Getting the best pay for your skills is an important issue for any job seeker. There are many aspects to proper salary negotiation during the job search process. Some basic tips are:
- Be realistic in terms of pay, benefits, and perks for the type of job you apply for.
- Know your market value - see where you fit in the range of experience, skills & value.
- Determine your lowest acceptable salary range before the negotiation.
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The following websites allow you to find the average salary of an occupation:
- Canada - Job Bank Canada: Compare wages by occupations or locations.
- Canada - Indeed Salary Search: Searchable by occupation and location.
- Canada - Monster Salary: Searchable by occupation and location.
- Canada & USA - PayScale: Salary data for specific jobs, employers and schools.
- Canada & USA - PayScale Gigzig: Searchable by job title.
- USA & Canada - Glassdoor Salaries and Compensation: Community based information.
- USA & Canada - LinkedIn Salary: Community based information. Sign in to search for salaries.
- USA - ZipRecruiter Salary Calculator: Searchable by job title and location.
- USA - Simply Hired Salary Calculator: Searchable by occupation and location.
- CaPS Guide to Top Paying Jobs: Check out the highest paying job titles for your major.
If you are looking for pay rates for student jobs, consult the following websites:
- Canada - Student Rates of Pay (Government of Canada)
- Quebec - Minimum Wage (CNESST)
- Canada - Minimum Wage by Province (RCC)
- USA - Minimum Hourly Wage Rates (United States Department of Labour)
To learn more about salary negotiation, consult the following articles.
- A new grad's guide to negotiating pay (TalentEgg)
- Can I negotiate things other than salary? (Monster)
- The complete job offer and salary negotiation FAQ for job-seekers (LiveCareers)