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College Degrees With The Highest Salaries In 2013

College Degrees With The Highest Salaries In 2013

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 »

Jobs With Surprisingly High -- And Low -- Paychecks

Jobs With Surprisingly High -- And Low -- Paychecks

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 »

Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

Clearing trees. Performing magic tricks. Pet sitting. Repairing other people's credit. These people are earning $100,000 or more. Read More »

Top CEO Pay Equals 3,489 Years For Typical Worker

Top CEO Pay Equals 3,489 Years For Typical Worker

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 »

2 College Majors That Pay Off In 2012

2 College Majors That Pay Off In 2012

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 »

Fortune's 25 Best-Paying Companies

Fortune's 25 Best-Paying Companies

Engineers at Devon Energy take home an average $178,305 total compensation annually. See which other Best Companies to Work For offer big paychecks. Read More »

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... Read More »

Top 10 Highest-Paying Medical Jobs

Top 10 Highest-Paying Medical Jobs

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 »

24 Jobs With Low Stress and High Pay

24 Jobs With Low Stress and High Pay

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 »

Best-Paying Jobs Based on Your Area of Interest

Best-Paying Jobs Based on Your Area of Interest

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 »

Eight Jobs With Good Pay - Right Away

Eight Jobs With Good Pay - Right Away

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 »

20 Jobs That Don't Require Degrees but Pay Big Salaries

20 Jobs That Don't Require Degrees but Pay Big Salaries

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 »

10 Jobs With High Pay, Low Education Requirements

10 Jobs With High Pay, Low Education Requirements

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 »

10 Highest-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs

10 Highest-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs

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 »

25 Highest Paying Jobs -- No Bachelor's Degree Required

25 Highest Paying Jobs -- No Bachelor's Degree Required

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 »

10 High-Paying Jobs ... No Degree Required

10 High-Paying Jobs ... No Degree Required

Careerbuilder.com 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 »

10 Cool Jobs That Pay More Than You Think

10 Cool Jobs That Pay More Than You Think

Careerbuilder.com 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 »

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