Salary Websites

Salary.com

  • Free basic report provides information on years of experience, education level, company size, job responsibilities and industry for the job title and location
  • Free report also provides information on benefits, similar jobs, statistics and job openings for the indicated job title and location
  • Choose from a list of job titles and a location to obtain a free basic report
  • Create free profile to obtain more detailed information on median salary
  • Salaries may be inflated when compared to NACE data and other salary websites

Sample job titles and median salary ranges for Boston on Salary.com:

  • Clinical Research Associate: $64,774
  • Financial Analyst: $54,851
  • Grant Writer: $63,902
  • Marketing Assistant: $42,150

PayScale.com

  • Most helpful in providing information beyond median salary range in location with the free basic report
  • Career path is provided in the form of job titles that people usually obtain as they advance in the field
  • Basic report provides information on salaries obtained with further education
  • Anonymous sample profiles are available, offering additional information such as years in field, salary, location, employer type and benefits

Sample job titles and median salary ranges for Boston on PayScale.com:

  • Clinical Research Associate: $44,137
  • Financial Analyst: $41, 181
  • Grant Writer: $36,566
  • Marketing Assistant: $31,846

America's Career InfoNet

  • Provides salaries within the 10%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 90% percentile ranges but does not indicate years of experience
  • Only predetermined job titles are in the system, so may be difficult to find a specific job title
  • Choose the state, occupation group title, and town to obtain salary information

Sample job titles and median salary ranges for Boston on America's Career InfoNet:

  • Clinical Research Associate: $38,000
  • Financial Analyst: $80,300
  • Grant Writer: No salaries available for job title
  • Marketing Assistant: No salaries available for job title

Indeed

  • Salary range is calculated by averaging the salaries listed in the job postings
  • Click on “salaries” tab at the bottom of the page and then enter job title and location to obtain median salary
  • Enter “entry-level” before job title to get a more accurate salary for recent college graduates

Sample job titles and median salary ranges for Boston on Indeed:

  • Clinical Research Associate: $58,000
  • Financial Analyst: $52,000
  • Grant Writer: $54,000
  • Marketing Assistant: $38,000

Glassdoor

  • Most helpful for specific company information
  • Results depend on whether there is a sufficient number of entries by current employees in the database
  • Can search job and location to get a general median salary for the location or median salaries by company

Sample job titles and median salary ranges for Boston on Glassdoor:

  • Clinical Research Associate: $57,750
  • Financial Analyst: $57,000
  • Grant Writer: No salaries available for Boston
  • Marketing Assistant: $35,000

Comparison data from National Association of Colleges and Employers

  • Clinical Research Associate: $36,500 (Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician)
  • Financial Analyst: $55,700
  • Grant writer: No salary available for job title
  • Marketing Manager (no Assistant option): $57,200

(The NACE data is available from a career counselor)

Please keep in mind:

Salary reports vary from one website to another, based on the amount of data collected and methodology used. Therefore, it is important to research several websites in addition to speaking to people in your network about salary averages.