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Salary Calculators and Cost-of-Living Comparisons

Lesson 25 Module 7

Use Multiple Sources to Determine Your Competitive Salary Information

Before beginning your job search, learn what competitive salary looks like for people doing comparable work. Having this knowledge empowers you to negotiate your salary with confidence. This applies whether you plan on staying at your current employer and/or considering changing jobs.

Here are six places to conduct your research. This will allow you to make comparisons and feel conformable negotiating from a position of strength. Click to go that site for your research.

Research and Compare Your Salary

Cost-of-Living Comparisons

You must factor in regional and national cost-of-living in order to make a fair judgement. Some ares of the US have a much higher living cost, e.g. San Francisco or New York City. State income taxes also figure into your decision.

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