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Salary Research Resources

Whether you are exploring possible career paths or negotiating a job offer, it can be useful to know what salaries are typical in various roles and fields. Below you will find some resources that will help you do your research. Make sure to keep cost of living in mind as you investigate and compare salaries.

General Salary Research Resources

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Search or browse this Bureau of Labor Statistics website to find information on median pay, projected job growth, and other career information.
  • GradSense: Use this tool to learn high, low, and average salaries for a wide variety of fields. Also find information on negotiation and job offer evaluation.
  • Jobstar: A broad collection of over 300 salary surveys and resources.
  • NACE Salary Calculator: From the National Association of Colleges and Employers, this tool provides salary information based on education level, years of experience in the field, and location.
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management: Browse annual pay tables for government positions based on region, grade, and step.
  • Idealist Careers Salary Surveys: A collection of salary surveys and compensation resources for nonprofit jobs and organizations.

Salary Research Resources for Faculty Jobs

  • Collegiate Times Database: Salaries for employees at state institutions are public record and readily available.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education: Browse or search the tables for average faculty salaries based on institution, state, or sector.
  • Higher Ed Jobs: Collection of salary surveys from the College and University Association for Human Resources and the American Association of University Professors.