WP Job Manager salary data settings in v1.37.0
Written by July 19, 2022on
With the latest release of the WP Job Manager plugin, version 1.37.0, new settings and fields for salary information have been added. WP Job Manager was long missing salary fields to allow authors of jobs to add salary information and this release makes these features available to users.
Users of JobRelay are likely to notice some differences and maybe experience some things not working quite as they should. Therefore in this post I am going to outline the changes, the impacts and what options you have for making your site compatible.
What has changed?
The WP Job Manager have now added new settings for the following:
- Salary – in the settings page you can now select to include a salary field on the job edit screen.
- Salary currency – this allows users to enable currency on their site and allows each job to control the currency individually. Most users are going to most likely want this ticked.
- Default salary currency – this sets a default currency which will be used to output the currency type should a job not have one set
- Salary unit – allows the unit of salary (e.g. year, month etc.) to be individually set on each job
- Default salary unit – this is a default unit that will be used if an individual job does not set a salary unit. It defaults to USD
The WP Job Manager plugin is now providing fields for job salary. Previous to this, JobRelay was saving salary data for each job, however as there was no salary field in WP Job Manager, you would not have been able to visually see the value in the job edit screen.
What are the impacts of this change?
For users of JobRelay, this change brings some real benefits as well as a few headaches and maybe some things that need fixing on your site.
There are a couple of easy wins here.
Improved structured data markup
The biggest win here is that the structured data markup of your jobs is going to be improved. The WP Job Manager outputs structured data markup for each job. Google users this specific markup to index your sites jobs.
However, for WP Job Manager jobs, this always came with a warning that no salary data was present, which could have been effecting your sites job rankings in the results.
This change fixes that by adding the new job salary data to the structured data markup and improving the structured data read by Google.
Improved candidate experience
With each job now having clear salary data displayed, this improves the experience candidates have of viewing jobs on your site, and if viewing them via Google jobs.