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Who Makes What? CEOs vs Everyone Else

Who Makes What? CEOs vs Everyone Else

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 »

Think US Teachers Are Overpaid? Try Underpaid

Think US Teachers Are Overpaid? Try Underpaid

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 »

Negotiate Your Starting Salary Like A Boss

Negotiate Your Starting Salary Like A Boss

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 »

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

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 »

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 »

7 God-Awful Ways To Survive on Minimum Wage

7 God-Awful Ways To Survive on Minimum Wage

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. Read More »

Colleges Asked To Prove Post-Grad Success

Colleges Asked To Prove Post-Grad Success

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 »

The Man with the $200 Million-a-Year Paycheck

The Man with the $200 Million-a-Year Paycheck

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 »

What's The Average Salary For Your Job?

What's The Average Salary For Your Job?

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 »

10 Best Jobs For Introverts

10 Best Jobs For Introverts

Careers that offer focus and depth

These professions are ideal for introverts, who thrive in quieter, lower-key environments than extroverts. Read More »

Here's Why Whole Foods Lets Employees Look Up Each Other's Salaries

Here's Why Whole Foods Lets Employees Look Up Each Other's Salaries

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 »

Ask Donna: Answers to AOL Jobs Reader Questions On Wages and Overtime

Ask Donna: Answers to AOL Jobs Reader Questions On Wages and Overtime

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 »

How to Respond to Salary History Requests

How to Respond to Salary History Requests

'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 »

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 »

Minimum Wage Hike Could Take A Year

Minimum Wage Hike Could Take A Year

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 »

20 Best Jobs Of The Future

20 Best Jobs Of The Future

In demand, well-paying careers

High-paying, high-quality jobs that are projected to grow over the next decade. Read More »

Most Overpaid and Underpaid Jobs in America

Most Overpaid and Underpaid Jobs in America

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 »

5 States Likely To Approve A Minimum Wage Increase In 2014

5 States Likely To Approve A Minimum Wage Increase In 2014

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 »

McDonald's and Starbucks CEOs Make More than $9,200 Per Hour

McDonald's and Starbucks CEOs Make More than $9,200 Per Hour

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 »

D.C. Pushing $11.50 Minimum Wage

D.C. Pushing $11.50 Minimum Wage

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 »

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