- The LinkedIn Salary function is being extended from the US and UK to Australia.
- The function gives a job candidate an idea of what a role is worth.
- The Australian data shows which are the highest paying roles in finance and tech.
Going into a job interview with an accurate idea of how much you are worth shifts the balance of power in the room a bit more in the direction of the candidate.
LinkedIn is expanding its pay data to Australia, for the first time offering estimates for local roles via LinkedIn Salary.
The data gives a detailed distribution of base salary, along with additional elements such as bonuses and incentives, for a given job title.
LinkedIn Salary is being expanded from the US, UK, Canada and Germany to India, Mexico, Ireland, France, Australia, Spain, and the Netherlands.
"Your salary doesn’t have to be a sensitive topic," says LinkedIn.
"It’s one of the most important things to you in your career. In fact, it’s the top factor that motivates professionals in their career, and one of the first things job-seekers are interested in learning about a role, but often this information can be hard to uncover, unreliable, or misleading."
From the local Australian data, here are the 10 highest paid roles in financial services:
And in tech:
LinkedIn recommends going into a salary discussion with a solid number in your head.
"Don’t be afraid to lay it on the table," says LinkedIn.
"Part of being transparent is advocating for your capabilities as part of the reasoning behind why you’re asking for the salary you want.
"Use LinkedIn Salary to help you understand how your education and past experience factor into the value of the role you’re looking at how you should be compensated.
"Sticking to what you know you’re worth can feel uncomfortable, but according to a recent survey commissioned by LinkedIn, receiving a salary you’re happy with is key to overall job satisfaction.
"If your employer or potential employer comes back with less than you were asking, work together to find a common ground -- and, going back to our first point, make sure you’re prepared to explain why you deserve it."