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Need a staff upgrade? Or looking to make a career move? The Robert Half Salary Guides have the information you need to help ensure your search for top talent or a new position is a success. The guides keep you up to date with starting salary ranges, the latest hiring trends, tools you need to recruit top talent and much more. Download the Salary Guide for your area of specialization now.
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Find out what skills are hardest to hire for (and help move candidates to the front of the line). Discover which perks and benefits job seekers crave most.
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Top 2020 trends
More candidates than ever receive multiple job offers and negotiate salaries, thanks to the tight hiring market potentially resulting in higher wages. Learn what positions and skill sets are most in demand so you can set expectations no matter which side of the bargaining table you're on.
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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:
The benefits, perks and incentives candidates want most
Starting salary is just one element of a job offer. Benefits, perks and incentives are also important and can help — or hinder — your efforts to attract and retain top talent.
Assistance with basic needs; noncash; not tied to job performance (e.g., health insurance, retirement plan)
Special privileges; typically noncash; sometimes tied to job performance or seniority (e.g., telecommuting)
Motivational rewards; usually cash; tied to job performance (e.g., bonuses, profit-sharing plan)
Assistance with basic needs; noncash; not tied to job performance (e.g. health insurance, retirement plan)
Special privileges; typically noncash; sometimes tied to job performance or seniority (e.g. telecommuting)
Motivational rewards; usually cash; tied to job performance (e.g. bonuses, profit-sharing plan)
Compare your benefits, perks and incentives to what other companies offer and what workers value most to help ensure theyre the extras job seekers really want.
Benefits companies offer
We surveyed more than 1,000 HR managers in North America to help you keep pace. Here are the benefits companies offer most frequently:
Paid time off
Retirement savings plan
The drive for good physical, mental and financial health has increased demand for wellness benefits across these aspects of peoples lives, such as discounted or free gym memberships, stress reduction programs and investment seminars.
Here’s a summary of other types of benefits and how costs are allocated:
Getting the most accurate salary data
Employers are competing in a fierce hiring market today and the challenges are growing. Skilled workers are already employed. Top candidates are courted by multiple companies. 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.
About Robert Half
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. The salary ranges in the 2020 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.