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Old 10-25-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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How accurate do you think the salary predictors are ?
For example, salary dot com, or glassdoor dot com ?

The salaries I have been offered and accepted never typically aligned with what the magazines or websites claimed was a median salary for my industry. I wastypcially offered way less than the median, and negotiated up, but never really came close to the websites/salary predictors.
I just looked at salary dot com, and I accepted a salary much lower than the predicted salarly listed for the job title I accepted.

I canít be the only one getting lowballed.
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:10 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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One of the advantages to working for a public agency is that all salaries are available to anyone any time, no question, even if not included in the job announcement. The example below is from where I used to work. It also gives you all of the various jobs done there. The sites you mentioned have only information that people submitted, may or may not be valid, and may not include all positions.

https://www.ebmud.com/jobs/job-resou...y-information/
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:49 AM
 
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They are off by 5-10K usually above or below.

They don't factor in tenure in most cases and fake postings common. For example, Data Analyst Salary. Many job boards would have you believe an Entry Level Data Analyst starts at $75K per year nationally. Trolol no that is not entry level salary anywhere and if it is only in NYC, San Francisco, Seattle and LA.

Geographically location matters.
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Old 10-28-2018, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Southeast U.S
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They are off by 5-10K usually above or below.

They don't factor in tenure in most cases and fake postings common. For example, Data Analyst Salary. Many job boards would have you believe an Entry Level Data Analyst starts at $75K per year nationally. Trolol no that is not entry level salary anywhere and if it is only in NYC, San Francisco, Seattle and LA.

Geographically location matters.
I agree. Salary dot com is off by $5-10k.
In my experience pay scale and Glassdoor median salaries tend to be more realistic than salary.com.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:01 AM
 
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The data on the various website can vary significantly. That's why in our salary research([url]https://www.daxx.com/article/python-developer-salary-usa[/url]) we relied on Indeed and Gooroo
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:22 AM
 
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How accurate do you think the salary predictors are ?
For example, salary dot com, or glassdoor dot com ?

The salaries I have been offered and accepted never typically aligned with what the magazines or websites claimed was a median salary for my industry. I wastypcially offered way less than the median, and negotiated up, but never really came close to the websites/salary predictors.
I just looked at salary dot com, and I accepted a salary much lower than the predicted salarly listed for the job title I accepted.

I canít be the only one getting lowballed.
The indicators for engineers are typically a bit high from BLS, Glassdoor, and Payscale, especially BLS, but they are within the ballpark.

BLS incorporates all of the people who work in that field, say mechanical engineer, while with Payscale, the title of the job produces the search.

Bascially, they are fairly accurate, yes.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:59 AM
 
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Glassdoor and Indeed are pretty accurate. As far as I understand, they collect information from people who register on the website and leave feedback about their employers. However, PayScale is not a reliable resource - I noticed up to 20K difference while making a guide about developers.

Btw, if you are interested in programmer salaries, you can also check resources like this one - https://qubit-labs.com/average-softw...rison-country/
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