One way to get a foot in the door of a desirable employer is to get hired as a temp. This year, 40 percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers, compared to 36 percent last year, according to an annual forecast by CareerBuilder (an AOL Jobs sponsor). Of these companies, 42 percent plan to... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Paychecks can vary based on factors including industry, location and company, though there's generally a standard pay range for every job function. Yet, many people have a preconception of what workers in certain fields earn, such as the assumption that all doctors and lawyers have high incomes.... Read More »
A new report finds that some surprising companies rank at the bottom when it comes to hiring and promoting women. Read More »
There's no shortage of well-paid head coaches at the nation's top colleges and universities. As USA Today reported last fall, 42 head coaches at major schools make at least $2 million a year -- and 13 have a base annual salary of more than $3 million.
But it isn't just those with the top coaching job,... Read More »
There are plenty of myths about the secret networks of the power elite. They're all members of the Illuminati, for example, carefully sculpting the New World Order. Or every summer, they decamp to the California forests to burn effigies and put on high-budget musical theater. (OK, that's actually a thing). But... Read More »
Many people would love to find a six-figure career. But in this tepid labor market, many high-wage earners, including even attorneys, are finding that jobs remain elusive. Still, Glassdoor.com reports there are careers with plenty of job openings that offer handsome salaries.
The employment website recently... Read More »
Income inequality is now at its highest levels since the Great Depression, and as this gap has grown, so have our fantasies of the idle rich, from the Kardashians to "Real Housewives." But many of the mega-rich have gotten mega-richer, with no plans to quit for a life of gentle tanning.
Writing for Forbes,... Read More »
In most offices, poor performing workers could find that raise or bonus they were seeking is suddenly off the table -- or they may be suddenly sent packing. In the world of sports -- especially college sports, however, a big financial reward of hundreds of thousands of dollars could be coming.
Take the case... Read More »
With college tuition rates soaring, many people are reconsidering whether they need a four-year degree. Statistics show that adults with a bachelor's degree, in general, vastly out earn their lesser educated counterparts. But could you earn a good salary -- even up to six figures -- with just an associate... Read More »
Neurosurgeons take home a median $368,000 in salary and bonus annually. What other great careers from Money and PayScale.com's list of Best Jobs in America offer hefty paychecks? Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Lawrence Welk, a popular musician, bandleader and television entertainer in the 1960s and 1970s, once said, "If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come."
Welk's words ring true when it comes to the nine occupations listed... Read More »
By Alina Dizik
A well-paying job can be easier to find than you think. In fact, people such as medical technologists, social workers and store managers all earn about $30 per hour. A full-time job that pays around $30 per hour can equal roughly $62,400 per year, which means a comfortable living, and above... Read More »
By Nicholas Carlson
Last week, new Yahoo CEO made her first huge hire.
She poached ad executive Henrique De Castro from Google to be Yahoo's COO. Read More »
If the stagnant job market has an upside, it may be this: college students (and likely their parents) are taking a hard look at which degrees will result in lasting, good paying jobs.
Unfortunately for art and history majors, the best money-making careers these days are in more pragmatic fields, focused on... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
While every worker has a different income goal, many would be happy reaching the $55,000 mark. As of 2010, the U.S. median household income was $49,445, so a job paying $55,000 is on the higher end of household earnings. Read More »
Clearing trees. Performing magic tricks. Pet sitting. Repairing other people's credit. These people are earning $100,000 or more. Read More »
By Bridget Quigg, PayScale.com
How can you make your transition from military work to a civilian job as easy as possible? Earning a healthy paycheck might help.
Katie Bardaro, lead analyst at online salary database PayScale.com recommends that military folks in search of good pay take advantage of three... Read More »
By Jada A. Graves
Call it employee malaise, or some component of "The American Dream," but many workers in the United States feel that they're not earning the salary that they deserve. For some of them, that notion is personal and emotional, but not always logical.
Sometimes, though, the idea that a job is... Read More »
A few years back, researchers from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School shed some light on the long-debated topic of money and its link to happiness. The study revealed a correlation between earning a specific dollar amount and reaching one's highest happiness level. According to the study, as people... Read More »
In an era when so many American workers have seen their wages stagnate or even fall, paychecks for top executives have climbed astronomically higher. And higher.
A new report shows that despite public outrage, the trend continues. Salaries for the 200 top-paid CEOs rose 5 percent last year to a median $14.5... Read More »