Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
The first thing you need to know concerns our methodology, since your interviewer will likely ask you about the source of your calculations.
Salary.com gets its data from purchasing thousands of compensation surveys from reputable data firms. Our experts then review those figures to match them to multiple survey sources, job descriptions and titled, and check for inherent biases. The result is a salary estimate that is 100% employer-reported, meaning we don't rely on crowdsourcing or user-submitted content like other sites do. This adds to our reliability and accuracy.
Our data is also fully scoped, which means Salary.com's team takes your geographic location, company size, and level of education into account when determining your salary estimate. So after the data collection, the validation, and inclusion of variables you have your customized market value.