About the Company

Job Search Intelligence is a compensation data machine- a machine that represents more than 90% of all workers in the U. S., with unsurpassed statistical rigor.

In an industry that has seen exceptional challenges over the past 5 years, JSI has built a client base of over 3,000 users. With no sales or marketing staff (but a lot of love from our strategic alliance partners and Google!!) we have become a trusted data resource which includes many of the largest IT, petroleum, manufacturing, retailing, engineering, healthcare, aerospace and academic entities in the U. S.

Here's why: Salary data for up to 1,000 occupations in 560 regions of the U. S. - with a minimum of 25 respondents for each occupation in each region to ensure statistical significance. Reliable data, easily accessed and at very affordable prices.

Mathematical realities govern the manner in which salary data sets are developed by JSI. We are not attempting to bend reality, or get cute with statistics. Our team of statisticians were trained and formerly employed by MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, UCLA, the U. S. Department of Labor, the U. S. Congressional Budget Office, the RAND Corp, and other research and academic institutions.

With hundreds of millions of data points, data sets which are updated quarterly, and a private/ public sector relationship that positions JSI uniquely ahead of traditionally structured firms, we offer you a service that is easily accessed and free of onerous terms or contracts. Our salary programs have been engineered for precise salary results, and a user friendly experience.

Sample size and statistical significance-

The US labor market is comprised of approximately 128,000,000 fulltime workers. From a statistical perspective, this is terrific number because it represents a huge pool with which to begin working. Complexities arise in analyzing this pool when people perform different jobs, in different industries, in different regions, with different qualifications, for different employers, and so on. This becomes critical in the creation of occupational classifications in that one does not want to define a job description so precisely that there is only a single person who actually performs the described job! You want the grouping of persons within an occupation to be large enough for a statistically reliable sample.

The problems encountered in occupational classification are particularly prevalent in the information technology and engineering industries. Our minimum sample size for an occupation within a geographic region is 25 respondents.

Sample Bias-

The rationale behind conducting a salary survey is to have an accurate representation of an overall market. Survey construction essentially defines the characteristics of the sample. No amount of smoothing and massaging will correct a biased sample. JSI does not rely upon its clients for salary survey data. Our proprietary methodology minimizes the possibility of sample bias entering any aspect of our salary data set development.


Because the labor markets are considerably more fluid than in years past, market pricing has reduced the distorting effects of any single employer, or a few employers within an industry. This problem is still persistent though in the case of workers with unique skills, and the employers need for those skills. Demand, or the lack thereof is a significant determinant for the price of an employee. When performing a search for salary survey data, be sure to assess any unique demand factors that may be present in your own establishment.


Job Search Intelligence, LLC utilizes the O*NET System for occupational classifications as part of the framework for our salary calculators, and to describe the underlying characteristics of each occupation. The O*NET System was developed by the U. S. Dept of Labor, and it represents a unifying common language for the industry. O*NET is a non-profit organization, providing free occupational classification resources to job seekers and employers. Information for O*NET can be found at O*NET Online

Our compensation data sets are proprietary to JSI, and are derived from: U. S. Department of Labor, U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics, U. S. Census Bureau, U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U. S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U. S. Federal Reserve, and proprietary resources.

We continue to offer data to educational institutions, researchers, and certain not for profit entities. If you have a request for data, at the sole discretion of Job Search Intelligence, LLC, we may make non-identifying data available to you. Send a request, along with purpose to: research@jobsearchintelligence.com Please send all other inquiries to: info@jobsearchintelligence.com

The JSI Team

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