Surprise! The CEOs make more!
We match the salaries of some of the world's highest-paid CEOs with those of average employees. The results highlight some truly gaping wage disparities. Read More »
American teachers' pay ranks 24th in the world
Many Americans think that teachers in this country get a great deal, but when it comes to pay, they make a lot less than others with equivalent educations. Read More »
Accepting a lowball offer could hurt you for years to come!
Accepting a lowball salary offer could cause you to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your career, according to experts. Read More »
Only federal contractors are affected
President Obama will sign two gender pay equality-related executive orders, but big gaps will remain as women make significantly less than men in equal jobs. Read More »
Six passive strategies to get more money
Worried that asking outright for a raise will harm your chances of getting one? Read More »
How much beans and oatmeal can you eat?
As the debate rages over whether to raise the minimum wage, it’s worth asking how people are coping at the current payment level. It’s not a pretty picture.
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71 percent of graduating seniors have student loan debt
College is expensive. Getting information on how well students for your school of choice did in the working world is difficult at best, with unreliable data. Read More »
Is Bill Gross worth the bucks? Not according to a top colleague.
Pimco’s Bill Gross may be the Bond King of the financial world but he’s no Secretariat, says a top colleague. In fact, his job performance lately has been mediocre. Read More »
Starting salaries are expected to increase in 2014
The hiring environment has improved for many job seekers. Robert Half provides insights into average starting salaries for five of the hottest industries. Read More »
Careers that offer focus and depth
These professions are ideal for introverts, who thrive in quieter, lower-key environments than extroverts. Read More »
High-trust organizations can't have secrets
Whole Foods lets employees look up each other's salaries in order to motivate them and promote competition. Read More »
Can my boss clock me out if I work through lunch?
Our resident employment attorney answers reader questions about being paid if you work through lunch and if religious employees are covered by overtime laws. Read More »
'I keep that information confidential, but ... '
If you want to work for an employer but don't want to disclose your personal finances, here are the options for answering the question about previous salary. Read More »
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 »
The new federal minimum wage covers only new contracts
President Obama announced he will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers covered by new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, up from $7.25 Read More »
In demand, well-paying careers
High-paying, high-quality jobs that are projected to grow over the next decade. Read More »
Other than minimum-wage workers, who should earn more?
When Americans were asked which they think are the most overpaid and least underpaid jobs, here's what they said. Read More »
21 states have a higher minimum than the federal amount of $7.25 an hour
As the country focuses on the minimum wage, which states are most likely to improve an increase in 2014? Read More »
Report looks at 10 companies where CEO pay gap is widest
Personal finance site NerdWallet studied 100 fast food and retail companies and identified 10 with the widest disparity in pay between CEO and hourly employee. Read More »
Would be one of the nation's highest rates by 2016
Washington, D.C.'s city council is considering a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 by 2016. This adds to minimum wage activity across the nation. Read More »