Competitive Salary Search

We're here to give you an insight to the mysterious buzz word "competitive salary", and what can you expect from a job that hides the salary behind it.

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Is it annoying? Yes. Does it put us off the job? Majority of the time. Competitive Salary is a phase used a lot in recruitment, for a number of different reasons. We've created this site to help you understand what you can expect from a job that advertises a "competitive salary".

We believe a company should be open about the salary from day one, as the interview process is a long stressful road. And if you're lucky enough to get a job offer, but the pay is far less than you expect... it can be heartbreaking.

What Is A Competitive Salary?

A competitive salary means that the salary being offered is equal to or more than the industry average for similar positions in the same location.

So although the salary isn’t specifically detailed – that doesn’t mean you can’t estimate a ballpark figure based on your own research. Using websites that allow you to search for competitive salaries depending on your job title is a great start, but we highly recommend you ask the employer in your first meeting the rough salary that's being offered for this role.

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