Salary Calculators and Cost of Living Calculators

Free Tools to Help You Calculate How Your Salary or Job Offer Compares

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Interested to see how your salary offer compares? It’s a good idea to make sure you are up to date on what you should be earning, based on your location, position, and experience. That way you have a sense of what to expect when you start to talk salary with your current or potential employer. A salary calculator is an online tool you can use to determine how much a job offer is worth and how far your paycheck will go in a specific location based on the cost of living in that area.

Remember that when you are evaluating what you earn, there are many factors to take into account. Salary is important, but benefits can help make a modest paycheck go much further- especially things like bonuses, child care, paid time off, and comprehensive health insurance.

These salary calculators and surveys will help you find out salary information for your current job as well as positions you're interested in.

Free Salary Calculators

Salary.com
Free salary reports covering virtually every occupation, as well as information on salary, benefits, negotiation, and human resources issues for US and Canadian markets. Salary negotiation tips, small business solutions, and cost of living comparisons are also available. For a fee, you can customize your salary report to analyze your worth based on your personal details.

PayScale.com
Offers a variety of services including a career path explorer,  career goal tracker and cost of living calculator.

Evaluate a job offer or compare your salary with equivalent positions. Also tips on negotiation, and information on college ROI.

Indeed Salary Search
Search salaries from millions of job postings. One stop to look for jobs and compare salaries.

Benefits Calculators

As well as salary, it’s a good idea to spend some time researching how benefits can add to the appeal of certain positions.

Benefits calculators are designed to calculate your total compensation package (base plus bonuses plus benefits) to help you better understand and compare what your earnings will provide.

Salary.com Benefits Calculator
Use this tool to calculate your total compensation package (base plus bonuses plus benefits).

Cost of Living Calculators

t’s well known that certain cities and certain areas of the country are just more expensive to live in than others. When contemplating a move, you need to evaluate how your costs and income will differ, based on your new location. Cost of living calculators help you determine how much your current (or potential) position would pay in a new city and to compare the cost of living between two different cities.

PayScale.com Cost of Living Calculator
Use PayScale's Cost of Living Calculator to determine how much your current salary is worth in a new city and to compare the cost of living between two different cities.

Paycheck Calculators

Paycheck Calculators
When you start a job, the amount you will take home in your paycheck depends on deductions for federal, state, and local taxes.

There are paycheck calculators to help you determine how much your paycheck will be after deductions. Check out these free tax calculators and other tax tools available to analyze your paycheck.

More Paycheck Calculators
Free tax calculators and other tax tools are available to analyze your paycheck. 

More Salary Calculators
Additional salary calculators for a variety of occupations.

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