Feel like you’re not earning as much as your co-workers? Considering changing jobs and need to know how much to ask for? Looking to go back to school and want to know how much you can expect to earn? In today’s post I list some handy tools to help research if you’re getting paid enough. While these calculators are free always take the pay information and cross research before expecting a certain amount. The political, economic, and your own local conditions can lead to varied employment offerings.
Head over to GlassDoor, it’s a free site where you can enter the title, salary, location, and amount of experience then get the calculated median salary in the location chosen. The page also offers open job listings and further wage details in that local area.
If you’re a member of LinkedIn they offer LinkedIn Salary. This tool summarizes data submitted anonymously by its members and as well as displaying base pay includes bonuses, stock options, and other forms of compensation.
Similar to those above this free tool gives you an idea of the pay for your selected career. In addition it provides sections containing ideas for your future career path, how much you can earn with further education, and cost of living calculators for your selected location.
Indeed gives you quick and easy listings of your preferred career in the location chosen. Great way to decide if the occupation you’re thinking of is in high demand or you need to consider moving to a new area.
- Let your friends and family know of your research and ask who they know in the field. Networking is your best tool. You’d be surprised how open people can be if you show a genuine interest.
- Ask for mentoring by someone in the career path of your choice. Joining with someone who can show you the ropes can not only gain you a wealth of experience it can also educate you on different paths you never would have explored.
Have you used any of the above tools in researching your career? How helpful did you find them?