Acquired by on April 24, 2014
Total Equity Funding
$33.39M in 8 Rounds from 7 Investors
Seattle, Washington
PayScale provides compensation data and services to individuals and employers through its online tools and software.
Human Resources, Big Data, Enterprise Software

Company Details


Creator of the largest database of individual compensation profiles in the world, PayScale, Inc. provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries to employees and employers through its online tools and software.

PayScale’s products are powered by innovative search and query algorithms that dynamically acquire, analyze and aggregate compensation information for millions of individuals in real time. PayScale publishes the quarterly PayScale Index™, and the subscription software products for employers include PayScale Benchmark™,PayScale Insight™, and PayScale Insight Expert™.

Among PayScale's 3,500 corporate customers are organizations small and large across industries including Mozilla, Tully’s Coffee, Clemson University and the United States Postal Service.

Funding Rounds (8) - $33.39M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jul, 2011$7M / Venture4
Jul, 2010$135k / Venture0
Dec, 2009$3.5M / Venture0
Feb, 2009$226.91k / Venture0
Jan, 2009$2.02M / Venture0
Jul, 2007$10.3M / Series C7
Oct, 2005$7M / Series B4
Oct, 2004$3.2M / Series A3

Acquisitions (1)

Apr 21, 2016Unknown

Current Team (14)


Products (3)

  • Job Pricing is easy and accurate when you use PayScale Benchmarm to match your specific positions to our fresh and robust market data.
  • Formalize a compensation plan using your own consultants or comp experts with the base version of Insight.
  • With a subscription to Insight Expert, you get everything you need to formalize your compensation strategy.

News (324)

Oct 20, 2016Business Insider (tech) - 22 things you should never say in a salary negotiation
Oct 17, 2016Chicago Tribue - 7 steps to negotiate a high starting salary
Oct 12, 2016CSO Online - 10 highest-paying IT security jobs
Oct 5, 2016CIO Australia - STEM majors dominate salary-based college ranking
Oct 5, 2016CIO Australia - Top U.S. colleges for computer science
Oct 4, 2016Business Wire - 60+ New Online Courses for Job Skills on Coursera
Sep 20, 2016Business Insider Australia - 25 college majors with the highest starting salaries
Sep 8, 2016Bloomberg - It’s Tough Being Over 40 in Silicon Valley

Competitors (6)

  • Glassdoor is a jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent.
  • Hay Group is a global management consulting firm that work with leaders to help building a more effective strategy.
  • Company URL and Facebook redirect to IBM, twitter account has been suspended. Unclear if this project is associated with IBM.
  • Mercer Human Resource Consulting Inc. provides human resource consulting services for employers.
  • Salary.com provides on-demand compensation, payroll, human resource management, performance management and competency management solutions.
  • Salarydom.com is an Employment company.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Headquarters

    1000 First Avenue South

    Seattle, Washington 98134

    United States

Images (1)


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