There are two main reasons:
- Different contributing companies. While Pave and Option Impact share ~1000 customers, the other 2000 companies that make up each respective dataset are different, leading to different figures on market compensation.
- Realtime vs Survey data. Pave's data is pulled from the source of truth for compensation (the HRIS / payroll system) vs Option Impact's once every six month salary survey. In a competitive, inflationary market this means that Pave's data often is higher than Option Impact's.