PayScale Donates Vital Compensation Data, Empowering Employers to Make Critical Pay Decisions During Current Economic Crisis

To help employers retain talent in these unprecedented times, PayScale will provide both Crowdsourced and Company Sourced datasets to new and existing customers free of charge

Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES

SEATTLE, April 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PayScale, Inc., the leader in on-demand cloud compensation data and software, today announced the company will provide a free one-year subscription for its Crowdsourced and Company Sourced compensation datasets to PayScale MarketPay customers.

The announcement comes at a time when most businesses are experiencing unstable economic conditions with government-mandated closures, employees exiting the workforce and significantly reduced revenues due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“As businesses navigate the economic volatility caused by the COVID-19 crisis, they need the most current and accurate compensation insights to make more informed decisions about pay across their workforce,” said PayScale CEO Scott Torrey. “We recognized that we could alleviate some of the financial stress and time required to address workforce compensation issues by donating two rich datasets when our clients need it most.”

PayScale’s Crowdsourced Data provides businesses with the ability to keep a pulse on the ongoing changes in our shifting talent market. More specifically, this dataset offers customers:

  • The freshest compensation insights available with data updated weekly
  • Data insights from the world’s largest compensation database containing 65 million salary profiles collected from employees across the U.S. and Canada
  • Data collected from which attracts 10 million visitors and adds 300,000 new profiles each month to ensure businesses have the most timely, accurate and comprehensive data on the talent market
  • Compensation insights beyond just title to include a wide array of compensable factors such as specific skills, certifications, geographic location, education and industry
  • A data set built on more than 15 years of expert analysis and curation to ensure accurate compensation insights

Employees who want to join PayScale’s data-sharing community to know their worth and #getpayright while employment and market conditions are in flux should visit

PayScale is also donating its Company Sourced Data, offering companies one of the most up-to-date employer-sourced datasets available. This dataset includes:

  • Data from 1,900 participating companies including Fortune 1000 companies and medium-sized organizations, across a broad range of metro regions and industries in the U.S.
  • Aggregate compensation information reflecting pay from 2.5 million employees and 5,500 jobs; data is anonymized and updated quarterly
  • The combination of artificial intelligence and machine learning to save compensation professionals time by automatically matching jobs with the appropriate pay—a painstaking and time-consuming task today
  • Exceptionally strong data in the healthcare, manufacturing, finance, insurance, education, technology and energy industries— sectors currently on the front lines of the COVID crisis

Torrey concluded, “During these times of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to have the most current compensation data to inform strategic decision making which is why we are providing these critical insights to our customers at no cost right now.”

PayScale provides an agnostic compensation platform designed to give businesses the flexibility to utilize external compensation data sources to fit the specific needs of their company. Companies using MarketPay can leverage Crowdsourced Data, Company Sourced Data and third-party survey data, all in a frictionless way.

For more information about PayScale’s compensation data available at no cost to MarketPay customers, please visit:

About PayScale:
PayScale offers modern compensation software and the most precise, real-time, data-driven insights for employees and employers alike. More than 8,000 clients, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, use PayScale to power pay decisions for more than 23 million employees. These companies include Encana, The New York Times, Sunsweet, T-Mobile, United Health Group, Wendy's and Perry Ellis. For more information, please visit: or follow PayScale on Twitter: and #getpayright.

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