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  • 10 Jobs That Pay At Least $35,000 A Year

    10 Jobs That Pay At Least $35,000 A Year

    By Susan Ricker Oscar Wilde once said, "When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is." While his sentiment is perhaps a little cynical, it rings true, as every part of life has a price tag attached: transportation, medical bills, groceries,... Continue Reading

  • Telemarketer Makes Bomb Threat After Homeowner Hangs Up, Police Say

    Telemarketer Makes Bomb Threat After Homeowner Hangs Up, Police Say

    Lots of homeowners get frustrated by unsolicited phone calls from salespeople trying to sell them something that they don't want. But it appears it was a telemarketer's turn to let off steam last week, after he allegedly threatened to blow up the house of a Mead, Colo., homeowner who turned down the offer of... Continue Reading

  • 7 Most Underpaid Jobs in America

    7 Most Underpaid Jobs in America

    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... Continue Reading

  • Ousted Calif. Police Chief Randy Adams, Who Made $457,000 A Year, Sues For Severance

    Ousted Calif. Police Chief Randy Adams, Who Made $457,000 A Year, Sues For Severance

    He may have taken an oath to serve and protect the public, but a former police chief in California, ousted two years ago amid a pay scandal, now appears more interested in padding his wallet on the backs of taxpayers. Randy Adams (pictured above), who served as police chief in the Los Angeles suburb of... Continue Reading

  • 10 Cities With Fastest-Growing Wages In 2012

    10 Cities With Fastest-Growing Wages In 2012

    By Abby Rogers and Callie Bost Unemployment is still a major problem in the United States. But it looks like we're finally making our way out of the recession, at least in terms of pay wages. Continue Reading

  • 3 Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

    3 Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

    You look across the table and your eyes meet. You blink and then quickly look away. Was that a smile you detected? You hope so, because you were smiling, too. No, you're not on a date. You're at a job interview and it's going well. It's the second time you've met with the prospective employer and you feel like... Continue Reading

  • 7 Part-Time Jobs That Pay Up To $40 An Hour

    7 Part-Time Jobs That Pay Up To $40 An Hour

    Getty Images For some 8 million Americans, part-time jobs are a way of life. Many are cobbling together several part-time gigs while they search for that elusive full-time job. Some, though, prefer part-time work because it offers flexibility and time off for other pursuits, including raising kids. But... Continue Reading

  • Federal Workers Received Whopping $439 Million In Bonuses Last Year

    Federal Workers Received Whopping $439 Million In Bonuses Last Year

    Nearly a quarter of a million dollars. That's how much a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee was paid last year under a presidential program that recognizes exceptional performance on the job. The government worker, a veterinarian, was paid $179,700 in base salary and given a $62,895 "service bonus" for... Continue Reading

  • A Job In High Demand That Pays $68,000 A Year

    A Job In High Demand That Pays $68,000 A Year

    As the nation's baby boomer generation has aged, there's been a corresponding increase in demand for workers to provide health-care services. It comes as little surprise then that the health-care sector has added an average of 28,000 jobs a month during the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor... Continue Reading

  • $100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    $100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    With U.S. workers' wages stagnating, the idea of earning $100,000 a year without a bachelor's degree might seem impossible. But there are jobs that command high salaries, have plenty of openings, and require only certification from a vocational school or an associate degree, typically earned at one of the... Continue Reading

  • 9 Tax-Time Tips For Consultants And Contract Employees

    9 Tax-Time Tips For Consultants And Contract Employees

    By Justin Thompson Tax season is upon us, with less than two months to go until the April 17th deadline. Last year at this time I was a contract employee, and I remember the hassle of having to go through my taxes. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but I did listen to my mother's sage advice... Continue Reading

  • How To Work Freelance And Get Paid What You're Worth

    How To Work Freelance And Get Paid What You're Worth

    By Steph Auteri One of the big challenges of launching your career as a freelancer is figuring out how much to charge – and convincing potential clients you're worth that amount. Do you start at $15/hour? $25/hour? $50/hour? What if you overprice your services and the client balks? Continue Reading

  • Taking A Pay Cut: Is It Worth It?

    Taking A Pay Cut: Is It Worth It?

    By Calli Tapler In the boom times, taking a pay reduction was pretty much unthinkable. You worked hard and did well so you got a raise or a better job that paid more money. A decrease in salary was seen negatively, as if you'd done something wrong in your career. Continue Reading

  • How Much Do Service Professionals Really Rely On Your Tips?

    How Much Do Service Professionals Really Rely On Your Tips?

    Most service professionals rely on tips, most famously a restaurant's wait staff, whose base pay is a far cry from the minimum wage. But there are many others we may not think of tipping, or tipping very much, even though they also depend on our generosity for a chunk of their take-home pay. Continue Reading

  • Tipping Guidelines For The Holidays And Beyond

    Tipping Guidelines For The Holidays And Beyond

    If you're pinching your pennies a little tighter this year, you may be tempted to hold back on handing extra dollars to the service providers in your life. But, if you do, remember that skipping a worker's gratuity, in many cases, would be like your boss saying to you, "Hey, guess what? We're going to cut your... Continue Reading

  • Race And Gender Have Huge Impact On Income, But Not As Much As Education

    Race And Gender Have Huge Impact On Income, But Not As Much As Education

    A report from the U.S. Census Bureau confirms once again that higher degrees really are worth the heavy cost, when it comes to the boost it gives your lifetime earnings. Your level of education has more of an effect on your salary than your race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, English-speaking ability or... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Jobs That Pay Over $12 Per Hour

    Holiday Jobs That Pay Over $12 Per Hour

    By Elise Oras With the holiday season just around the corner, companies are hiring seasonal employees to help handle the overload of customers. Besides adding extra cash to your wallet, seasonal work can have extra benefits like acquiring professional references, gaining experience in a different field, and... Continue Reading

  • The Jobs That Make The Most In Tips

    The Jobs That Make The Most In Tips

    Tips have reached a tipping point. The amount people in the service industry make in tips is up for the first time in three years, according to a report published today by PayScale. The online compensation data company reported that tips fell 5% between 2008 and 2009, remained flat from 2009 to 2010, but rose... Continue Reading

  • Are Federal Employees Overpaid Or Underpaid?

    Are Federal Employees Overpaid Or Underpaid?

    The debate over federal employee pay is an old and always fiery one. Every year, the Federal Salary Council comes out with a report that states that federal workers receive significantly less pay compared to private workers in similar jobs. Then conservative think tanks strike back with their own analyses,... Continue Reading

  • How To Calculate A Salary Requirement

    How To Calculate A Salary Requirement

    By Heather R. Huhman Have you ever run across a job posting that asked you to include your "salary requirements" or "salary history"? This can be a difficult subject to approach during your job hunt, particularly if you had a high salary at your last position or have no salary history whatsoever. For job... Continue Reading

  • The Colleges That Guarantee the Highest Salaries

    The Colleges That Guarantee the Highest Salaries

    It seems that the top universities deliver on their promises and that a top education very nearly guarantees a successful career and high salary. Princeton graduates, for example, earn $130,000 (median salary at mid-career), while Coker College alumni make about one third of that, or $43,400, according to... Continue Reading

  • The Gender Wage Gap: A Historical Perspective [Infographic]

    The Gender Wage Gap: A Historical Perspective [Infographic]

    Last week, Western Sugar Cooperative in Denver agreed to pay $550,000 to settle a claim that it discriminated against its female employees. As reported by The Associated Press, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission said that the sugar processor denied women training, promotions and year-round... Continue Reading

  • 8 States To Raise Minimum Wage

    8 States To Raise Minimum Wage

    The minimum wage is about to get a little better. Or at least in eight states which have announced plans to increase the state minimum wage. The states include Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Florida and Vermont. The first five have already announced the specifics of the minimum wage... Continue Reading

  • Parade's What People Earn: Skilled Worker Edition

    Parade's What People Earn: Skilled Worker Edition

    Here's what real people from across the country earn in industries far and wide. See how your paycheck matches up – or maybe get some ideas for your dream job. Continue Reading

  • What Would Your Favorite TV Characters Earn In Real Life?

    What Would Your Favorite TV Characters Earn In Real Life?

    They've made you laugh, they've made you cry, and done it all while working hard to pay the bills. Your favorite TV characters not only have engrossing personalities, they have on-screen jobs with incomes that vary widely. How much does your favorite TV character earn? Continue Reading

  • Education Is Biggest Determining Factor For Earning Potential

    Education Is Biggest Determining Factor For Earning Potential

    It's long been known that more education means more earnings for American workers. But a new report from the federal government shows just how stark the difference is among workers, depending on their level of education. The survey reveals that, for every educational hurdle they cross, workers' annual... Continue Reading

  • Salaries For College Graduates Drop

    Salaries For College Graduates Drop

    College enrollment jumped during the recession, but the pay-off of a college education did not. As the Economic Policy Institute reports, the average starting salary of young college graduates, adjusted for inflation, has dropped by almost a dollar in the last 10 years. Continue Reading

  • Postal Service Still Paying Thousands Of Workers To Do Nothing

    Postal Service Still Paying Thousands Of Workers To Do Nothing

    Plenty of Americans would like to get paid to do nothing while at work, and it seems that workers for the U.S. Postal Service already enjoy that perk, although fewer of them are doing so. The deliverer of the nation's mail paid $4.3 million for nearly 171,000 hours of standby time during the first six months... Continue Reading

  • If The Office Is Closed Due To Hurricane Sandy, Will You Be Paid?

    If The Office Is Closed Due To Hurricane Sandy, Will You Be Paid?

    With Hurricane Sandy on its way, AOL Jobs is republishing this story. With a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast, I thought it would be important to address what the employer's obligations are if they close the office due to a natural disaster. Whether an employee is entitled to be paid when the... Continue Reading

  • Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

    Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

    We know that, especially in today's economy, many job seekers are just grateful to receive a job offer. Make no mistake, having a job offer is a reason to celebrate, especially after all the hard work that goes into a job search. But you shouldn't consider yourself lucky just to have an offer and feel you need... Continue Reading