Salary Guide 2021
Salary Data and Hiring Trends
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Cities where starting salaries are highest
Starting salaries vary widely from city to city, depending on cost of living, scarcity of talent and other factors. Knowing the going rates for your area can make or break your recruitment efforts. Here are the cities where starting salaries are highest, plus the premium that employers can expect to pay in these areas:
Benefits and Perks
We surveyed more than 500 HR managers in North America to learn what benefits and perks they offer. Compare what your company offers to help ensure you’re offering the extras job seekers really want.
Life insurance and AD&D insurance
Paid time off for volunteer activities
Getting the most helpful salary data
Attracting and keeping top talent is more important than ever in helping businesses stay strong in uncertain economic times. Employers are still challenged to find candidates with the skills they need, fast. Recruiting and retaining the best people require staying current on hiring and salary trends. That's where Robert Half comes in.
We published our first Salary Guide in 1950. Since then, we've been known as the leading source for comprehensive and highly accurate salary and hiring data. The salary ranges in the 2021 Salary Guides are based on the thousands of placements made by Robert Half staffing professionals and the actual starting salaries our clients pay for top talent.
Our staffing experts place professionals with companies like yours every day. We know what candidates are looking for in job offers, which skills require employers to pay a premium and the types of roles that are hardest to staff. When you need to add staff, we’re here to help you build the productive, engaged workforce that will keep your company moving forward.