My co-founder and I are both full-time employees. When it came time for our annual performance reviews, we wanted to understand what our co-workers and friends in similar roles at other companies were getting paid. We wanted a better idea of what was fair, given our roles and experience. We thought people would be reluctant to share.
We actually discovered that our peers were quite willing to share their salary numbers, but only in a safe environment. Most co-workers want to help each other, especially when it comes to getting paid fairly, or making a job, or even career, change. My co-founder and I had a lot of one-on-one conversations with our co-workers and friends. We participated in company-wide "compensation spreadsheets". We prepared for our annual performance reviews and used the relevant and concrete salary data points we now had. But we thought to ourselves, "There must be a better way for employees to get the salary data they need to make better career decisions".
So we built the Salary Project, the best place for employees to view and share salary data, and use that salary data to make better decisions.
The Salary Project will have the most comprehensive, relevant, and useful compensation data that users like you can access, for free. To do that, we depend on accurate data from people like you!
You, the employee and our user, matter the most to us. Not employers, not investors (we don't have any). That means that everything we do, any feature we build, is to help you know your worth (at least when it comes to compensation; you're worth so much more than just a number!), while also maintaining your anonymity on the Salary Project.
We believe three things about a better working world for everyone:
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