You might be knocking on your boss’ door after learning about this new salary calculating tool. Glassdoor, a digital database that connects users with new job possibilities in Canada and beyond, has just launched Know Your Worth, a web-based service that reveals what your pay should actually be.
Know Your Worth lets you sign up for a new account or login through your Facebook account, and then prompts you with a handful of questions. You’ll enter relevant work information including your current salary, title, years of experience, amount of schooling, the city you live in and even your sex. Then, a super smart algorithm processes your information and compares it to recent salary reports for similar or same jobs, and looks at timely market trends within the city you’ve selected.
Currently, the tool is in beta and only available for US workers, but we know you want to give it a whirl like we did. To get a rough estimate for yourself just choose an equivalent American city (we chose Chicago) and convert your salary in Canadian dollars to American. Now go!
Some people using the free service will be satisfied to learn that their salary is on par with their experience and title. Others will surely be in for a rude awakening when they discover that they’re being severely underpaid compared to their peers. We can just imagine all of the bosses and all of the closed-door salary negotiations that are about to take place.
Feel free to tell us in the comments where your value comes out.