Reference Salary API

Reference Salary API

The Reference Salary API provides developers with access to real-time, average wage data by job title and location.

API description

About the API:

The Reference Salary API is a powerful tool that provides developers with access to real-time, average wage data by job title and location. This API is designed to help businesses and individuals research, analyze, collect, or productize wage data for a variety of purposes, such as salary benchmarking, compensation planning, and job market analysis.

With the Reference Salary API, developers can easily integrate accurate and up-to-date wage data into their applications and platforms. The API provides data on a range of job titles and locations, making it a valuable resource for businesses operating in multiple regions or industries. The API also provides data on factors such as experience level and industry, allowing developers to fine-tune their wage data for even greater accuracy.

The Reference Salary API is backed by a team of experienced data analysts who constantly monitor and update the data to ensure accuracy and relevance. This means that developers can rely on the API to provide them with the most current and comprehensive wage data available.

Overall, the Reference Salary API is an essential tool for businesses and individuals who need access to reliable and accurate wage data. By utilizing this API, developers can save time and resources while ensuring that their applications and platforms are powered by the most up-to-date information available.

What your API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

It will receive a parameter and provide you with a JSON.

What are the most common uses cases of this API?

Salary benchmarking: Businesses can use the API to benchmark their employees' salaries against industry standards for specific job titles and locations.

Compensation planning: HR departments can use the API to determine appropriate compensation levels for new hires, promotions, and annual raises.

Job market analysis: Recruiters and job seekers can use the API to research salary trends and demand for specific job titles in different locations.

Competitive analysis: Businesses can use the API to analyze the compensation packages offered by their competitors and adjust their own offerings accordingly.

Market entry strategy: Companies planning to expand into new regions or industries can use the API to research average salaries and compensation trends in those areas.

Employee retention: Businesses can use the API to ensure that their employees are being fairly compensated and adjust salaries as needed to retain top talent.

Salary negotiations: Job seekers can use the API to research average salaries for specific job titles and locations to inform their salary negotiation strategies.

Freelance pricing: Freelancers can use the API to determine competitive pricing for their services based on average wages for similar job titles and locations.

Career planning: Individuals can use the API to research average salaries and job opportunities for specific job titles in different locations to inform their career planning decisions.

Economic research: Researchers and economists can use the API to collect wage data for analysis and reporting on labor market trends and economic indicators.

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Basic Plan: 500 API Calls.

Pro Plan: 2,000 API Calls.

Pro Plus Plan: 5,000 API Calls.

Elite Plan: 20,000 API Calls.

API Documentation


The Get Jobs endpoint is a useful tool for developers who need to access a list of job titles for which wage data is available. By calling this endpoint, developers can retrieve a comprehensive list of valid job titles.


Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"status":"success","valid_titles":["data analyst","senior data analyst","data quality analyst","data analyst marketing","business intelligence analyst","data warehouse developer","business intelligence developer architect","oracle developer","data architect","big data architect","data analyst finance","marketing campaign analyst","data engineer","back end developer engineer","senior data scientist","devops engineer","performance engineer","build release engineer","perl developer","front end developer","digital marketing analyst","marketing analytics specialist","strategic marketing analyst","digital marketing specialist","marketing strategist","laborer warehouse worker","shipping receiving clerk","manufacturing machine operator","production worker","production machine operator","warehouse distribution supervisor","retail sales associate","jewelry sales associate","retail sales consultant","retail store clerk","appliance retail sales associate","retail sales representative","packager","scheduler operations coordinator","dispatcher","warehouse manager","transportation supervisor","cargo coordinator freight forwarder","inventory associate","forklift pallet jack operator","warehouse machine operator","assembly machine operator","distribution center manager","distribution manager","inventory control manager","logistics operations supervisor","etl developer","database analyst developer","informatica developer","python developer","javascript developer engineer","cms developer","ruby on rails developer","c c developer engineer","senior java developer engineer","php developer","web developer","senior web developer","user interface ui developer","senior net developer engineer","net developer engineer","vb net developer","application developer engineer","c developer engineer","java developer engineer","pl sql developer","sql server developer","sql developer","hadoop developer","database architect","infrastructure architect","cloud architect","storage engineer","windows engineer","cyber security architect","cyber security engineer","cyber security analyst","vulnerability analyst penetration tester","cyber security manager administrator","incident analyst responder","cyber security specialist technician","cyber security consultant","information assurance engineer analyst","windows administrator","server administrator","systems administrator","network engineer architect","middleware administrator","unix administrator engineer","it administrator","vmware engineer administrator","economist","policy analyst","community planner","social science researcher","epidemiologist","archeologist","urban planner","transportation planner","city town planner","traffic analyst","transportation specialist","transportation engineer"]}


curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


The Search References endpoint is a comprehensive tool for accessing real-time average wage data by job title and location. This endpoint allows developers to research, analyze, collect, and productize wage data for a wide range of industries and professions, providing valuable insights for businesses, HR professionals, and job seekers. By calling this endpoint, users can retrieve high, low, local average, and national average pay numbers for a specific job title and location. This information can be used to inform compensation planning, benchmarking, and recruitment strategies, as well as to stay up-to-date on wage trends and market changes. Overall, the Search References endpoint is an essential resource for anyone seeking accurate and reliable wage data.

NOTE: To access data for a specific job title, you are required to submit the job title without any stop characters. Spaces are allowed. Additionally, you must provide a location which can be either the state name or state abbreviation. Please note that the city and state must be separated using a comma and space ", " in order to be correctly parsed by the system. By providing accurate job title and location information, you can retrieve reliable and up-to-date wage data to inform your compensation planning, recruitment, and job market analysis efforts.


{"job_title":"marketing strategist",
"location":"manhattan, new york"}


Search References - Endpoint Features
Object Description
Request Body [Required] Json
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"data":{"high":99228.0,"local_average":72868.0,"low":54316.0,"national_average":56308.0},"location":"manhattan, new york","related":["content marketing specialist","marketing analytics specialist","marketing specialist","marketing campaign analyst","marketing communications specialist"],"status":"success","title":"marketing strategist"}

Search References - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request POST '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the Reference Salary API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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