To be, or not to be…transparent?
I’ve shared salary info with a few people in close circles in recent years with no regrets. Doing so can help folks get to the compensation they deserve.
I’m seeing these discussions bubble up again in various online groups I participate in and wanted to compile a few resources to share.
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- “How knowing your colleague’s salary could hurt you” | Quartz at Work by Christina Le Beau
- “I’ll Share My Salary Information if You Share Yours” | NYT by Jessica Bennett
- “Open Salaries: the Good, the Bad and the Awkward” | WSJ by Sue Shellenbarger
- “Opening Up About Comp Isn’t Easy – Here’s How to Get More Transparent” | FirstRoundReview
- “Should You Share Your Salary With Co-Workers? Here’s What Experts Say” | TIME by Samatha Cooney
- “When companies publish their salaries, women win” | CNN Business by Julia Carpenter
- Google Sheet | Maintained by Lizzie Kardon – anonymous salary data submitted by people who identify as female in tech
- Upfront | anonymous tech salary data that includes gender, but open to all genders for submissions
- Search tax returns for non-profits (Form 990) (Note that this includes only directors, key employees, officers, and other highly-compensated employees.)
Who’s Doing It:
- Buffer | Public Salaries
- Makers Academy
- Namasté Solar
- SquareMouth Travel Insurance
- Whole Foods