News & Insights Secures $67 Million in Funding

Industry’s fastest-growing compensation technology firm is investing for the future

WALTHAM, MA (April 28, 2021) – Kent Plunkett, Founder & CEO of, the compensation solution provider of the trusted data and intuitive software you need to get pay right, today announced the company has secured $67M in funding in a financing round led by  Accel-KKR Credit Partners, Centre Lane, and Wells Fargo Capital Finance. was advised by Raymond James. Prior investors H.I.G. Capital and management also participated. The new capital will be used to accelerate innovation and expand hiring at the industry’s fastest-growing compensation management company.

Managing the complexities around compensation management is a top priority for organizations facing elevated expectations around workforce transformation. Vast and diverse data sets, big data analysis, and visualizations are becoming the norm. Infrastructure for job description management and market pricing are in high demand. In building the world’s largest compensation data cloud on the industry’s most secure collaboration platform, is redefining modern compensation analysis.

“ created the compensation technology category in 1999 and continues to lead the industry in bringing innovations to the field under the steady hand of the original team, a plus in an industry that has seen much upheaval and consolidation,” said Todd Ofenloch, Managing Director in the Boston office of H.I.G. Capital. “We’re excited to support the company’s future growth and next wave of innovation.”

“The transformative state of compensation has left many companies overwhelmed by the many possibilities,” said Ken Lau, co-founder and managing director of Centre Lane Partners. “ has the benefit of the industry’s most comprehensive platform, an experienced team of compensation experts led by founding CEO Kent Plunkett, and a compelling vision for the future. We’re pleased to join them as they guide companies through this defining period in compensation management.”

As a leading industry innovator, recently launched a series of new products, including the Pay Equity Reporting Toolkit and JobArchitect™, which streamlines the job description management process. The company’s flagship offering CompAnalyst®, offers the largest and most reliable HR-reported compensation data set needed to market price jobs.

“We are excited to support and their growth trajectory as a market-leader,” said Andrew Phillips, Managing Director at Wells Fargo Capital Finance. “The company is well-positioned to help its clients achieve a proactive role addressing important issues in the ever- evolving labor market.”

“Pay affects every company, and it is a fiscal and social responsibility that companies must get right. COVID-19 has changed the landscape with more employees working remotely, further complicating compensation as companies look to attract top talent while maintaining culture and managing expenses,” said Samantha Shows, Managing Director at Accel-KKR Credit Partners. “ is the trusted choice for 8,000 organizations and over 45 million employees globally; we look forward to supporting the management team as they continue to evolve and lead their industry.”

ABOUT SALARY.COM is the leading SaaS provider of compensation market data, software, and analytics, bringing more of the trusted data and intuitive software organizations need to get pay right. The industry’s fastest-growing compensation management company, serves over 25,000 survey participant organizations, over 8,000 business-to-business software subscribers, and over 30 million employees globally. For more than 20 years, has empowered confident decisions by aligning compensation practices with recruiting, performance, and development initiatives through easy-to-access data and meaningful insights.

The market-leading CompAnalyst® SaaS platform accelerates compensation workflows, delivers real-time data, and powers accurate, equitable, and competitive compensation. Through its Salary Wizard and pioneering website, delivers continually updated, reliable market pay data and career content to over 30 million visitors each year. For more information, please visit the company website at