Good news ! A third of French companies have revised or plan to revise their salary policy upwards. According to the survey published in early August by the insurance brokerage company WTW, the average increase in wages reached 3.1% in 2022 against 2.3% in 2021. It should be + 3.3% in 2023 and primarily affect the finance (+3.7%), fintechs and new technologies (+3.6%) and media (+3.5%) sectors.
While waiting for this rebound on your payslip, you can browse salary simulators. These allow, if you are looking for a job, to know the remuneration to which you can claim according to the position and/or the company. What better way to arm yourself to negotiate a job interview. These tools are also useful for those who are in business, in particular to find out how their remuneration compares to the market…. and possibly ask for a raise! Here are five.
Apec: for young graduates and executives
More than 150,000 people used the Association for Executive Employment simulator in 2021. This makes it possible to estimate the salary of nearly 50 executive positions. The data used is based on the annual survey carried out by Apec on the professional situation and the annual gross remuneration declared by 17,000 executives in the private sector.
You must fill in ten criteria, all mandatory (management of a budget, level of responsibility, function of the company, place of work, etc.) to obtain the average gross salary to which you can claim, with a high range and a low range.
The +: once the result has been obtained, job offers are offered to you adapted to your salary.
The – : you must already have an account on the site or create one (it’s free).
Waage: for the picky
This calculator was developed by compensation consultancy People Base CBM. It claims more than 900,000 users and a database allowing very detailed monitoring of the remuneration of more than 500 functions (executives and non-executives) throughout France.
Waage makes it possible to evaluate your remuneration. The calculation is based on a large number of criteria that are not taken into account in other simulators, such as gender, holidays, benefits (bonuses, commissions, employee savings, restaurant tickets, company car, mutual insurance, etc.), expertise : junior, confirmed, senior, expert, self-taught… The results situate you on the market and indicate the places and companies where you earn more.
The +: the details of the results with, for example, a focus on pay parity for the job tested or on the departments that pay the best.
The – : you have to provide your email address to get the results. If you want even more, you have to create an account (free).
Glassdoor: to discover the salary of your (future) colleagues
On this American company rating and job search site, you can both search for salary information on companies, see how well you are paid and anonymously reveal your remuneration to other users.
Once logged in, Glassdoor provides you with the average salary for the current or sought-after job in such city, along with a list of boxes employing your profile with the corresponding salary. You can sort to find the company that pays the best or the least, discover its benefits and most importantly, consult the (anonymous) reviews of former and current employees.
The +: discovering behind the scenes of companies.
The – : you have to register (it’s free) to access salaries and reviews.
The Observatory of inequalities: to know if you are rich or poor
Since 2003, this independent body has been drawing up an inventory of the situation in different areas (income, education, employment, etc.) or between categories of the population (social backgrounds, gender, age, etc.). Its simulation tool, consulted 2.8 million times since its creation, is based on the latest INSEE data for full-time equivalents in the private sector only.
Just enter your net monthly salary and you get the percentage of employees who earn less than you, with a more detailed indicative curve on the magnitude of the difference. You will also learn that half of private sector employees earn less than 2,000 euros net per month, 20% earn more than 3,000 euros and 10% more than 4,000 euros.
The +: efficient.
The – : none.
PageGroup: for rejected candidates
This recruitment and interim agency offers its own calculator based on the results of its salary barometer on the websites of its Michael Page and Page Personnel brands.
All you have to do is fill in your sector of activity (21 to choose from), your specialty, your profession (out of more than 700) and your experience to have access to a salary range and an indication of the stability or increase in your salary. The data comes from the firm’s clients, candidates, the internal IT database and trend notes.
The +: speed: there are only four criteria to be entered.
The – : no update: the data that feeds the calculator dates back to 2018-2019.