Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the PayScale tool, part of Learning LinkedIn Premium Job Seeker.
- As we saw earlier with a Job Seeker premium account, you can filter job search results by salary level, either by using the salary filter here on the left side of the results page from your initial search. Or, from the advanced search area, you can access the salary filter here on the right and then perform your search. Now, additionally, whenever you select a job posting to look at, you'll usually see a module over here labeled Estimated salary for jobs like this.
You can see this is labeled as a premium feature. Just be aware that this information is based on industry averages, and, of course, salaries do vary widely depending on location, seniority, and other factors. So the average you see here is provided by a third-party organization called PayScale and not by the company offering the job, but when posting job listings, companies can opt out of displaying salary information, so you won't see this pay scale module in those cases. If you do see it, though, it means this particular company has not opted out, and that can give you a good ballpark range to work with when it comes time to discuss your salary, but also be sure to click on several different search results when you're focusing on the average salary.
You'll see this number fluctuate even though these jobs all have the same title. So, for example, the average salary for a social media manager from this company is 48,000. But for this company, it's 54,000. And for this one, we're looking at 56,000. So, again, this fluctuation can be a result of several factors, including job location, so be sure to check out jobs in the same city or area to get a better idea of how salaries stack up against each other in that location.
Being armed with that information can be a great advantage when it comes time to discuss your salary with your current or potential employer.
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