It’s more than just the annual salary. It is important to compare all of the below items when deciding what the best job for you is.
· Location – Sperling’s Cost of Living Comparison
o Sarasota v NYC
o Nashville v L.A.
o Miami v Chicago
o Matching funds v non matching
o Direct increase in annual salary if you take advantage of matching funds
· Health Benefits
o Basic or none v full benefits (look at cost as well)
· Overall Employee Benefits
o Vacation, sick, and personal days
o Gym/health club memberships
o Ability v requirement to travel
· Culture/institutional fit
· Mission and values
o I.E., will you thrive with this company?
· Exempt v Non-Exempt