Salary Information

JobStar Salary Surveys

JobStar has put together what many consider to be the finest collection of salary surveys online. Combined with lists of books to request from local libraries and articles from experts such as Jack Chapman, this site guides users for salary research.

This site offers users free access to more than just salary data. gives users information on total compensation—not only what is in the paycheck but also the benefits and perquisites received on the job. The Salary Wizard allows users to search for base, median and top-level earnings in hundreds of jobs in many occupational areas; many of these projections are local as well as national. uses a team of compensation specialists to add value to salary surveys done by others, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Users will find helpful articles and exercises on figuring things like benefits, stock options, bonuses (and how to get them) and salary negotiations. Users can also buy a Personal Salary Report, a very detailed examination of their earning power based on their personal work history and geographic location.

A service of Baker Thomsen Associates, offers a variety of free salary and cost-of-living tools covering the U.S., Canada and other international locations. Several specialized reports are targeted to executives, nonprofit professionals and even students for a small fee.

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for more than 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations and estimates of the wages paid to them. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states and for metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.