10 Nov 2022

Why You Must Include Salary in Your Job Listing


After all, you need to know that you're fairly compensated for your work. That said, many employers neglect to include this critical information in their job postings.

This can be a big mistake. In this post, we'll discuss why it's so important to include salary information in your job listing. And we'll give you some tips on how to do it too! But first:

Did you know that 33% of job seekers say they won't go to an interview without seeing the Salary first?

When you don't include Salary information in your job listing, it sends the message that you either:

  • Don't care about compensation, or
  • That you're trying to lowball job seekers.

Either way, this is a big red flag.

The benefits of including the Salary are widespread beyond even getting more applicants. You'll get better applicants.

Your job seekers will know exactly what to expect and are much more likely to accept an offer if they make it to the end of the process.

So how do you include salary information in your job listing? Here are some tips:

  • Just share it. It's scary, but you'll feel better (and see the results) once you do
  • If you don't know the exact amount - include a range. This is still helpful and will build trust right off the bat.
  • If you truly can't share it (and I'd challenge you on this), then ensure you use specific job titles for your industry and opening. This way, they can use industry averages to get an idea.

So don't delay. Update your current listings now and see the increase in applications. If you're about to post a role, take advantage by sharing the most essential item that job seekers expect to find. Good luck!

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