Baker, Thomsen Associates, a compensation and benefits consulting firm from Emeryville, Calif., recently launched, a new Internet site to combat unlicensed, inflated pay information being provided on the internet.

“One must be very careful in offering salary and benefit advice,” says David Thomsen, President of Baker, Thomsen Associates. “To our knowledge, no other licensed Internet site is providing free salary and benefit level advice.”

The high salary and benefit norms that are reported on many other sites are damaging to employers, who may be led into overpaying their employees. presents a more accurate picture of pay.

With SalaryExpert™, you can assess not only what you should earn in a certain job and area, but also what those earnings will purchase. There can be a big difference between an area’s salary level and its cost-of-living level. went online Nov. 10, 2000.