It's that time of year for getting cozy, sipping cider and looking forward to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. How many hours do you need to work to get ready for turkey time? Depending on your job, you may need a couple of hours or a couple of days to pay for the best meal of the year. Read More »
If you're pinching your pennies a little tighter this year, you may be tempted to hold back on handing extra dollars to the service providers in your life. But, if you do, remember that skipping a worker's gratuity, in many cases, would be like your boss saying to you, "Hey, guess what? We're going to cut your... Read More »
Whether they manage every minute of your day or disappear most afternoons to "lunch meetings," you know one thing for sure about your boss. He or she probably makes more money than you do. How much more? It depends on your gig.
Online salary database PayScale.com put together a list of common... Read More »
They've made you laugh, they've made you cry, and done it all while working hard to pay the bills. Your favorite TV characters not only have engrossing personalities, they have on-screen jobs with incomes that vary widely. How much does your favorite TV character earn? Read More »
Another season of "The Bachelorette" is winding down after a dizzying display of alpha-male behavior and slurpy make-out sessions. Ashley'barely wipes the make-up off her eyes from one romantic dinner before she's getting whisked away on a motor scooter, her cheek resting on some guy's brawny back.
How has... Read More »
As the economy perks up, wages in many industries are reviving, some faster than others. There are steady pay improvements in strong sectors, like health care, but what about the beleaguered finance and insurance industry? Wages there are actually showing signs of life, too, according to research from online... Read More »
When a military member moves to a new base for a new job, so does their whole family. But, family members don't arrive with a job ready to go. They may need to look beyond the base to find help paying the bills. Who are the top employers near the nation's biggest military bases?
Online salary database and... Read More »
How can you make your transition from military work to a civilian job as easy as possible? Earning a healthy paycheck might help.
Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at online salary database PayScale.com, recommends that military folks in search of good pay take advantage of three special areas of... Read More »
Once they've received their last paycheck from Uncle Sam, where do most military folks go to find the next one? It turns out that many don't travel far. Former military members often get picked up by companies that work directly with the federal government and the military.
Online salary database... Read More »
Who do you predict will win March Madness this year? Maybe you're rooting for the team with the best record in your favorite conference or have picked one of the underdogs. While it may make sense to look at three-point percentages and rebounds per game, online salary database PayScale has started a tradition... Read More »
Glitz, glam and garbage cans overflowing: These are all realities of one of Hollywood's biggest nights, the Academy Awards. Started in 1929, the Oscars, as they're more fondly known, bring leading directors, writers, and actors into the spotlight. But, who's making sure that the light works and shines in the... Read More »
It's another month, another rent check to write and now you have a dental bill that's bigger than you expected. Maybe you're a student or a parent who has been staying home and out of the work force, but you now really need to get working. What is a job that you can start right now?
Online salary and career... Read More »
Does the thought of a 9-to-5 work schedule make you cringe? Would you like the time to go to the gym in the middle of the day or spend time with your kids after school?
You need a flexible job. Flexibility is getting more and more essential as busy people, parents in particular, need room in their schedule... Read More »
Do you know someone who enjoys their job? Maybe they even look forward to going to work? Believe it or not, this reality does exist. Certain jobs are simply more "popular," meaning that the people who do them feel good about where they put their time and energy each working day.
To figure out which jobs are... Read More »
A well-paid, entry-level job sounds like an oxymoron. But finding one would certainly help with the piles of student loans that many young people face and the heavy financial pressures sending many stay-at-home parents back into the work force. Fortunately, PayScale.com has found a few.
Online salary... Read More »
Do you feel like you're just making it through day after grueling day of work while only barely keeping up with your bills? Maybe it's time you considered a career with low stress and high pay. They do exist, according to the fortunate folks who have discovered them.
Online salary database PayScale.com... Read More »
If your household budget is extra lean this year, you may be tempted to scrimp on tipping the service providers in your life.
But, if you do, remember that skipping a worker's gratuity, in many cases, would be like your boss saying to you, "Hey, guess what? We're going to cut your pay by 20 percent this... Read More »
Looking for a well-paid job in construction or real estate? Most people know that the chances of getting hired or getting a raise in either of those industries are pretty slim these days. In fact, average salaries in both real estate and construction are down even from where they were a year ago. But, there... Read More »
It has been a bumpy ride for wages in major cities over the last few years. The swing from speedy growth to heavy losses was dramatic once the recession hit. So, what exactly happened with wages before, during and after the recession and where are we now?
Online salary database PayScale.com has analyzed the... Read More »
Most people don't earn six figures every year, but they sure would like to. By comparison, members of Congress, in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, make at least $174,000 a year. And, other federal politicians and presidential Cabinet members earn even more. Are these politicos worthy of... Read More »