People applying to jobs at big companies can get an idea of what their salary might be by looking for a similar opening in Colorado. From Amazon.com Inc. to Walmart Inc., firms have hundreds of job postings that disclose hourly and yearly pay ranges thanks to a new state law.
To understand more about how companies are paying workers and how they are dealing with Colorado’s new law, The Wall Street Journal looked at more than 5,000 job offers at some of the biggest employers in the state. The jobs were all posted between August and October.
Most positions are still open, and the companies include Amazon, DaVita Inc., Dish Network Corp., Palantir Technologies Inc. and JBS USA Holdings Inc., among others. Many of the companies also noted on job listings that pay could vary beyond the stated ranges.
Amazon’s top-paying roles were for software-development engineers in Boulder, Colo., with a base salary starting at $200,600. One of the few higher-paying jobs at Amazon that didn’t involve programming was for a senior program manager of Amazon Logistics entitlements. The position’s base pay started at $105,000 and went up to $160,000. The role involves working directly with local authorities to find real estate to open new delivery stations.