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How to Use This Salary Calculator / Definitions
How to read/use the data in this calculator
The following salary data is shown for each position:
If you are earlier in your career, or have recently moved to a new position, your salary will most likely be closer to the 25th percentile number. If you are more experienced, or have been in your position longer, you are more likely to be closer to the median or 75th percentile number.
Location may also impact where you fall in the salary range; if you live in an area with a higher cost of living, or a larger metro area, you may be closer to the median and 75th percentile numbers, whereas if you are in an area with a lower cost of living, or a smaller metro area, you may be closer to the 25th percentile number.
It is important to note that salaries may also vary significantly within regions of the country, based on the metro area you are located closest to within that region. Salaries may also vary widely within the same position title, based on your exact roles and responsibilities.
Base pay (US$)
Each establishment reported the average annual full-time base pay received per person in that position as of Jan. 1, 2021.
Additional cash compensation (US$)
The median additional cash compensation (beyond base pay) received per person in 2020 (if any), including overtime (discretionary and/or mandated by law), commissions, bonuses, incentive pay, share of profits, retirement benefits paid, and any other cash compensation. Additional cash compensation excludes base pay, deferred compensation, and the monetary value of employee benefits.
The 25th percentile marks where 25% of the reported values are lower than the figure given and 75% are higher.
50th percentile (median)
The median is calculated by rank ordering all responses and then selecting (or interpolating) the value below which 50% of all responses lie. It is often thought of as the “typical” value of a variable and is not influenced by extreme values in the distribution. Also known as the 50th percentile.
The 75th percentile marks where 75% of the reported values are lower than the figure given and 25% are higher.
# of establishments
The number of responding establishments meeting the selection criteria and reporting the position.
# of positions
The total number employed full-time in the position across all reporting establishments as of January 1, 2021 (excludes part-time employees and contractors).
The location of the establishment using US Census Divisions; constituent states are shown below.
East North Central
West North Central
East South Central
West South Central
The average estimated value of all automatic and defined fringe benefits (noting that benefits included will vary by firm) offered to given employee types in 2020, as a percentage of annual base pay, by firm size. Items that depend on financial performance, such as profit-sharing and discretionary year-end bonuses, are excluded.