Salary Justification

Learn how to justify the salary range in your job ad.

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Written by Kellie Lail
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To meet job board criteria and ensure your ad goes live, you must justify your salary range in the Benefits section of your job ad. So what does this mean?

Justifying your salary is really just an explanation to the candidates for how they can get from the low end of the range to the high end. If you need help figuring out a solid salary range, check out What to Put in the Salary Range.

We do have two system templates in the Benefits section for salary justification including Base Salary Plus Commissions and Base Salary Based on Experience. Those options work to meet job board guidelines, but you should always personalize it to get more specific, just so the candidates know exactly how you are going to be paid.

Here are some examples to consider:

Base Salary Plus Commission - Entry-Level candidates start at a $XX,XXX base salary and can make up to $X,XXX in commission during their first year, bringing total compensation to $XX,XXX. Experienced candidates start at a $XX,XXX base salary and make up to $XX,XXX in commission on average, bringing total compensation to $XX,XXX.

Base Salary Based on Experience - Entry-Level candidates start at $XX,XXX per year. Candidates with 1-2 years of experience start at $XX,XXX per year. Candidates with 3+ years of experience start at $XX,XXX.

You want to ensure that when a candidate reads your job, they have no questions about the role or what it entails, including how they'll be paid. Remember, transparency is key!

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