Our Story

We thought no one wanted to talk about their salaries. We were wrong.

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.

How are we different?

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.

Why does all this matter?

We believe three things about a better working world for everyone:

  1. Having more information allows you to make better decisions, especially when it comes to matters of compensation. When we work at least a third of lives, for most of our lives, knowing more about how we're paid for our time only helps when we're considering asking for a raise, or thinking about a job change, or even a career switch.
  2. Our data can also help keep companies accountable. Companies can't solve diversity and gender pay gap problems without bringing those issues into the open. That's where our data can help.
  3. Transparency creates cultures of of openness and trust, where everyone's on the same team. Who doesn't want to work in an environment like that? We can all be a part of this change in how companies are run.
It's time to bring greater transparency to pay. Join us!

Signed,
Team Salary Project 💁‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️