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  • Four Arguments For Raising the National Minimum Wage

    Four Arguments For Raising the National Minimum Wage

    Think you could live indefinitely on a job that pays $7.25 an hour? That's the national minimum wage set by the Fair Labor Standards Act as of July 24, 2009. If you add up the numbers, 50 weeks of 40-hour workweeks at the minimum wage comes to a total of $14,500 a year -- well below the U.S. poverty level of... Continue Reading

  • Where You're Most Likely to Get a Pay Raise

    Where You're Most Likely to Get a Pay Raise

    If you're thinking about moving for career purposes, you might want to grab your flip-flops and sunscreen, because one of the areas where you're most likely to get a raise is that tropical paradise we like to call Honolulu, Hawaii. Believe it or not, over the past three years that was one metropolitan area that... Continue Reading

  • The Highest-Paid Medical Jobs

    The Highest-Paid Medical Jobs

    To give you a glimpse of which workers are earning the biggest bucks, here's a list of the highest-paying medical professions today. Continue Reading

  • Best Salaries in Academia

    Educators aren't exactly known for their fat paychecks. Still, earning a six-figure income in academia might be more common than you think. Teachers have long been trying to collect better pay -- a struggle that's unlikely to end anytime soon. After adjusting for inflation, teachers' weekly wages rose just 0.8... Continue Reading

  • Oldest, Middle, Youngest: Who's Most Successful?

    Oldest, Middle, Youngest: Who's Most Successful?

    All men may be created equal; but a look at their pay stubs will tell you that their incomes are not. Blame it on social class, education -- even luck, but according to Dalton Conley, New York University professor of sociology and public policy, inequality begins at home. In his book 'The Pecking Order: Which... Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs That Earn $40,000 In a perfect world, we'd all earn more money than we'd know what to do with. But, in such tough economic times, we have to be realistic. The truth is, while earning an abundance of money would be ideal, those earning the average national income or even slightly above it, should consider... Continue Reading