US Geographic Salary Differential Tool

Attract and retain talent across all your markets

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It’s no secret that salaries across the United States can fluctuate based on where the job is located. From cost of living to labor market specifics, it can be tricky to make sense of the ever-changing differences for why and how salaries differ across cities. With an increasing number of companies having operations in multiple locations and the growing number of remote employees, you need credible salary differential information to stay competitive.

The US Geographic Salary Differential Tool will help you evaluate employee pay using both 2019 actual increases and 2020 projected increases while also translating the rates of pay in one location to comparable rates in another. Accurately determine the cost of your staff with pay differentials for 980 cities. Compare your compensation data at the city or national level using information from more than 3,900,000 employee observations. 

Are you positioned to attract and retain top talent across all your markets?

Results publish: February

2020 Results Available

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  • Number of Locations: 980
  • Number of Observations: 3,919,537

Based on data from the 2020 US Geographic Salary Differential Tool.

Interested in salary differentials in Canada? Check out the Canada Geographic Salary Differential Tool, for key insights.

The 2020 survey results are delivered in a published PDF format and an Excel GEO tool to your account under My Downloads. 


Product Price
2020 United States Geographic Salary Differential Tool USD 950
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US Geographic Salary Differential Tool

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  • Single city reports are available, please contact us.
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Survey Schedule

  • Date Effective: December 1, 2020
  • Report Available: February 19, 2021

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sample report

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  • Sub TitleAttract and retain talent across all your markets
  • Short DescriptionActual and projected pay increase data at the city and national levels.

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