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Salary and Compensation Sources

Foreign Resources

This section does not include a large number for foreign sources because that is not the focus of this guide. However, a few basic resources for starting foreign compensation research are listed below.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

International Labor Comparisons (ILC)
Provides international comparisons of hourly compensation costs; productivity and unit labor costs; labor force, employment and unemployment rates; and consumer prices. The comparisons relate primarily to the major industrial countries, but other countries are included in certain measures. Please note that because statistical concepts and methods vary from country to country, international comparisons of statistical data can be misleading.

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Compensation by Position
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         All Industries
Compensation by Place
Compensation Resources by Publisher
Government Resources
Foreign Resources
Subjects for Additional Searching

Includes the following charts:
Charting International Labor Comparisons
Provides data on gross domestic product, labor force, manufacturing hourly compensation costs and productivity, and consumer prices.

International Labor Organization


    OECD External Link

    The OECD home page provides access to numerous publications and data on member countries on a variety of topics of interest to its members. Information is presented by country as well as by topic. For example the Finance topic covers Insurance and Private Pensions (though there is a separate topic for that) while the Employment topic area looks at Labour and Labour statistics.

    OECD Data

    The OECD has a variety of statistics from member countries. They offer tools like Compare Your Income as well as the OECD.Stat External Link which allows users to search for specific data elements. Most of the statistics related to income are in the Labour section which includes Earnings statistics while the Finance section has a variety of statistics on Insurance and Pensions.

Last updated: 04/04/2017

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