Not surprisingly, the last decade has seen workers in many industries, from retail to entertainment, experience drops in wages. Amid such turbulent economic times, which college degrees command the highest wages? A new study just released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers tracking the... 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 »
By Seth Borenstein
WASHINGTON -- David Simon of Simon Property received a pay package worth more than $137 million for last year, and the typical CEO took home $9.6 million, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
Here are some ways to think about just how much money those salaries represent. Read More »
By Blake Ellis
NEW YORK -- This year's college graduates are being offered more jobs and fatter paychecks.
Members of the Class of 2012 are being offered median starting salaries of $42,569 -- up 4.5 percent from last year, a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows. Read More »
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... Read More »
There's a reason parents dream their kids will grow up to be doctors -- the profession consistently tops "highest paid" lists, medically geared or not, in addition to being relatively recession-proof as health care is always a necessity.
Doctors are at the heart of the health care system, and as such they... Read More »
Do you feel like you're just making it through day after grueling day of work while only barely keeping up with your bills? Maybe it's time you considered a career with low stress and high pay. They do exist, according to the fortunate folks who have discovered them.
Online salary database PayScale.com... Read More »
Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing
It's no secret that some of the highest-paying, most rewarding careers are in health care. But what if you have little to no interest in that type of work? What if your interests pertain to other things, like government, food, architecture or information technology? Can you... Read More »
By Carol Tice
In many careers, you start at the bottom rung and work for peanuts, in hopes of slowly moving up to a real paycheck. But some occupations skip the suffering and earn you solid pay on day one.
Jobs that pay well immediately can be found in a wide range of industries. Some require extensive... Read More »
Higher education isn't for everyone, and people have a variety of paths to choose from once they graduate from high school. They might know from the start that they want to go straight to the professional world. Other new graduates often decide to try college for a semester to see how it goes and then realize... Read More »
Michael Kling, Investopedia
You don't have to go to college earn a decent living. Some professions pay good salaries without requiring post-secondary schooling.
A college degree can be a great path towards a well-paying, satisfying profession, but a bachelor's degree isn't for everyone. In fact, some see... Read More »
Tisa Silver, Investopedia
Who says hard work doesn't pay? These 10 blue-collar jobs show that the color of your collar doesn't necessarily dictate the level of your income.
What Does it Mean to be a Blue-Collar Worker?
Blue-collar jobs are typically classified as involving manual labor and compensation by... Read More »
What do Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and entertainment mogul David Geffen have in common? Huge bank accounts and no student loans. These industry leaders are some of the most successful people in business and none of them has a college degree.
The belief that you need a college... Read More »
Higher education and higher income often go hand in hand, but a college diploma certainly isn't the only ticket to the gravy train. Just ask Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen. These two college dropouts are now among the wealthiest people in the United States, with an estimated... Read More »
Ever wonder how some people make a living? Like the videographer at your friend's wedding or the wine steward at your favorite upscale restaurant -- how much could they be earning? Here are 10 interesting careers that pay more than you think and are guaranteed to put the enjoyment back in... Read More »