Salary Surveys and Resources


Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ free Occupational Outlook Handbook is revised every two years and provides information concerning hundreds of different types of jobs.   The Handbook features training and education requirements, earnings, expected job prospects, working conditions, job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more. Free basic report available.
CareerBuilder is a popular online job sit and contains a salary calculator (based on industry and location) and other career resources.
Department of Economics Destination 2013
Employment and salary statistics are requested from each graduating major annually beginning with the class of 2013. Please contact the Career Coordinator for more information.
Glassdoor provide a free, inside look at salary details for any company or job - including average salary, bonus, and total pay. All salaries are posted anonymously by employees.
In addition to providing free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards, Indeed also contains a salary research tool.
JobStar is a free resource that features roughly 80 categories for salary information with links to over 300 salary surveys and compensation data published by associations, recruitment firms, government departments, schools, research organizations, etc. Its focus is California and national surveys.
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
NACE compiles salary data of graduates from member schools.   Data covers the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.       
PayScale’s real-time profiling system indexes custom employee attributes (such as industry-specific certifications) and specific job titles for every industry. A paid subscription is required, but individuals can obtain a free customized salary report.
Professionals for Nonprofits (PNP)
PNP's annual Salary Survey Report of nonprofit salaries provides valuable information on salary ranges for many different positions in several US cities in the northeast, including New York City, New Jersey, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
Robert Half
Robert Half, a specialized staffing firm, provides data on average starting salaries for accounting and finance, office administrative, technology, legal, and creative professionals in the U.S. In addition, the Global Financial Salary Guide outlines accounting and finance starting salaries for professionals in 21 countries.
Originally designed for HR departments, is the oldest commercial internet site for salary data.   Free features include a general salary report, based on a company size of 1000 people.   A more detailed report is available for a fee.
SalaryExpert provides free salary reports to students and job hunters, allowing them to compare salaries at several companies of comparable size.
Simply Hired
Simply Hired’s salary calculator allows you to compare salaries in various fields and locations.
Transparent Career
Transparent Career allows you to see what different companies pay MBAs, how happy MBAs are at a given company, and how different choices will affect a candidates career in the long run.
United Nations Common System of Salaries, Allowances, and Benefits
This resource outlines the UN salary system, level of salaries, as well as employee entitlements.
US Office of Personnel Management
The United States Office of Personnel Management provides policy leadership and expertise on a variety of government-wide pay programs for federal employees, including the General Schedule (GS) and the Federal Wage System (FWS) pay schedules.
The WageAccess Compensation Survey is a salary and benefits survey that provides real-time results using data from real companies, including over 900 benchmark positions.   Survey results are updated quarterly and provide the ability to query, select, and filter results by geographic location, industry, and/or company size. It requires a paid subscription.