Professionals and Executives

Changing function or industry? We provide accurate compensation data across sectors.

How much should I be paid?

Use The Pay Index to assess the gender pay gap in your function..

Check the gender pay gap

Considering your next career move? Assess your market worth now.

What's my market worth?


How can The Pay Index help your career?

The Pay Index enables you to accurately assess current global compensation data through a variety of interactive reports where you can compare your compensation against different job titles, functions, industries and geographies.

Our unique cost-of-living index enables you to compare the actual purchasing power of compensation across different countries and cities. If you're planning to relocate, we provide essential information to help you make an informed decision.

Considering a new role?

Before you accept a new role, compare your compensation against your peers in similar functions and sectors to ensure you are being paid your true market value. We take our information from real-time local market information, to provide you with accurate data immediately.

Preparing for your appraisal?

Before attending your next annual appraisal and pay review, compare your current compensation against our global community to ensure your package is in line with the market. The Pay Index helps you to understand your real value in the professional landscape.


Here's why you should use The Pay Index

Obtaining accurate total compensation data for professionals and senior management is difficult, what with limited data available, a relatively scarce data pool, and new legislation making it illegal to ask for compensation details.

The Pay Index has extensive global senior executive / business leader data, making it one of the most comprehensive sources available for executive compensation.

The Pay Index is updated daily ensuring it is one of the most accurate databases of executive compensation available.

With new legislation being implemented across the USA, such as New York City’s Introduction Number 1253-A, which prohibits all employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's salary history, the need for crowd-sourced databases, such as The Pay Index, will be increasingly important to help companies understand executive compensation.

The Pay Index has a unique feature enabling you to compare executive compensation against a cost of living index for other cities and countries to ensure you know exactly how much the ‘real-world’ income will be for your global executive community.

If your company is making out of industry executive hires then The Pay Index will provide you with an immediate overview of salary, bonus and stock expectations for these less familiar functions and geographies.

The Pay Index contains up to date compensation for the global female executive community, making it an ideal resource for your Human Resource department.

The Pay Index will provide your company with knowledge of executive talent cost and availability in locations you are less familiar with, helping you to budget for and make informed decisions about new geographies.

Keeping our registration process to a minimum, users are able to create and authenticate their accounts, then view our interactive executive compensation data within just 5 minutes.

How much does it cost?

The Pay Index is free to use

Gain immediate access to a range of interactive global compensation reports for your job function.

Sign up and benchmark your compensation now


Did you know

The average raise an employee receives for leaving is between a 10% to 20% increase in salary – and in some cases this can increase up to 50%

How does it work?

The Pay Index gathers information from publicly available records, data service providers and crowdsourced from individuals themselves. These professionals, working within different functions and industries from around the world, share anonymised compensation data to see how they compare to their peers, both locally and globally.

The Pay Index verifies all data, before uploading it to our encrypted databases, where executives can then access a range of interactive online reports, enabling them to understand how education, tenure, years of experience, gender, sector and other criteria impacts compensation levels.

The Pay Index is free for individuals to use as we want to encourage you to return and keep your global pay as up to date as possible.

After all, the more you use it, the more it grows and the more useful it becomes to others.

What  compensation data can you access?

After registering, you can immediately compare your compensation against our global database, via a range of reporting criteria, including:

Company Size
Company Size
Function & Industry
Function & Industry
Experience & Tenure
Experience & Tenure
Location & Cost of Living
Location & Cost of Living



Data Accuracy

How do you ensure the data, especially compensation data, is accurate?

We have three data sources for our data, publicly available information, data gathered from partners including leading employers from across the globe and self-reported data. This data is been evaluated for accuracy based on data gleaned from 18 years of operation with a leading executive recruitment firm based in The City of London. As such we know the compensation bands across the different functions in different sectors in different geographies. We check self-reported data a number of ways:

  • We know the range that each role is valued at, and employ logic to identify and recheck suspect data.

  • Overnight we check all new data before aggregating it with our data pool.

  • We examine outliers on our data set, and remove if appropriate.

  • We reiterate to our participants to submit accurate data, so they gain maximum value from The Pay Index.