LinkedIn aims to take the guesswork out of salary negotiations
Discussing salaries at work can be tricky. LinkedIn is trying to take the guesswork out of calculating fair compensation by giving users the ability to view aggregate data about salary trends by profession.
The new LinkedIn Salary service will show users of the enterprise social network a graph of the total compensation for a particular title in a particular location. For example, they could look up how much a software engineer makes in New York City. (Spoiler alert: it's a lot of money.) After that, it's possible to further slice and dice the data, to see differences in pay between different industries, levels of education, and even degree field.