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  • Want To Get A Job At Apple? Here's How

    Want To Get A Job At Apple? Here's How

    Do you want to wear your favorite jeans, swing from a trapeze in a giant transparent cube, and predict the future? Working at Apple may not be exactly like that, but it's probably the closest you can get. Apple is hiring for a whole host of positions, from engineers at its corporate headquarters to customer... Continue Reading

  • What Would Your Favorite TV Characters Earn In Real Life?

    What Would Your Favorite TV Characters Earn In Real Life?

    They've made you laugh, they've made you cry, and done it all while working hard to pay the bills. Your favorite TV characters not only have engrossing personalities, they have on-screen jobs with incomes that vary widely. How much does your favorite TV character earn? Continue Reading

  • Unemployment By The Numbers: July 2011

    Unemployment By The Numbers: July 2011

    Find the most recent state and city unemployment rates, salary information and industry updates all in one place. Every month we will compile the employment statistics and numbers that matter to you. Continue Reading

  • Employment by the Numbers: June 2011

    Employment by the Numbers: June 2011

    Find the most recent state and city unemployment rates, salary information and industry updates all in one place. Every month we will compile the employment statistics and numbers that matter to you. Continue Reading

  • Salaried Workers, Do You Get Overtime Pay? Odds Are You Should!

    Salaried Workers, Do You Get Overtime Pay? Odds Are You Should!

    Just because you're salaried doesn't mean you're automatically exempt from overtime. Most employees are entitled to be paid overtime (1.5 times your regular hourly rate) under the Fair Labor Standards Act for any hours worked over 40 per week. Some employees are exempt, but not nearly as many as most employers... Continue Reading

  • Do CEOs Deserve to Make 263 Times as Much as You?

    Do CEOs Deserve to Make 263 Times as Much as You?

    Plato is said to have told Aristotle that no one should ever make more than five times as much as anyone else in a civilization. Of course, the Greek thinker also thought slavery had a place in society, but his distaste for disproportionate compensation has remained as relevant as when the philosopher was... Continue Reading

  • Employment by the Numbers: May 2011

    Find the most recent state and city unemployment rates, salary information and industry updates all in one place. Every month we will compile the employment statistics and numbers that matter to you. Unemployment Statistics National Unemployment Rate: 9.1% History of National Unemployment Rates (2008... Continue Reading

  • Study Tells Students What Their Major is Worth

    Study Tells Students What Their Major is Worth

    By Kathy Matheson PHILADELPHIA - The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student's future earnings, with the highest-paying majors providing salaries of about 300 percent more than the lowest-paying, according to a study released Tuesday. Based on first-of-its-kind Census data,... Continue Reading

  • PARADE'S What People Earn

    PARADE'S What People Earn

    PARADE Ever dream of running for mayor? Curious how much a tattoo artist makes? How about a hot air balloon pilot in New Mexico? The answers may surprise you -- and may inspire you to rethink your career. Here's what real people from across the country earn in industries far and wide. See how your paycheck... Continue Reading

  • PARADE'S What People Earn: TV vs. Reality

    PARADE'S What People Earn: TV vs. Reality

    PARADE On The Office, Jim Halpert livens up his mundane job by pulling pranks on co-worker Dwight Schrute. But what is it like to actually be a salesman in Scranton, Pa.? We found a few Americans who have the same real-life jobs as your favorite prime-time stars. - PARADE's What People Earn 2011 -... Continue Reading

  • Quiz: Are You Built to Make Big Bucks?

    Quiz: Are You Built to Make Big Bucks?

    Bored at work? This summer, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz every week to keep you entertained. This quiz was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it. With so many people either unemployed or looking to change jobs in today's unpredictable economic... Continue Reading

  • Once You're Unemployed, You'll Earn Less in Next Job

    Once You're Unemployed, You'll Earn Less in Next Job

    Recent research supports the theory that many of us feared was true: that unemployment has a negative impact on a worker's future salary, especially if the unemployment continues for a long period of time. The study analyzed employment mobility and "relative losses" to salary when an individual goes... Continue Reading

  • 5 Big Time CEOs Who Make Less Than You Do

    5 Big Time CEOs Who Make Less Than You Do

    You hear plenty of news about major CEOs who have outrageous, eight-figure salaries and then get multimillion-dollar bonuses on top of that. Some of these CEOs are the same people who oversee major layoffs, leaving former employees penniless on the streets. "Just how much money does one person need?" you... Continue Reading

  • Hot Job Site: Glassdoor

    Hot Job Site: Glassdoor

    Have you ever wondered what it's really like to work for a particular company? Are you curious about what present and past employees say about the organization? If you want to research a company and go past the information written in the annual report, Glassdoor.com is a great resource. AOL Jobs recently... Continue Reading

  • Tipping Tips for the Holidays and Beyond

    Tipping Tips for the Holidays and Beyond

    If your household budget is extra lean this year, you may be tempted to scrimp on tipping the service providers in your life. But, if you do, remember that skipping a worker's gratuity, in many cases, would be like your boss saying to you, "Hey, guess what? We're going to cut your pay by 20 percent this... Continue Reading

  • 20 Jobs That Pay $25 per Hour

    20 Jobs That Pay $25 per Hour

    Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder Twenty-five dollars. It can buy you two movie tickets, one bottle of nice wine (or several of the cheap stuff), or 25 of your favorite items from the dollar menu at McDonalds. It might not seem like a lot -- but when you think about it in terms of your salary, you... Continue Reading

  • 18 Jobs That Pay Average American Salary

    18 Jobs That Pay Average American Salary

    Teenagers desperately want to fit in with their peers, but years later, as adults, they want to be different. They don't want to be just like everyone else. (For proof, tell a chef that her duck á l'orange is average and you'll be banished from her restaurant.) Being average can be an insult at times... Continue Reading

  • How Much Do Federal Politicians and Cabinet Members Get Paid?

    How Much Do Federal Politicians and Cabinet Members Get Paid?

    Most people don't earn six figures every year, but they sure would like to. By comparison, members of Congress, in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, make at least $174,000 a year. And, other federal politicians and presidential Cabinet members earn even more. Are these politicos worthy of... Continue Reading

  • Pharmacy Technician Salary Overview

    Pharmacy Technician Salary Overview

    The aspiring pharmacy technician can expect significant job growth, with an increase of 25 percent or more through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in providing medication to patients. Depending upon the size of the employer and state guidelines, the... Continue Reading

  • Nurse Practitioner Salary Overview

    Nurse Practitioner Salary Overview

    Nurse practitioners fulfill a wide range of functions, including offering patients counseling on drug regimens, caring for a patient's personal medical needs, and seeing patients on the same basis as a general practitioner, under the supervision of a doctor. Essentially, a nurse practitioner has many of the same... Continue Reading

  • Veterinary Nurse Salary Overview

    Veterinary Nurse Salary Overview

    Job outlook for veterinary nurses, also known as veterinary technologists or technicians, is excellent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for veterinary nurses and technologists is expected to grow by more than 38 percent through 2018 -- much faster than the average for all occupations. Continue Reading

  • Five Steps for Successful Salary Negotiation

    Five Steps for Successful Salary Negotiation

    Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing People wallow a lot in the world of work. You don't have to look far to hear people grumbling that they don't get paid as well as they should or that their employer skimps on benefits like vacation time, a 401(k) or bonuses. Too often, people have these frustrations because... Continue Reading

  • Registered Nurse Salary Overview

    Registered Nurse Salary Overview

    Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, employment of RNs will not grow at the same rate in every industry. Offices of physicians will see the largest percentage of growth (48%) while hospitals will see the... Continue Reading

  • Dental Hygienist Salary Overview

    Dental Hygienist Salary Overview

    Dental hygienists work closely with dentists, much the same way a nurse does with a doctor in a private practice. The hygienist performs cleanings, administers preventive treatments like fluoride and may carry out some minor procedures, such as applying cavity-preventing sealants. According to the U.S. Bureau of... Continue Reading

  • Average Salary Increase for 2011 is 3 Percent

    Average Salary Increase for 2011 is 3 Percent

    According to The Conference Board's annual salary increase budgets survey report projections for 2011 show a modest median salary increase, of 3 percent, slightly up from the 2.5 percent average increases in 2010. Salary increase budgets represent the pool of money that an organization dedicates to salary... Continue Reading

  • 15 Jobs That Pay $50 an Hour

    15 Jobs That Pay $50 an Hour

    Though $50 won't make all your wildest dreams come true, it's no chump change, either. There's still a lot you can get for $50 these days: a haircut, dinner for two, a tank of gas, a 50-day supply of macaroni and cheese. It can buy a lot of life's necessities and simple pleasures. Now, just imagine what you... Continue Reading

  • Physical Therapist Salary Overview

    Physical Therapist Salary Overview

    A Physical Therapist works with patients to diagnose and to prescribe and assist with exercises meant to recover strength and range of motion after an injury or surgery or due to debilitation associated with aging or other limiting conditions. A PT must be empathetic and able to work closely with patients as... Continue Reading

  • Radiology Tech Salary Overview

    Radiology Tech Salary Overview

    Between 2010 and 2018, employment opportunities for radiology techs are expected to increase by 17 percent. Radiology technicians, radiologists and radiology technologists represent a range of specialties with varying degrees of education, responsibility and salary expectations. Continue Reading

  • Engineer Salary Overview

    Engineer Salary Overview

    A recent job search with the keyword "engineer" found listings for over 33,000 available positions. Engineering means anything from working with computers to designing bridges and skyscrapers to managing and overseeing complex projects for companies. Continue Reading

  • Taking Pay Cut: Smart or Stupid?

    Taking Pay Cut: Smart or Stupid?

    Brooklyn's Chereen Marshall did what so many of you are doing. She took a "pay cut" of $110 weekly to have a job as a cosmetologist. Now, she wonders if that was smart or stupid. On unemployment, Marshall received $325 every week. After hunting for months, she accepted a job for $215 weekly. A number of law... Continue Reading