The first step to making sure you’re being paid fairly is knowing how much your peers make, and while many sites provide some information on the topic, Comparably does so anonymously and privately. You have to hand over some general data about your job to get started, but once you’re in, all is revealed.
The service operates like this: you’re not asked for identifying information about your company or your name or position or anything, but you are asked about your job and for some details about your company (like how much money they’ve raised, whether they’re public, what your title and salary are, how long you’ve been at the job, and so on). Once you provide that information—and trust me, I was skeptical to hand over so much all prior to signing up and seeing anything—you do actually get a treasure trove of information about what other people in the same field with the same experience are being paid.
You could sign up with LinkedIn (I wouldn’t recommend it if you want to stay anonymous), but I tried it with an email address and managed just fine. The amount of information you provide could technically identify you or your company, but the founders assured me that the information they use is to build a profile of the industry as a whole, not to pinpoint specific companies. Once you do have your numbers though, you can check out various cities around the country to see how well you’d fare in a specific market, or just look through stats collected from the site’s users across the country.
Most of the positions are in technical fields, but there’s data for marketing positions, executive jobs, operations positions, engineering, sales, finance, and others. Hit the link below to try it out.