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PayScale is a growing technology company that is rapidly changing the world of compensation. We hold the largest data source of real-time salary information by crowdsourcing the data from millions of users and applying complex search algorithms to provide detailed statistical analysis of current pay against the market.

Why join us?

  • Millions of consumers and over 3,000 paying business customers use our products to benchmark, analyze and build pay structures. We've taken complex tasks and made them beautiful and easy to use.
  • We have great cash flow and are backed by top venture capital firms.
  • You will have the opportunity to own major pieces of our platform and start shipping software right away.

Who we hire:

PayScale is growing quickly, but we hire carefully. We seek highly motivated, smart people who are passionate about building usable and innovative products.

Perks and Benefits:

  • We mean it when we say we have a great culture: BBQs on the deck, lake cruises, sailing, Fido Fridays, Free Mariners/Seahawks/Sounders games, PayScale Hack Days, etc.
  • We are located in the mecca of Seattle Startups (Pioneer Square) and have access to great food spots.
  • We pay competitively, have great benefits, and emphasize work/life balance.

Sales and Sales Operations
Account Executive Mid-Market
Sales Development Representative
Senior Account Manager
Junior Account Manager

Product Manager

Software Engineer

Sales and Sales Operations

Sales Development Representative

About You:

We are searching for a high energy, fearless self-starter who is excited about growing and shaping a new sales role in our business. You’re energetic, personable, detail oriented, and operate on a high level at everything you do. You’re constantly striving to add more value to the company. You’re detail oriented and capable of doing a wide range of tasks – from chatting and qualifying potential customers online to developing sales ready leads in our underserved markets. You are a constant learner, searching for a position that enables you to grow and challenge yourself professionally each day.


  • Generate new business opportunities through prospecting, managing our online chat and contributing to our presence in social media.
  • Qualify and respond to inbound leads to create sales-ready leads and opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to develop additional leads.
  • Interact with prospects via telephone, email and chat.
  • Successfully manage and overcome prospect objections.
  • Update lead and prospect activity in to ensure efficient lead management.


  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • 4 year degree.
  • Proficient with standard corporate productivity tools (email, voicemail, MS Office). Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Self-directed, motivated, and resourceful.

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Senior Account Manager

Join the crew at PayScale, a compensation analytics company for individuals and businesses. PayScale is an energetic, high growth company located in Pioneer Square, Seattle. We have exciting products and fun challenges to solve, that is, if you are a data geek like us. We have more than 2,500 customers and millions of consumers who use our website and SaaS-based products. We need your help to take PayScale to the next level.

Tired of big company bureaucracy? Scared of joining a startup? We're not as risky as a startup but not as stodgy as a big company either.
Our software is disrupting the compensation world with a new, modern approach to salary data analysis. In our award-winning Pioneer Square office space, we maintain a fun, supportive, laid-back work environment. We pay well and we work hard, but smart. We also provide competitive vacation and flex time because we understand you have a life outside of the office. Come to a place where your ideas are valued, your voice is heard and your work has an immediate impact.

About the Job

We are looking for a highly motivated, success driven Account Manager to own a portfolio of existing clients and help them develop a comprehensive compensation structure.  Core responsibilities include:

  • Meeting/exceeding monthly reoccurring revenue renewal quota
  • Ensuring client’s realize subscription value and maximize its usage
  • Educating client’s on new and additional products
  • Developing meaningful customer relationships
  • Identifying and resolving subscription issues
  • Championing their customer’s within PayScale
Required Qualifications
  • Previous experience as an Account Manager or in a role with direct revenue responsibility with a SaaS organization, and a proven track record for meeting and exceeding revenue targets
  • Excellent communication, relationship development, and issue diagnostic skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage revenue and service responsibilities seamlessly
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, coach, and influence others
  • Ability to work independently and operate own business
  • Comfortable conducting majority of business via phone and email
  • Collaborate effectively with internal colleagues, and support fellow team-members
  • Self-confidence, and a willingness to learn
  • Solid MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Experience with CRM
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

Nice to Haves

  • experience
  • CCP designation
  • Experience doing business with Human Resource Departments/Teams or previously held a Human Resource role

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Junior Account Manager


This position carries dual responsibilities in Customer Service and Account Management. The ideal candidate will be hungry to learn, perform, and provide an exceptional customer experience. You will be eager to collaborate with peers, but desire to own the solution. You are able to identify opportunities that create a win for your customer, and a win for our business. You want to be challenged, produce, and learn how companies should be leveraging employee submitted data to develop a comprehensive compensation strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Answer inbound customer calls, address client questions/concerns on the call, or own the issue until resolution is reached
  • Provide refresher, and new user, trainings to customers
  • Configure and upload customer files into product
  • Meet/exceed monthly recurring revenue renewal quota to lower tier revenue accounts
  • Educate clients on new and additional products
  • Developing meaningful customer relationships

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Two years professional experience in SaaS organization
  • Ability/desire to sell into active customer base
  • Comfortable conducting majority of business via phone and email
  • Collaborate effectively with internal colleagues, and support fellow team-members
  • Self-confidence, and a willingness to learn
  • Solid MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Experience with CRM
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

Nice to Haves

  • experience
  • Experience doing business with Human Resource Departments/Teams or previously held a Human Resource role

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Account Executive, Mid-Market

Who you are:

  • You are passionate and have a proven track record of consistently exceeding expectations both for the company & your customers.
  • Energy and enthusiasm are your forte! You think out-of-the-box and wow people with your creativity and quality work.
  • You want to be a part of a company that is dramatically changing the way compensation is handled across North America.
  • You’re fearless. You have no problem jumping in head first, constantly learning and pushing yourself to further develop your consultative sales skills.
  • You enjoy sharing your ideas and working closely with a team who is encouraging your success.
What you'll be doing:
  • Generate new business opportunities through warm leads that have already been developed through our website on a daily basis
  • You will become an expert in compensation and the product. This will allow you to manage your business from start to finish without having to involve a technical/sales expert.
  • Exposing and solving real problems for HR professionals and business leaders in new and dynamic ways.
  • You will actually talk to people! At PayScale, our reps get to interact with HR folks daily, people who actually answer the phone!

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • At least 2 year sales experience, not exclusive to just SaaS sales experience. Some of our top performers have come from fundraising, beer/wine distribution, medical and other industries!
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated high degree of diligence and accountability with respective results.

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Software Engineer

We want a talented software engineer / developer to develop innovative features and applications for our consumer facing web site.

We are passionate about software development, believe in software as a service and want to get our features out to our users quickly and frequently. Please apply if you are passionate about presenting complex data in simple ways, enjoy writing code and solving problems, and want to build. Your software will be used by a worldwide audience of millions. Recently focused on our B2B products, we are currently investing in a significant redesign and update of the consumer user experience at

Our platform: We have an engine that classifies profiles. We have a search engine and inverted index on billions of data points. We can compute how much people should be paid in N-dimensional space.

Web Site Development:

  • You will design, develop and maintain applications on's consumer facing website
  • You will work in a small agile team to develop, schedule and release your work
  • You will leverage our large scale compensation model and deep data analytics to help people understand and maximize their value in the workplace
Server Development:
  • You will design and develop new features using C#/ASP.NET/Javascript
  • You will maintain, enhance and re-engineer existing infrastructure
  • You will ensure high performance and increasing scalability
  • Work experience with a consumer-facing Internet company
  • Strong coding and debugging skills in an object oriented language like C#/Java
  • Development experience with Web Application Servers: ASP.NET/JSP/Ruby on Rails
  • SQL and Relational Databases
  • Good grasp of Web fundamentals
  • 3-4 years experience
  • Solid background in
    • C#/ASP.NET/IIS
    • Web Services/WCF
    • MapReduce/Hadoop
    • Amazon Web Services
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science

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Product Manager - Business Products

PayScale is seeking a highly motivated and organized team player to fill the position of Junior Product Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of a growing company rapidly changing the world of compensation. The ideal candidate is both customer-focused and analytical, has proven product and/or program management experience and is comfortable working with SAAS based web technology products.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of Product/Project Management experience
  • Working knowledge of current web technologies preferably SAAS based
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical skills - use qualitative and quantitative data to make appropriate and pragmatic product decisions
  • Has worked in small company settings and/or agile environments


  • Monitor and analyze product usage and metrics, collect customer feedback and research industry trends (primarily in Compensation). Present findings in a productive manner.
  • Work side by side with Marketing and Technology teams to create business proposals that add to or enhance existing product-lines.
  • Become familiar with all aspects of the platform, customer base, compensation domain space and software development life-cycle.
  • Compose detailed marketing and/or business requirements and validate resulting features during execution and post launch.  
  • Conduct detailed usability studies on current products, analyze trends and propose solutions.
  • Assist in project planning to ensure proper and timely execution.
  • Communicate progress and issues with the larger team.

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