A different approach to evaluating compensation
Comparing numbers doesn’t give you a good idea of actual compensation. Instead of posting your actual salary/compensation package, why not include cost of living, average cost of a 3 bedroom/2 bath house (average accommodation for a family in most areas), or even just the cost of a gallon of gasoline. For instance, I’m in the top 5% in my area in terms of salary. However, I’m in the bottom 5% compared to most people on here. I’m extremely happy with my compensation as the standard cost of living around here is very low. The house mentioned above would be about 1.5 years worth of my salary (+/- 10%). I’m sitting at nearly 4x the average salary of my area.
Just food for thought. The number doesn’t mean much without the extra comparisons. It might also help other people evaluate potential jobs in your area.
***Average cost of a 3 bd/2 bath: $115,000***