Local pay data is another term for the local cost of living, as assessed by an employer. This information is used to determine whether the company is offering a fair and attractive rate of pay for employees living in a specific area, as well as to determine whether the company is in line with competitors hiring for the same position. Note that when there is a disparity between local pay data and local living wages where the company is located, the higher of the two amounts should be offered to employees.
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