New Job Insights That Could Unlock a Higher Salary

February 26, 2019

If growing in your career is on the top of your to-do list this year, you may be thinking about landing a new job. While everyone has a different career motivation, from making an impact to growing new skills, salary potential is also often an important factor. For many, salary is the top career motivator, and one of the first things you want to learn about a role. Many companies have also found that greater pay transparency helps to close the pay gap and are starting to embrace the trend, too, with more than 25% of talent pros reporting that their companies are transparent about pay.

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Now, when you’re searching for jobs on LinkedIn in the U.S., UK and Canada, we’ll show you personalized insights about jobs where you could make more money on the job card and within the job listing. To receive personalized insights, you must submit your salary within the LinkedIn Salary tool. 

We’ve also expanded the availability of LinkedIn Salary to more than 10 countries around the world, with millions of data points to explore. To receive personalized insights, you must submit your salary within the LinkedIn Salary tool. We introduced LinkedIn Salary to provide you with a reliable source of up-to-date information about the factors that impact the way you’re paid, increase transparency and help you to have more informed conversations.

Here are some tips about how you can use LinkedIn Salary to help navigate your career:

  • Do Your Research: Being prepared for a conversation about your salary is the most important thing you can do. Before the big day, spend some time researching what professionals in your industry and role are being paid by talking to people in your network and using LinkedIn Salary to compare with others who have similar skills and years of experience.

  • Be Transparent: Go into the conversation with a solid number in your head and don’t be afraid to lay it on the table. Part of being transparent is advocating for your accomplishments and skills as part of the reasoning behind why you’re asking for the salary you want. Use LinkedIn Salary to help you understand how factors like your education and past experience could impact your salary.

  • Don’t Be Afraid to Counter: Sticking to what you know you’re worth can feel uncomfortable, but 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 make sure you’re prepared to explain why you deserve it.

And If you’re in the market for a new role, here's at look at our Most Promising Jobs ranked by highest-paying order:

1. Site Reliability Engineer: Median Base Salary: $200,000

2. Enterprise Account Executive: Median Base Salary: $182,000

3. Machine Learning Engineer: Median Base Salary: $182,000

4. Cloud Architect: Median Base Salary: $155,00

5. Solutions Architect: Median Base Salary: $139,000

6. Product Marketing Manager: Median Base Salary: $134,000

7. Data Scientist: Median Base Salary: $130,000

8. Engagement Manager: Median Base Salary: $130,000

9. Product Designer: Median Base Salary: $121,500

10. Information Technology Lead: Median Base Salary: $121,000

11. Product Manager: Median Base Salary: $121,000

12. Solutions Consultant: Median Base Salary: $110,000

13. Scrum Master: Median Base Salary: $103,000

14. Product Owner: Median Base Salary: $101,000

15. Customer Success Manager: Median Base Salary: $88,500

With these personalized insights we hope you have the tools you need to make informed decisions about your earning potential. And don’t forget to tap your professional community for help and introductions along the way. In fact, more than 70% of professionals get hired at companies where they have a personal connection. Finding the job that’s right for you is the most important part of your career journey, and whatever your path, we’re #InItTogether.