A new salary transparency law took effect in New York City on Tuesday, requiring most employers there to provide “good faith” salary ranges on job posts. The legislation could help narrow the gender and racial wage gap that has historically led to women and people of color being paid less than their white male counterparts, pay transparency advocates say.
It allows workers to better gauge what their peers are making and what they can ask for when negotiating their own pay.
Here’s a sampling of salary ranges New York City workers can expect to find now, including pay for jobs at some of the city’s biggest employers:
Barista at Starbucks: $16.24 to $18.43 per hour
Airport janitor at ABM Industries: $18 per hour
Maintenance technician at Brookfield Properties: $27.13 per hour
Electrical technician at Con Edison: $32.17 to $44.19 per hour
Personal shopper at Bloomingdale’s: $48,672 to $84,864
Tax associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers: $70,000 to $132,000
Emergency department staff nurse at Mount Sinai Health System: $98,457.99 to $104,533.08
Software development engineer at Amazon: $115,000 to $223,600
Construction supervisor at AECOM: $116,087.33 to $214,761.56
Associate in the mergers and acquisitions investment banking practice at EY: $125,000 to $185,000
Director of clinical pharmacology at Pfizer: $150,900 to $251,400
Director of retail performance or director of store planning at Louis Vuitton: $170,000 to $200,000
Head of fixed income portfolio specialists at JP Morgan: $300,000 to $500,000
Early issues with compliance
Though the law went into effect on Tuesday, many employers still haven’t complied — and may not for a while.
Some had not yet listed salary ranges on multiple New York City job posts as of this writing, including Meta and Google. Neither immediately responded to a request for comment.
Others provided ranges but appeared to encounter some challenges in the process.
Citi, for example, initially listed a salary range of $0 to $2 million for a client service officer, as Motherboard first reported.
Citi told Insider it had added salary ranges to all US job postings as of mid-October but “recently became aware of a technical issue that is causing some job postings to display a system default salary range instead of the correct range.”
“We are proactively mitigating this issue by reviewing all job postings to ensure the correct range is listed,” the company said.
Citi’s job post was subsequently modified to list a salary range of $59,340 to $149,320.
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