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2023 Hays U.S. Salary Guide
Data from thousands of professionals on their plans, wants and needs for the job market

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What to expect from the U.S. labor market in 2023?

Employers need to bridge the great disconnect

Macroeconomic uncertainties have organizations reexamining budgets, plans and how they get work done, but workers remain determined to better their pay and work life balance.
As 59% of workers are preparing to ask for a pay raise in 2023, the Hays Salary Guide includes labor market insights and predictions from over 3,600 people across the U.S., to help you plan to meet your goals.

In this Salary Guide you’ll discover:

  • Hiring predictions and trends across the United States
  • Contractor rates - New this year
  • Typical salaries for 2023
  • Most in demand jobs in the US for 2023
  • Remote and hybrid working trends
  • Top 3 benefits workers want

Compare your teams salaries to industry benchmarks

Gain a better understanding of the average salary in the US for thousands of jobs across multiple industries and functional areas - by location. 

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61% have difficulty filling their open roles


91% want fully remote work or in a hybrid environment


78% feel that it’s important that their organization has a clear strategy around DE&I


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The sixth annual Hays U.S. Salary Guide is based on a survey conducted from to September 22nd to October 16th, 2022 with a representative sample of n= 3,610.