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Introduction to LinkedIn Salary

Published On: May 23rd, 2022Last Updated: November 6th, 2022Categories: Job Seekers Blog, Tips & AdviceTags: , , ,

LinkedIn Salary provides valuable insights for better gauging your appropriate salary expectations. This post offers an introduction to LinkedIn Salary including details on how it works, benefits, and more.

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LinkedIn Salary is particularly useful to job seekers during job interviews and salary negotiation as a benchmark for establishing salary requirements and compensation expectations from employers. This dynamic tool factors in key variables including geography, seniority level, industry, company size, and education level.

Here is the introduction to LinkedIn Salary:

How LinkedIn Salary Works

LinkedIn Salary relies on user-submitted data. This means asking individual users on LinkedIn to submit their actual salary data. LinkedIn’s user base of 800+ million users makes this all possible.

In addition to entering salary data, users may also input additional compensation details including sign-on bonuses, stock ownership, and other methods of compensation. Here is a breakdown of LinkedIn Salary compensation types.

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Insights of LinkedIn Salary

LinkedIn Salary enables users to view salary-related data (on average) for a specific role and city. This information is broken down by base salary, total compensation, and additional compensation (bonuses, etc). Users may also dive into company level insight pages to explore salary ranges at different companies.

Who Uses LinkedIn Salary

This is an included feature in all Premium LinkedIn paid subscriptions. Non-paying LinkedIn users that provide their salary data also have access to LinkedIn Salary. However, these free users are required to annually resubmit their salary information to maintain access to the tool.

Why Share Your Salary Data

LinkedIn Salary relies on users to voluntarily submit their salary information. Volunteering to contribute your salary data helps keep this tool populated with accurate and trustworthy information. Additionally, your salary inputs are totally private and never visible to other users.

In Conclusion

LinkedIn Salary helps users make more informed career decisions by accessing user-generated salary data to uncover job salary insights and better understand salary expectations within a given location, industry, and more.

So, the next time you’re looking for data to support your salary requirements, try LinkedIn Salary.

About the Author: Doug Levin

Doug Levin is the owner and operator of JobStars USA, a career services practice serving job seekers of all industries and experience levels. He is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), and Career Coach (CPCC) with a decade of experience in the Resume Writing niche.

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