By Jacob Share
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
- Have salary examples you can refer to in negotiations
- 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 paycheck 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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2021 Global Directory of Job Salary Surveys, Guides and Paycheck 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 Salary Guide 2021
- Hays.com.au Salary Guide 2021
- Gate House Recruitment Legal Salary Guide 2021
- REPORT AVAILABLE: 2021 Australian HR Issues & Salary Survey
- AIIA Salary Survey
- Hudson 2021 Australia Salary Guides
- Edith Cowan University Salary Rates and Allowances
- Page Personnel Talent Trends 2021: Australian Salary Guide
- Adecco Australia 2021 Salary Guide
- Michael Page Talent Trends 2021: Australian Salary Guide
- The Creative Store Australia Salary Survey 2021
- Five Recruitment 2021 Salary Guide
- Volt Salary and Contractor Rates Guide 2021
- IPS Group General Insurance market Salary Guide 2021
- Indeed.ca – search and compare salaries
- Canadian Salary Survey (2020)
- 2021 Proposed Salary Guide for Registered Dental Assistants (PDF)
- ZSA Salaries Toolkit 2021
- Randstad 2021 Salary Guide
- Robert Half Salary Guide 2021
- Modis Our 2021 IT Compensation Guide
- Morneau Shepell 2021 Survey Reports
- IT World Canada 2021 IT Salary Calculator
- Agilus 2021 Salary Guide
- Teaching English in China: Salary 2021
- A Guide to Minimum Wages in China in 2021
- ZW HR Consulting China Salary Guide 2021
- AHK Greater China Labor Market and Salary Report 2020/21
- Paycheck.in – general purpose for private sector, public sector and not-for-profit.
- Computer Weekly 2021 India Salary Survey – Salary Infographic
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- Irishjobs.ie – Salaries archive for different industries
- RobertWalters.ie 2021 Salary Survey
- NIJobs 2021 Salary Surveys – over 10 surveys for professions such as accountancy, HR, lawyers, IT, etc., in North Ireland
- Sigmar Recruitment 2021 Salary Guide
- La Creme Salary Guide Calculator 2021
- Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2021
- Jobs.ie Salary Guides for 2021
- Morgan McKinley Salary Guide 2021 Ireland
- Matrix Recruitment 2021 Salary Guide
- Recruiters Ireland’s Ultimate 2021 Salary Guide
- Berkley 2021 Salary Guides Ireland
- CPL Salary & Benefits Guide 2021
- Lincoln Recruitment 2021 Salary & Employment Trends
- Archer Recruitment Salary Survey Guide ’21
- GemPool Information Technology Salary Guide Ireland 2021
- Walters People The 2021 Salary Guide
- The Azon Salary Guide 2021
All results are in Hebrew except where mentioned otherwise:
- Payroll tables – 2021 Salary Survey (טבלאות שכר – סקר שכר 2021)
- Nisha Group’s Salary Table – mainly tech-oriented, but there are links to other categories at the bottom
- Techjob’s 2021 Hitech Salary Survey
- Maskorot – crowdsourced salary survey
- Ethosia HR’s Salary Survey – tech, biotech, logistics, marketing and more, and it’s fairly detailed
- Optimum HR Hitech Salary Calculator – focused on Northern Israel
- ZeLimudim’s Job Market Salary Tables – wide range of non-tech professions listed including pharmacists, real estate agents, paralegals…
- The Worker – similar to Glassdoor, but for Israel
- Machine Learning Salary Calculator (English)
- CareerCross Japan Salary Guide
- Morgan McKinley 2021 Salary Guide
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2021 Japan
- Michael Page 2021 Japan Salary Guide
- Morunda Japan Salary Guide 2021 (PDF)
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2021
- Robert Half 2021 New Zealand Salary Guide
- Careers.gov.nz Secondary School Teacher
- The Creative Store New Zealand Salary Survey 2021
- Jobted Average Salary in New Zealand
- emolument Average Salary in Nigeria
- Public Health Salary Structure in Nigeria: How Much They Earn (2021)
- Salary Scale of Nigeria Companies & Agencies (2021)
- Salary.sg – Your Salary in Singapore – a blog about salaries & income in Singapore where you can search for results by position
- Morgan McKinley 2021 Singapore Salary Guide
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2021 Singapore
- Page Personnel 2021 Singapore Salary Guide
- 33Talent Salary Guide 2021 (free download via email)
- Michael Page Singapore Salary Guide 2021
- Links International 2021 Singapore Salary Index & Market Insights
- MyWage.co.za Paycheck
- Robert Walters Salary Survey 2021
- EDM Recruitment Salary Survey Results for 2021 – engineers
100 People Tell Us How Much Money They Make
- ITJobsWatch tracking system (software engineer salaries) – track salary trends per position
- CWJobs’ Salary Checker
- Roberthalf.co.uk 2021 Salary Guide
- PagePersonnel.co.uk Finance salary survey: insight and trends
- Morgan McKinley 2021 UK Salary Guide
- IPS Group Salary Guide 2021
- Robert Walters 2021 UK Salary Surveys
- Vitamin Talent 2021 Salary Guide – marketing or creative talent
- Super Yacht Crew Salary Guide 2021
- Architecture Salary Guide – 2021
- Walker Dendle London Salary Guide 2021
- REED’s Salary Guide
- The Heat Recruitment 2021 Salary Survey
- Morgan Philips Group Tech & Digital Salary Guide 2021
- xcede 2021 Salary Survey
- Dawn Ellmore 2021 Salary Survey – Buoyant Intellectual Property Market Despite the Challenges of the Past 12 Months
- Ambition H1 2021 Market Trends & Salary Reports
- 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
- Job Search Intelligence Salary Calculator
- Wagewatch – highly extensive and highly expensive, but there’s a massive selection to choose from
- Janco Associates Inc 2021 IT Salary Survey
- Adecco 2021 Payrate Calculator
- Randstad’s Salary Guide 2021
- Accounting Principals 2020 Accounting & Finance Salary Guide
- 2021 Legal Salary Guide for Attorneys and Legal Professionals
- Parker + Lynch 2021 Salary Guides for Accounting & Finance, IT and Engineering– Accounting & Finance Professionals and Legal Professionals Salary Guides
- Comparably All Salaries Search
- Ajilon 2021 HR, Admin and Professional Salary Guide
- Atrium 2021 Salary Guides
- BridgeView IT 2021 Denver technology salary guide
- Paladin Staff 2021 Creative & Marketing Salary Guide
- Teach.com Teacher Salary and Benefits
- 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.
- 2021 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 2021
- Cooper Fitch Saudi Arabia Salary Guide 2021
- 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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