The Total Economic Impact™ of PayScale

Cost Savings And Business Benefits Enabled By The PayScale Compensation Intelligence Platform

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PayScale Brings ROI to Comp Management

To help businesses realize the full impact of better compensation management and communication, PayScale commissioned Forrester Consulting, an independent research firm, to conduct a study evaluating the total economic impact of PayScale.

Their analysis is clear, stronger data and better communication around pay, pays for itself and then some.


249% ROI

PayScale solutions save millions with an ROI of 249%!


3% Reduction in Turnover

Forrester calculated $2.1M savings related to reduced turnover and lower recruiting costs.


Happier Employees

Organizations using PayScale have better conversations about pay leading to improvements in employee satisfaction.


90% Reduction in Survey Management Time

PayScale automates the survey management process to free up time for strategic projects.


Data Integrity

Whether data has been aggregated from multiple salary surveys or crowdsourced through PayScale’s employee survey, salary data is more detailed and accurate.


$1.6M NPV

Forrester calculated risk-adjusted benefits of PayScale add up to $2.3M against related costs of $653K. That’s a net present value of $1.6M over three years.

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TEI Framework And Methodology

From the information provided in the interviews, Forrester has constructed a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) framework for those organizations considering implementing PayScale. The objective of the framework is to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility, and risk factors that affect the investment decision.

Forrester took a multistep approach to evaluate the impact that PayScale can have on an organization. The TEI methodology helps companies demonstrate, justify, and realize the tangible value of technology initiatives to both senior management and other key business stakeholders.

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