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Wolfram|Alpha is On the Job with Occupation and Wage Data

July 20, 2009 —
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We have been highlighting ways that Wolfram|Alpha can be a useful tool in your everyday life, and we believe you will find our salary and wage data helpful in navigating your decisions in today’s job market. A lot of people are searching for full-time employment, relocating, exploring going back to school to change professions, or considering taking on multiple jobs. Many factors play into these decisions, and Wolfram|Alpha’s U.S. occupational salary data, and salary computations for local currencies, help you make informed choices.

Perhaps you are considering changing professions. In addition to supplying data on specific occupations, Wolfram|Alpha can compare U.S. occupational information for multiple jobs, including the median salary, the number of people employed at those jobs, and more. For example, here is the comparative information for a registered nurse, an elementary school teacher, and an accountant:

Comparison of registered nurse, elementary school teacher, and accountant information

Wolfram|Alpha can compute hourly wages per working day, week, month, and year based on a 35- or 40-hour work week.

Salary and wage breakdown

Here is an example of Wolfram|Alpha’s ability to compute salary equivalents, such as local currency conversions, time conversion, and exchange histories; in this case, for wages of 50,000 euros per year:

Salary conversion for local currencies

These are just a few examples of how Wolfram|Alpha can provide insightful wage and salary data to help you make confident decisions in today’s job market.


This site is coming along nicely it is so useful.

Posted by Steven P Sanderson II July 20, 2009 at 9:13 pm


Posted by Zak July 20, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Is there any way to get the data for specific countries?
I tried with queries like “database administrator salary in Germany” without success.
My understanding is that currently the figures refer to US only.

Posted by Flavio Casetta July 21, 2009 at 4:15 am


    Currently these figures are drawn from U.S. data only. We are adding to our system of knowledge all of the time Thank you for your comments!

    Posted by The PR Team July 21, 2009 at 10:02 am

WA gets better and better. I know this information will be useful to searchers and gives them exactly the results they want. Keep up the good work, and thanks!

Posted by Africa July 24, 2009 at 8:57 am

Add English salary data as well…….. Please

Posted by Peter July 24, 2009 at 1:55 pm