This section includes only a representative sampling of the publishers that produce, or used to produce, salary surveys and compensation information. It does not link to salary surveys produced by trade and professional associations that are made available to members; but please note that they can be particularly good for those industries or occupations that may not be covered by the bigger publishers.
Most of the publishers have moved to online subscription-based products that the Library does not subscribe to but we have linked to publisher websites for anyone wanting to understand what they currently produce. The catalog links under each company will lead to older publications from these publishers useful for historical compensation research.
Lastly, if you are looking for historical data related to pay by position, industry, or job there are too many titles in the Library to account for in this guide so we have created an extensive list of subject headings in the Search the Library's Catalog page.
The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.
We have included the websites of the above publishers if you are interested in understanding what these companies offer in terms of current products and titles.