Advertised salary within Job Posting Analytics is the salary information provided by the company or entity advertising the position. Advertised salary can be used to understand the unique variances of advertised compensation by job title, company, region, and even sometimes skill sets. It is not necessarily the actual salary the employee receives—only the salary as advertised. To analyze actual worker earnings as reported by the BLS and QCEW, we recommend you use Emsi’s occupational earnings or industry earnings.
Emsi extracts information from each job posting, and if available, determines a salary for the job posting. Many job postings do not provide salary information. In fact, only 15-20% of all postings have salary information available. This will also vary greatly depending on the occupation, industry, and job title .
Because the sample size is often small, Emsi always identifies the number of postings in your query that include salary data (as shown below). This number will not equal the number of unique postings for the query. We encourage you to reference this number to determine whether the sample size of salary data is large enough to be included in your work.