Pay Raises

Winners And Losers On The Pay Scale

Winners And Losers On The Pay Scale

Technology, oil, gas and trucking are all winners

Raises are coming back, but it definitely depends on your industry. Read More »

Workers Can Expect Little Or No Raise In The Next 3 Years

Workers Can Expect Little Or No Raise In The Next 3 Years

Survey finds strengthening economy ahead, but not big raises

A new poll of American economists shows strong optimism for business in the months ahead, but they expect employees to see only token raises. Read More »

How To Get A Raise Without Asking

How To Get A Raise Without Asking

Six passive strategies to get more money

Worried that asking outright for a raise will harm your chances of getting one? Read More »

Gap Raises Minimum Wage Ante To $10

Gap Raises Minimum Wage Ante To $10

Walmart considers a similar move

Gap, Inc. announced that it will set a minimum wage of $10 per hour for its employees by next year. Wal-Mart is considering supporting a minimum wage increase. Read More »

2 in 5 Expect a Raise This Year

2 in 5 Expect a Raise This Year

Salary confidence level highest since Q1 2012

Are things getting better for America's workers? Here's one answer -- the number of workers who expect a pay raise is the highest since Q1 2012. Read More »

Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

By Emily Jane Fox From Part-Time To Full-Time: Krystal Maxi-Collins, 29, worked at the Macy's department store off and on for two years, and was frustrated that she wasn't made a full-time employee. Her pay wasn't enough to support her family of four, so she worked a second job. When she asked her manager for... Read More »

Highest-Paid Public Employee In Your State Is Probably A Coach

Highest-Paid Public Employee In Your State Is Probably A Coach

In recent years, there's been a simmering debate over whether public employees are overpaid. Periodically, there are stories about principals, bureaucrats or janitors who somehow managed to work the system and get obscene pay. The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, has produced research that shows... Read More »

What Your Boss Thinks When You Ask For A Raise

What Your Boss Thinks When You Ask For A Raise

By Alison Green You've researched the going rate for your work, documented your accomplishments from the last year and put together a case for a salary increase, and now you're sitting across from your boss, having just uttered the words, "I'd like a raise." And you might be getting a little panicky as you... Read More »

UBS CEO Paid $9 Million While Laying Off 10,000

UBS CEO Paid $9 Million While Laying Off 10,000

UBS drew fire on Thursday as it announced it paid CEO Sergio Ermotti almost $9 million in 2012 and welcomed a new investment bank chief with a $26 million package, just as the Swiss bank is in the process of firing 10,000 staff. Executive pay in Switzerland remains a heated issue five years after the near... Read More »

How To Answer The 'Salary Requirement' Question

How To Answer The 'Salary Requirement' Question

You apply for a job: "What are your salary requirements?" Gulp. You're offered a job: "Is the salary acceptable?" Gulp. You want a raise: "Well, how much do you want?" Gulp. Read More »

NYC School Safety Agents' Lawsuit: Newtown Is Happening Every Day

NYC School Safety Agents' Lawsuit: Newtown Is Happening Every Day

After the Newtown, Conn., massacre, some have called for more school safety agents inside schools. But a group of 5,000 school safety agents in New York City have filed an explosive $35 million class action suit, alleging that they're paid less than other safety agents in the city, despite being exposed to gang... Read More »

Simple Ways To Make More Money

Simple Ways To Make More Money

Who doesn't want to make more money? While we've all heard that money doesn't buy happiness, it's nice to be able to decide for ourselves if it's true or not. How can you earn more dough? You may be surprised to learn how some simple steps can make a difference in your bottom line. Read More »

Is Now The Right Time To Ask For A Raise?

Is Now The Right Time To Ask For A Raise?

By Susan Ricker Would you rather stay at your current pay level or get a raise? The answer is obvious -- who wouldn't want a bigger paycheck? While you may be ready for a boost to your bank account, don't be so sure that your boss agrees. Your supervisor will consider many factors before giving your bigger... Read More »

7 Reasons You Didn't Get a Promotion

7 Reasons You Didn't Get a Promotion

By Rebecca Thorman If you're stumped on why you didn't get the big promotion you've been pining for, read these seven reasons to adjust your expectations and attitude: Read More »

Kyle Messier, Idaho Burger Flipper, Wins Idaho Lottery And Quits Job

Kyle Messier, Idaho Burger Flipper, Wins Idaho Lottery And Quits Job

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho -- For some execs, a $100,000 windfall might not represent a life change, but after Kyle Messier won that in an Idaho lottery game, he immediately called his boss and quit his job as a burger-flipper at a fast food joint. "I guess you could say I called in rich," reported TV stations KREM... Read More »

Most Overpaid College Football Coach In America?

Most Overpaid College Football Coach In America?

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 »

Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins, Under Fire, Declines $4 Million Bonus

Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins, Under Fire, Declines $4 Million Bonus

New Barclays Chief Executive Antony Jenkins has opted not to take a bonus for 2012, saying he should "bear an appropriate degree of accountability" for the difficult year his bank endured. Jenkins, who became CEO in August, said he was aware of considerable speculation about his bonus so to avoid further... Read More »

5 Ways You're Killing Your Chance At A Promotion

5 Ways You're Killing Your Chance At A Promotion

By Heather Huhman There are many reasons individuals may be looking to get promoted: the staleness of their current position, the lure of a flashier title, or potentially just a reward for the infinite amount of hard work they've been putting in. Whatever the reasoning, promotions are never promised.... Read More »

7 Things Workers Want More Than A Good Job Title

7 Things Workers Want More Than A Good Job Title

By Susan Ricker There are often more perks to a job than a paycheck, as employers make an effort to retain their top workers and entice new prospects. From offices to flexible schedules to company cars, employees are enjoying more job incentives than ever, though they still have workplace wish lists. Read More »

Tactics That Will Help You Get A Raise (If You're Female)

Tactics That Will Help You Get A Raise (If You're Female)

Women still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, and are paid less even in the same job, working the same hours. Partly, this is because women are less inclined to ask for a raise -- and for good reason. Research shows that women who ask for raises are seen as aggressive and unfeminine, and that... Read More »

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