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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 lower quartile figure, while if you are more experienced, or have been in your position longer, you are more likely to be closer to the median or upper quartile figure.
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 upper quartile figures, whereas if you are in an area with a lower cost of living, or a smaller metro area, you may be closer to the lower quartile figure.
It is important to note that salaries may vary significantly within regions of the country, based on what metro area you are located closest to within that region. Salaries may also vary widely within the same position, based on your exact roles and responsibilities.
Base Pay (US$)
Each establishment reported the average annual full-time base pay received per person in that position as of January 1, 2019.
Additional Cash Compensation (US$)
The average additional cash compensation (beyond base pay) received per person in 2018 (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 the value of all employee benefits, including medical/ dental/ vision insurance, association memberships, etc.
The lower quartile marks where 25% of the reported values are lower than the figure given and 75% are higher. Also referred to as the 25th percentile.
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 upper quartile marks where 75% of the reported values are lower than the figure given and 25% are higher. Also referred to as the 75th percentile.
The arithmetic average (or mean), calculated by summing all responses and dividing by the number of responses. May be influenced by extreme values in the distribution.
# 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, 2019 (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 2018, 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.