Are You Getting Paid? – Salary Survey Results for Finance Careers

Every year a local recruiting firm freely offers up the results of their salary survey.  I love checking out these surveys and seeing how I measure up.  Looks like I'm currently where I should be considering my category and compensation factors.



Prior to my current job I hadn't been getting paid what I should have been according to these surveys.  I was pretty naive when taking job offers early in my career and didn't counter-offer once.  That's because I didn't really know what I should be making.  I just took what they were giving.  To get me up to the appropriate level I eventually had to switch jobs because my employer at the time wasn't willing to bump me up quick enough.  Luckily it didn't mean a big change for my Mrs. PT and I.

Of course, in your career, salary isn't the only factor.  You have to factor in the obvious: location, job satisfaction, benefits, growth potential, company strength, ect.  However, all things being equal, you need to get the best salary that the market will pay.  These salary surveys can give you an idea of what that is.  Find out what you should be making at or  If you're in my market (North Texas) and in Finance or Accounting, visit Lastly, check out my story with Getting a Job in my 10 Things series.

Are you making what you should be?  Let me know in the comments below.

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Last Edited: July 24, 2017 @ 1:02 pm
About Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor, aka "PT", is a former practicing CPA, blogger, podcaster, husband, and father of three. PT is also the founder and CEO of FinCon, the conference and community dedicated to helping other financial influencers and brands. He created this website back in 2007 to share his thoughts on money, hold himself accountable, and to meet others passionate about moving toward financial independence.

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