PARADEAlana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson
Ever wonder what your local mayor makes? Or the comedian at the company retreat? (Hint: It's more than you think!) In our annual jobs survey, salary taboos take a hike.
City: St. Paul, Minn.
Occupation: Movie projector technician
Pay:... Read More »
By Alison Green
Not much makes job-seekers more anxious than negotiating-or even discussing-salary. After all, you might ask for too much, ask for too little, or otherwise sabotage your own chances of getting the best possible salary. Negotiation will go more smoothly if you know what landmines to avoid. Read More »
By Ritika Trikha
So, you've had enough. You've poured your heart out, worked your fingers to the bone, and turned your hair gray, but no one seems to appreciate it. You're unhappy, and ready to make a career change.
Sounds fair. But hasty decisions might leave you in unfamiliar territory with neither field... Read More »
Have you ever received a job offer and thought, "I wish the starting pay was higher"? At a time when getting the offer should be cause enough for celebration, you might assume negotiating for more pay is taboo. Not true! Here's one reason why you should: Read More »
By Debra Auerbach and Harris Effron
Everyone wants a cool job. The kind of fun job that gets you excited to go to work every day-and inspires envy or at least a little curiosity in others. But what makes a job cool is subjective.
A career that involves drinking beer or joking around with Mickey Mouse might be... Read More »
The story of the Tower of Babel is understood to be a parable on humanity's disparate nature. When the species coalesced pridefully around the construction of an imposing tower, the higher being made the decision to divide humanity. And so humans began speaking distinct languages. Along the way we've diverged... Read More »
By Christine Laue
Try telling the woman scraping plaque off your teeth that it's a man's world.
Female dental hygienists earn eight percent more than their male counterparts, according to online salary database PayScale.com. Read More »
By Elise Oras
Besides a thank you, one of the best things you can give to a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan is a job. There are 220,000 of them currently seeking work in the United States, at a time when the economy is seeing slow growth. While that number might seem daunting, there is some good news. The... Read More »
By Rod McGuirk
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Employees of an Australian bus company have been given a 15 million Australian dollar ($16 million) share of the proceeds of the business sale as a thank-you for their loyalty, an executive and a newspaper said Wednesday. Read More »
By Andrew Taylor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the government's generous pension system means that overall compensation is significantly higher, a government study released Monday said.
Once pension... Read More »
For many Americans, showing up for work each day ensures a steady paycheck and the means to pay bills and other necessities and comforts of life. But while money is a motivating factor for many employees to go to work, it isn't the main driver for how well they perform their jobs, a recent survey... Read More »
The recent recession and ongoing sluggish economy have contributed mightily to ongoing debate about the divide between rich and poor. Growing wage inequality is one of the drivers behind the recent Occupy Wall Street protests that spread across the country and the world.
The richest of the rich have been... Read More »
By Adriana Llames
Considering a new career? Before you jump into a new industry or profession, read this. From personal chefs to commercial pilots, corrections officers and celebrity realtors, here's what they actually made last year. Read More »
By Anthony Balderrama
If you've been on a bus, train or beach in the past few years, you've probably seen people preoccupied with a bright green novel clutched in their hands. Stieg Larsson's blockbuster novels "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the... Read More »
A well-paying job can be easier to find than you think. In fact, people such as medical technologists, social workers and store managers all earn about $30 per hour. A full-time job that pays around $30 per hour can equal roughly $62,400 per year, which means a comfortable living, and above the national... Read More »