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PayScale Provides Microsoft Live Search With Real-Time Answers to Salary Searches

Seattle, WA - February 12, 2009 - PayScale, Inc., the world's largest real time salary dataset, today announced a new service that enables all Microsoft Live Search users seeking answers to salary related queries to receive immediate answers from's 16.5 million plus dataset.

PayScale is providing instants answers to salary queries on Live Search for the 1000 most popular job titles (e.g. architects, concierge, lawyers). Searches will return national salary figures, with metro specific information also available.

"Extending PayScale's real time salary data capabilities to Microsoft Live Search users is another proof point that workers and job seekers are hungry for this kind of information," said Mike Metzger, CEO of PayScale. "Even during a volatile economic downturn where jobs are being lost, salary data and related information will stay top of mind for all workers and job seekers. PayScale, with our real-time data set, will offer Live Search users the freshest and most accurate salary information currently available."

Real-time salary information, analytics, and career planning tools from PayScale serve as a resource for millions of individuals every month. Business leaders needing to make strategic HR decisions and manage their talent find PayScale's compensation suite of business applications to be a powerful aide in a quickly evolving job market.

Every day tens of thousands of people take PayScale's salary survey to compare their pay anonymously with their peers and improve their understanding of the job market. PayScale has created the concept of anonymously comparing your salary online - in detail - to other real people with similar individual and job characteristics (e.g., location, company type and size, job, experience, education, skills, and more.) Using an advanced search and proprietary matching technology, PayScale finds a relevant peer group from their data set that matches the user-provided job information. The system allows every user's job profile to be unique and relevant to his/her different job requirements. This creates a level of accuracy that cannot be achieved with traditional methodologies and allows individuals to better understand earning potential

About PayScale ( is the world's largest ongoing salary survey. With the world's largest database of individual employee compensation profiles, PayScale provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries. PayScale's patent-pending real-time profiling technology collects and indexes employee pay attributes worldwide and makes this data available through its online salary tools and salary benchmarking reports. PayScale was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington USA.