The WageIndicator Foundation
The WageIndicator Foundation owns the WageIndicator concept. It is a non-profit organization, dedicated to labor market transparency by providing accurate wage and wage related information. Its mission statement reads:
"Share and compare wage information. Contribute to a transparent labor market. Provide free, accurate wage data through salary checks on national websites. Collect wage data through web surveys."
Thus, the public at large contributes to scientific information gathering, and scientists in return provide information free of charge to the public.
On 17-9-2003 the Foundation was established under Dutch law. It is a joint initiative of FNV (Dutch Confederation of Trade Unions), the University of Amsterdam/AIAS (Institute of Advanced Labour Studies) and career website Monster. They make up the board of supervisors.
- Chairpersons - Prof Maarten Keune and Prof Paul de Beer, in daily life directors University of Amsterdam/AIAS
- Member of the board - Catelene Passchier , in daily life member of the board of FNV, the Dutch Confederation of Trade Unions.
- Member of the board - Warren Hammond, managing director Monster Benelux
- Directors - Paulien Osse & Dirk Dragstra
- Teams & partners
The WageIndicator concept
The concept is a combination of:
1. WageIndicator websites
2. salary check, giving the user an indication of a gross/net salary per hour and per month for any profession/occupation
3. salary and labour market questionnaire
4. content concerning labour law and career
5. a dataset and codebook
6. scientific publications
7. publicity made with the research results from the dataset
8. replying visitors' email
The WageIndicator family
The WageIndicator started in 2001 in The Netherlands as Loonwijzer.nl. In 2004 relatives sprang up in 8 other European countries. Essentially all WageIndicators share the same concept. The identical core questionnaire allows for international comparison of data. Also the method behind the Salary Checks is the same for all WageIndicators. But of course they show different design on their national websites, with labour market content unique for every country. In 2005 new family members started in USA, India, Brazil, South Africa, Hungary. In February 2006 WageIndicator started in Argentina and Mexico.
In 2007 China and Russia joined. In 2008 France, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Paraguay. On top these (CIS) countries were added in the survey: Armenia, Azarbaidjan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizystan, Turkmenistan, Tadjikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. End of 2008 finally Angola, Indonesia, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe are included. In 2009 ElSalvador joined. In 2010 Asia countries like Vietnam, Pakistan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Australia joined the group! In 2011 Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua joined. In 2012 Peru, Uganda, Rwanda, Benin, Guinea, Madagascar, Niger, Senegal and Togo joined.
In the WageIndicator survey's 70 countries are addressed. Roughly 40 do have a well updated full website. (The others are mainly there for Salary data collection). Roughly 50 countries generate - in 2013 - enough salary data in order to create a so called Salary Checker. This a checker based on the WageIndicator data set. Sometimes it takes more then a year befor a WageIndicator generates enough salary data. In 20 countries there is offline and online program. This means offline surveys, next to online. Online debates and offline debates. Campaigns online and offline.
Wage Indicator 10 Anniversary
May 12 - 2011 Wage indicator Foundation celebrated that in May 2001 the first wage Indicator was launched.
The WageIndicator Foundation is a non-profit organization.
- ads on sites
- special projects
- data selling
- fees from WageIndicator countries
- licenses for Salary Checks and Salary Surveys
What They Say about Wage Indicator Websites
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