Tag: hourly wage

  • Jobs That Pay At Least $25 An Hour

    Jobs That Pay At Least $25 An Hour

    Good middle-class careers -- plenty of openings, too.

    These nine professions pay at least $50,000 a year, and there are openings. Continue Reading

  • The Least Affordable Cities For Workers?

    The Least Affordable Cities For Workers?

    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... Continue Reading

  • How To Answer The 'Salary Requirement' Question

    How To Answer The 'Salary Requirement' Question

    You apply for a job: "What are your salary requirements?" Gulp. You're offered a job: "Is the salary acceptable?" Gulp. You want a raise: "Well, how much do you want?" Gulp. Continue Reading

  • America's Fastest-Growing Job Pays Poorly

    America's Fastest-Growing Job Pays Poorly

    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. Continue Reading

  • Secrets To Getting A Raise That Your Boss Won't Tell You

    Secrets To Getting A Raise That Your Boss Won't Tell You

    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... 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

  • Low-Paying Jobs Are Here To Stay

    Low-Paying Jobs Are Here To Stay

    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. 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

  • How Hard Do You Work for Thanksgiving Dinner?

    How Hard Do You Work for Thanksgiving Dinner?

    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. Continue Reading

  • A Quick Guide To Minimum Wage

    A Quick Guide To Minimum Wage

    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: Continue Reading

  • U.S. Added 80,000 Jobs In October; Jobless Rate Dips

    U.S. Added 80,000 Jobs In October; Jobless Rate Dips

    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... Continue Reading

  • Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $30 per Hour

    Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $30 per Hour

    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. Continue Reading

  • Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $20 per Hour

    Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $20 per Hour

    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. Continue Reading