How can you find a list of average salary pay by job title?


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Job seekers can find a list of average salary pay by job title from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS collects data on salaries for each occupation throughout the United States and publishes the data periodically.

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The BLS maintains the data on each occupation's salary through the Occupational Employment Statistics program. The salary data is available as national averages, averages for each state or averages for each metropolitan area. The OES program contains data that is also made available in the form of over 6,000 charts and 4,800 maps that help users to visualize the data and put it to use.

The OES data is broken into reports by industry that divide the occupations into 22 categories. Each of these categories is subdivided into the 800 different occupational categories that the agency tracks. For each occupation, the agency provides data on salary ranges in different geographical areas as well as the differences in compensation when doing the same job in a different industry, such as marketing in the medical industry as compared to marketing in the television industry.

The BLS also publishes a guide to using the OES data during salary negotiations and another guide to comparing salary and cost-of-living differentials when deciding whether to relocate.

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