Glassdoor Local Pay Reports Methodology

December 29, 2016

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Glassdoor’s Local Pay Reports are designed to provide a real-time overview of trends in median base pay for full-time U.S. workers nationally and in metro areas. It applies a proprietary machine-learning statistical model to millions of individual salary reports submitted anonymously to Glassdoor to estimate median base pay by job title, industry and employer size within metro areas across the U.S. This paper provides an overview of the statistical methodology underlying these reports. (A list of frequently asked questions is available here.)