Salary.com is it accurate?
A recruiter pointed me to salary.com to compare what I am making with what the going rate in my area is.
I have found Salary.com to be pretty accurate. I've been paid less and I've been paid more, but usually pretty close to their salary ranges.
For what it's worth, Salary.com is sometimes dead-on simply because some companies have started using it as the basis for their salaries.
Personally, I've used it to badger my boss for a raise.
I've used it when moving from one location to another. I don't know if it's accurate, but my new employers had no problem with the figure I came up with.
That's scary that people are taking those surveys seriously. They understate actual figures because the people who do the surveys tend to be more junior people who find such things interesting ( and have time. )
How DO you find out what your fair market value is?
I just checked my title against my salary, and I should be getting WAAAAAY more money. :-p
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
> That's scary that people are taking those surveys
I just tried it, and it's accurate for my job.
Brent P. Newhall
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