methods use user-generated salary reports for similar job titles, in the same location, and look at similar employer attributes (i.e. employee size, industry).
While we take inflation trends into account, we use salary data from current employees and/or former employees that worked at other companies in similar locations and industries all within the past 24 months.
Salary estimates within a company's salaries page are updated monthly on site. However, should a user-generated salary report be published where a salary estimate appears, the salary estimate will be replaced by that user-generated salary report.
There are currently three ways salary data may be displayed on company pages.
No. But to help improve the accuracy of the salary information on Glassdoor, ask your employees to anonymously share their salaries on Glassdoor. As more job-specific salary information is shared by employees on Glassdoor, it will auto-populate and replace salary estimates with a salary range or average based on the salary reports shared by employees.
In an effort to give even more transparency into how salary information is derived on Glassdoor, we publish confidence levels on our salary pages to let you know where pay data may be more reliable. Specifically, next to salary information shared by employees, you will see one of the three confidence levels: