LinkedIn Announces Inaugural State of Salary Report (U.S.)
While the steady improvement of the job market over the past year hasn’t been the same across all industries and job functions, things have gotten better for workers across skill levels, industries and regions. What does this mean for you? Bargaining power for many workers, like you, is increasing and opens the door to raises, and greater economic opportunity
Salary is a key factor in most career decisions. When deciding where to work, where to live, or what to study, pay is often top of mind. The problem is, you don’t always have the compensation data you need to make the best decisions. You decide between paths without knowing the payoffs.
To give you more visibility into your next career move, we examined data from more than two million LinkedIn members. We looked at how salaries vary by job title, education level and field of study, location, company size, and industry.
|Job title||Highest-paying job overall: orthopedic Surgeon, $450,000|
|Experience level||Highest-paying junior-level job: investment banking analyst, $105,000|
|Education level||Highest-paying degree: doctor of medicine (MD), $161,200|
|Field of study||Highest-paying field of study: computer science, $92,300|
|Company size||Highest-paying company size: 10,001+ employees, $90,600|
|Industry||Highest-paying industry: software and IT services, $104,700|
|Location||Highest-paying region: San Francisco Bay Area, $112,400|