25 May 2024

The website revealing how much jobs might pay

From Saturday Morning, 11:25 am on 25 May 2024
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Recruiters are reporting an unprecedented jump in job applications in the wake of thousands of layoffs across the public and private sectors.

But for those seeking new work, a key question often remains shrouded in mystery, 'What's the salary?' Fortunately there is a tool that can shed some light.

Driven by a desire to promote salary transparency, Auckland-based web analytics consultant Tony Lu developed What's The Salary in 2019. Since then, there have been over a million searches, with demand up a reported 25 percent compared to a year ago.