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PayScale, which has compiled the largest compensation database in the world, provides a precise analysis of current market salaries for both employees and employers through its online tools and software. PayScale also publishes regular reports on issues surrounding compensation and career data such as college ROI, the gender wage gap, underemployment, and income inequality.

  • Jobs That 'Set The Mood'

    Jobs That 'Set The Mood'

    By Christine Laue For all the primping and prepping you do for a date, Cupid enlists dozens of co-conspirators to make the big event go perfectly. The esthetician taming unruly eyebrow hairs wants you to look flawless, and the sommelier pouring wine certainly doesn't want to ruin the mood with a merlot... Continue Reading

  • 5 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Co-Workers Are Dating

    5 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Co-Workers Are Dating

    By Charyn Pfeuffer That "will they or won't they" tension can be palpable in the workplace. Although Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley of the hit series, The Office have done their best to bring the co-worker-with-benefits scenario to the mainstream, many companies (and fellow workers) still frown upon... Continue Reading

  • Hire This Vet: Danna Stumberg

    Hire This Vet: Danna Stumberg

    A collaboration between PayScale and AOL to find jobs for veterans Name: Danna Stumberg Military Branch: United States Navy Military Rank: Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Petty Officer (E5) Current Location: Liverpool, New York. We'll be moving to the Baltimore/D.C. area (Fort Meade, Md.)... Continue Reading

  • Career Confessions: 2012 Resolutions From 6 Professionals

    Career Confessions: 2012 Resolutions From 6 Professionals

    By Lydia Dishman As we leave the New Years celebrations behind, we may find ourselves forgetting our career resolutions along with the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne. Maybe it would help us to hear what other people are planning to do for their jobs in 2012. Continue Reading

  • Hire This Vet: Donald Harvey

    Hire This Vet: Donald Harvey

    A collaboration between PayScale and AOL to find jobs for veterans Name: Donald Harvey Military Branch: U.S. Army Continue Reading

  • Danger Zone: 9 Tips For Partying With Your Boss

    Danger Zone: 9 Tips For Partying With Your Boss

    Steer clear of these career-crunchers at your office holiday party By Charyn Pfeuffer When the fantasy of your hot co-worker playing with your hair becomes a boss-holding-your ponytail-while-you-puke reality, you've officially committed a faux pas at the office holiday party. Continue Reading

  • 5 Jobs That Make Christmas Magical

    5 Jobs That Make Christmas Magical

    By Elise Oras For many people, the Christmas season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. From the twinkle of lights and sparkle of tinsel, to exchanging gifts and spending time with loved ones, it's easy to get caught up in the magic. But, the magic of Christmas does not just happen on its own.... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Jobs That Pay Over $12 Per Hour

    Holiday Jobs That Pay Over $12 Per Hour

    By Elise Oras With the holiday season just around the corner, companies are hiring seasonal employees to help handle the overload of customers. Besides adding extra cash to your wallet, seasonal work can have extra benefits like acquiring professional references, gaining experience in a different field, and... Continue Reading

  • Job Stories: How I Got Fired

    Job Stories: How I Got Fired

    By Tiffany Miller, Payscale.com Call it what you want -- canned, laid-off, pink-slipped, downsized. Getting fired is devastating. Most folks fight back the tears, pack up their cubes and get the hell out. But not everyone's experience is the same. Some workers roll out in style. Continue Reading

  • Mega Millions In Minutes: How NFL Players' Salaries Match Up Against Fans'

    Mega Millions In Minutes: How NFL Players' Salaries Match Up Against Fans'

    By Randall Hauk Larry Fitzgerald agrees to continue his job as a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals for the next eight years for $120 million. Chris Johnson accepts an offer from the Tennessee Titans to continue as their running back for the next six years in exchange $53 million. Continue Reading

  • Get To Work! How Much Does Your Time-Wasting Cost Your Company?

    Get To Work! How Much Does Your Time-Wasting Cost Your Company?

    By Derene Brox It's a rare employee who isn't guilty of a little slacking off every now and then. A Facebook status update here, a little discussion of last night's 30 Rock there. And then there's the time spent shopping online for a gift for your mother's birthday, and the time spent on the phone dealing... Continue Reading

  • Does Buttoning Up Mean A Bigger Paycheck?

    Does Buttoning Up Mean A Bigger Paycheck?

    By Lydia Dishman Do you dress for success? It's no secret that most people will formulate an opinion of you based on your appearance within minutes of an introduction. But can that short space of time mean the difference between a lucrative career and a low-paying job? Continue Reading

  • Which Jobs Truly Lead To Job Satisfaction?

    Which Jobs Truly Lead To Job Satisfaction?

    By Denene Brox Which jobs truly lead to job satisfaction? It's a question that online salary database Payscale.com set out to answer by asking workers across a broad spectrum of employment to rate their overall job satisfaction. The results may surprise those who think that money alone brings job happiness. Continue Reading

  • Flexible Work Hours Tied To More Pay

    Flexible Work Hours Tied To More Pay

    By Robert DiGiacomo Telecommuting isn't just appealing because it allows you to work in your pajamas, it can also be a sign of how much your company respects your abilities and is willing to pay you. Research from Payscale.com shows full-time workers who telecommute in more than a dozen professions,... Continue Reading

  • More Apples Needed in Alabama: Teacher Pay By State

    More Apples Needed in Alabama: Teacher Pay By State

    Now that sales of pencils and notebooks are in full swing, kids everywhere are facing the inevitability of going back to school. Their teachers have already been prepping for the new academic year. Though envied for their months long "break" from work, the teaching profession involves some trade-offs. One of... Continue Reading

  • Company Face Off: Do You Click Better With Facebook or Google?

    Company Face Off: Do You Click Better With Facebook or Google?

    By Denene Brox Google and Facebook are not your typical technology companies. They are innovators that have literally changed the way people all over the world interact online. Both companies had humble beginnings. Google was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two Stanford University Ph.D.... Continue Reading

  • Eight Ways to Make a Buck Off Vacationers

    Eight Ways to Make a Buck Off Vacationers

    By Robert DiGiacomo With so-called "staycations" common in these sluggish economic times, Las Vegas, Miami and other tourism spots that cater to out-of-town visitors may not be the best bets for summer employment. Vegas and Miami rank among the worst places to find work, with seven people on average vying... Continue Reading

  • Best Jobs for Finding Love

    Best Jobs for Finding Love

    By Susan Johnston Given the long hours that many employees spend at the workplace, it's not surprising that some end up meeting the person of their dreams one cubicle away. Still, workplace romances can be risky, as Lizandra Vega, an executive recruiter and author of 'The Image of Success: Make a Great... Continue Reading

  • Seven High-Stress Jobs and What They Pay

    Seven High-Stress Jobs and What They Pay

    by Lydia Frank If you've ever had a job, you've likely experienced stress related to that job. And most of us expect to deal with some level of work-related stress. It's inevitable, isn't it? However, work stress can lead to some serious consequences for both workers and employers. For example, health care... Continue Reading

  • Most Secure Jobs in 2011

    Most Secure Jobs in 2011

    By Janet Clark Job security matters, especially during periods of high unemployment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), unemployment rates at the end of 2010 hovered close to ten percent. Is there anywhere to turn for job security? According to the experts, yes there is. The following jobs... Continue Reading