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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.

  • 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

  • Six Top Industries Hiring in 2011

    Six Top Industries Hiring in 2011

    By Carol Tice Which industries will be the hottest in 2011? Though the economy is still sleepy, some industries are moving again, while others struggle. To find out where there's high job demand, we talked to two employment experts: Career expert Robin Ryan, author of '60 Seconds and You're Hired,' and... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Hot Jobs: 6 Companies Hiring in 2010

    Holiday Hot Jobs: 6 Companies Hiring in 2010

    By Carol Tice If you're still thinking about scoring a holiday job, go for it. The holiday forecast from recruiting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas is that some retailers may play it safe and delay some of their hiring until late in the season. They also forecast that holiday hiring will be better this... Continue Reading

  • In-Demand Jobs With the Federal Government

    In-Demand Jobs With the Federal Government

    By Carol Tice State and local governments may be trimming their staffs, but the federal government has out its "now hiring" sign. Washington needs to hire 270,000 workers in the next two years, the Partnership for Public Service reports. One reason for the hiring boom: The government is confronting a... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Paying Jobs for Former Military Members

    Top 10 Paying Jobs for Former Military Members

    By Carol Tice Getting out of the military can be a disorienting time for many who've been overseas for long stretches. Often, the end of military service means it's time to find a job, fast. The good news? Today's veterans often acquire valuable job skills in the service that are in demand in the private... Continue Reading

  • Highest-Paying Trades

    Highest-Paying Trades

    Their jobs may be low on glamour, but tradespeople do the important stuff. They build roads and skyscrapers, fix broken-down machinery, and keep America moving over roads and waterways. Careers in the trades offer a chance to work with your hands, and often let you earn while you learn through apprenticeships or... Continue Reading

  • Top Paying Work-From-Home Jobs

    Top Paying Work-From-Home Jobs

    Working from home sounds alluring to many people – keep your own hours, work in your jammies...what's not to like? Fortunately, thanks in large part to the Internet, a growing number of well-paid jobs can be done from home. One of the biggest work-from-home trends is major employers "homesourcing" their... Continue Reading

  • Top-Paying Summer Jobs

    Top-Paying Summer Jobs

    Whether you're looking for a summer job or are simply job-hunting during the warmer months, it pays to think beyond the traditional standbys like lifeguard or amusement-park attendant, both of which have a median pay of less than $10 an hour. A better bet is to seek employment in industries that operate... Continue Reading

  • Emerging Jobs in Social Media

    Emerging Jobs in Social Media

    Blog and tweet your way to a new career By Carol Tice The world of marketing has changed with the rise of social-media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Now companies are seeking their customers' attention with tweets, videos, articles, pictures and anything else that will stir up... Continue Reading

  • 10 Great-Paying Nursing Jobs

    10 Great-Paying Nursing Jobs

    Not all nurses stick to 12-hour shifts in hospitals. Once they're in the field, many nurses take additional training to become what's known as an advance practice nurse, taking on new challenges in settings from cruise ships to jails. After about five years, most nurses either leave the field or move up, says... Continue Reading

  • Eight Jobs With Good Pay - Right Away

    Eight Jobs With Good Pay - Right Away

    By Carol Tice In many careers, you start at the bottom rung and work for peanuts, in hopes of slowly moving up to a real paycheck. But some occupations skip the suffering and earn you solid pay on day one. Jobs that pay well immediately can be found in a wide range of industries. Some require extensive... Continue Reading

  • Need Stability? Seven Unshakeable Careers

    Need Stability? Seven Unshakeable Careers

    By Lydia Dishman Though employers across industries are showing reluctance to hire full-time employees in favor of part-time, temp-to-hire and independent contractors, according to Linda Duffy, president of Leadership Habitude, there are certain industries showing potential for serious growth -- the kind that... Continue Reading

  • How Two Guys Built a Successful Business from a Dorm Room

    How Two Guys Built a Successful Business from a Dorm Room

    By Tiffany Miller On a typical week at Miami University's, Ohio campus, most students spend at least a few hours working on campus or at a local business. It's all about earning a few extra bucks for beer money and spring break. Joe Haddad and Nick Dadas might have done this too, if it weren't for a terrible... Continue Reading