By Matthew Tarpey
Most experts agree that about one-third of your salary should go toward paying rent. Unfortunately, in some cities that's a tough goal to achieve.
Using data from Economic Modeling Specialists International, along with average rent costs provided by numbeo.com, we've determined how many hours... Read More »
By Annalyn Kurtz
The fastest growing job in America pays poorly. Meet home health care aides.
These nearly 2 million (mostly minorities and women) workers do everything from prepare meals and clean homes, to bathe and change bedpans for elderly and disabled patients. Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Picture the payday ahead: A 10 percent pay raise plus three extra vacation days.
If you want this to be more than wishful thinking, pull out your goals and get your game on for the performance review and raise season that's just ahead. Most companies hand out merit raises after the first of... Read More »
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... Read More »
By Tami Luhby
NEW YORK -- Stuck in a job with lousy pay? Better get used to it.
Some 28 percent of workers are expected to hold low-wage jobs in 2020, roughly the same percentage as in 2010, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute. Read More »
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... Read More »
It's that time of year for getting cozy, sipping cider and looking forward to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. How many hours do you need to work to get ready for turkey time? Depending on your job, you may need a couple of hours or a couple of days to pay for the best meal of the year. Read More »
By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder
Everyone from news reporters to government officials tosses around the term "minimum wage," but how much do you actually know about it? Here is a breakdown of some key elements: Read More »
By Christopher S. Rugaber
WASHINGTON -- The American economy added 80,000 jobs in October, and job growth in the two previous months was much stronger than first thought, an encouraging sign as the nation searches for a way out of the jobs crisis.
The unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent from 9.1... Read More »
If you're looking to bump up to a $30 hourly wage, having a bachelor's degree helps. But, there are still plenty of careers where you can earn $30 or more per hour without a degree. From construction to health care and IT, check out our list of 10 well-paid gigs and the requirements for getting started. Read More »
Ready for a gig that pays an hourly wage of twenty dollars? There are many options out there. And, of the following list of ten jobs, less than half require school beyond a high school diploma. See which skills you might already have or are interested in and get started. Read More »