Salary

  • New York City Sewer Worker Makes $772,000 -- In One Year

    New York City Sewer Worker Makes $772,000 -- In One Year

    Many Americans long for that day when the ship finally comes in. For several New York City employees that day arrived last year when they raked in more than $700,000. One of the group, Gerald Mistretta, a city sewer worker, made more than the police commissioner, the schools chancellor and the mayor --... Continue Reading

  • As Labor Day Looms, U.S. Workers Busier Than Ever [Infographic]

    As Labor Day Looms, U.S. Workers Busier Than Ever [Infographic]

    With the Labor Day holiday looming, it would seem that many more Americans would find a way to kick back, relax and enjoy the fleeting days of summer. But we're an industrious bunch, so it may come as little surprise that the vast majority will find themselves busy with some enterprise this weekend, a new... Continue Reading

  • If The Office Is Closed Due To Hurricane Sandy, Will You Be Paid?

    If The Office Is Closed Due To Hurricane Sandy, Will You Be Paid?

    With Hurricane Sandy on its way, AOL Jobs is republishing this story. With a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast, I thought it would be important to address what the employer's obligations are if they close the office due to a natural disaster. Whether an employee is entitled to be paid when the... Continue Reading

  • Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

    Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

    We know that, especially in today's economy, many job seekers are just grateful to receive a job offer. Make no mistake, having a job offer is a reason to celebrate, especially after all the hard work that goes into a job search. But you shouldn't consider yourself lucky just to have an offer and feel you need... Continue Reading

  • Study: Rude Employees Out-Earn Their Nicer Colleagues

    Study: Rude Employees Out-Earn Their Nicer Colleagues

    Anyone who's ever done a good deed likely is familiar with the phrase, "Nice guys finish last." Whether it's giving a lift to a stranded motorist that makes you late for work or a small loan to a friend that never gets repaid, doing a good deed can ultimately feel like the wrong thing to do. Continue Reading

  • Women More Likely Than Men To Live Paycheck To Paycheck

    Women More Likely Than Men To Live Paycheck To Paycheck

    At least along some measures, the economy is back to its pre-recesssion state. According to a new survey by CareerBuilder, 42 percent of workers report that they usually or always live paycheck to paycheck, falling 1 percent from last year in a return to 2007 levels. The picture is less pretty for women,... Continue Reading

  • With Weak Unions Come Less Equal Wages, Study Suggests

    With Weak Unions Come Less Equal Wages, Study Suggests

    Wage inequality has ballooned in the last 40 years, thanks in large part to the declining power of unions, according to a study published this month in the American Sociological Review, and reported by The New York Times. Between the years 1973 and 2007, the study found that wage inequality rose 40 percent.... Continue Reading

  • Corporate Profits Surge, Workers' Incomes Slip

    Corporate Profits Surge, Workers' Incomes Slip

    It's long been true that workers are overdue for a raise. Stagnant wages combined with higher costs of fuel, health care and myriad other necessities mean most workers aren't doing as well as they once did. Companies, however, are going gangbusters. Corporate profits rose to their highest percentage of total... Continue Reading

  • 117,000 Jobs Added In July Ease Fears Of Recession

    117,000 Jobs Added In July Ease Fears Of Recession

    By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hiring picked up slightly in July, and the unemployment rate dipped to 9.1 percent. The modest improvement could ease fears of another recession, but it wasn't enough to prevent another wild day of trading on Wall Street. Employers added 117,000 jobs last month,... Continue Reading

  • July Payrolls' Rise Soothes Recession Fears

    July Payrolls' Rise Soothes Recession Fears

    By Lucia Mutikani U.S. job growth accelerated more than expected in July as private employers stepped up hiring, a development that eased fears that the economy was sliding into a fresh recession. Continue Reading

  • IKEA Accused of Low Wages and Unsafe Working Conditions

    IKEA Accused of Low Wages and Unsafe Working Conditions

    By Steve Szkotak RICHMOND, Va. -- The union attempting to represent workers at IKEA's only U.S. plant is challenging the Swedish furniture giant's vaunted corporate ethos, accusing the retailer of paying its American workers low wages and tolerating unsafe working conditions. 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

  • Are Illegal Immigrants Really Taking Jobs Away From American Workers?

    Are Illegal Immigrants Really Taking Jobs Away From American Workers?

    When the Supreme Court voted to uphold the "Legal Arizona Workers Act" (LAWA) on May 25, the ability for states to revoke business licenses for firms hiring illegal immigrants was protected. (LAWA is distinct from Arizona SB 1070, which empowered law enforcement officers in Arizona to engage in racial... Continue Reading

  • How to Get Paid What You Deserve

    How to Get Paid What You Deserve

    By Jane Porter Money is always a tricky topic to broach with your boss. If you think you're being underpaid, finding out what you're worth and doing something about it can improve your personal bottom line. "If you don't ask, you don't get," says Sunny Bates, author of the book, How to Earn What You're... Continue Reading

  • Study: Extra Weight Takes Toll on Women's Careers and Salaries

    Study: Extra Weight Takes Toll on Women's Careers and Salaries

    For as long as Americans have had a weight problem, there's been a persistent if sexist belief that men can more easily get away hauling around a few extra pounds, and not have it take a toll on their careers. Researchers in Iceland, however, now have fresh data proving it. A new study shows that that not... Continue Reading

  • Should You Ever Bring Up Salary in an Interview?

    Should You Ever Bring Up Salary in an Interview?

    Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder They liked your résumé, you wowed them with your cover letter and now it's time for the interview. You've answered all of the tough questions but there's one area that remains to be discussed: salary. Should you bring it up? In short: no. There are... Continue Reading

  • Money Can't Buy Career Happiness

    Money Can't Buy Career Happiness

    When it comes to career satisfaction, it's not all about the Benjamins, according to new data released by CareerBliss.com. Their research shows the key driver of work happiness may not come in the form of a paycheck, rather in an employee's sense of accomplishment, their relationship with peers, and the daily... Continue Reading

  • Your Professor's Work Could Determine Your Salary After Graduation

    Your Professor's Work Could Determine Your Salary After Graduation

    Aside from your own grades or performance, the amount of research your professor has done could have an effect on your future salary. According to a study by Russell Crook, assistant professor of management in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, scholarly research... 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

  • Ten Jobs That Pay $80,000 Per Year

    Ten Jobs That Pay $80,000 Per Year

    What do Lauren Bush's engagement ring, and the Icon CJ3B Army Jeep have in common? They're two of the things you can buy with $80,000. And while most working stiffs can only dream of plunking down that kind of cash -- the median family income in the U.S. brings in only around $50,000 according to the Bureau of... Continue Reading

  • Top Five Industries for Salary Growth

    Top Five Industries for Salary Growth

    Looking for a well-paid job in construction or real estate? Most people know that the chances of getting hired or getting a raise in either of those industries are pretty slim these days. In fact, average salaries in both real estate and construction are down even from where they were a year ago. But, there... Continue Reading

  • The Best Time to Negotiate Salary is Before You Land the Job

    The Best Time to Negotiate Salary is Before You Land the Job

    Most people realize the interviewing stage is the last time you'll probably have influence on the amount of your salary. Once hired, your salary is dictated by policy coupled with company and individual performance. Although this is a common fact, many job seekers lose sight of this during the critical... Continue Reading

  • The Top 10 Overpaid Bosses

    The Top 10 Overpaid Bosses

    How much does your boss earn in a year? Whatever it is, it's too much, right? Of course it's easy to say that when you're not the one in the hot seat -- ask anyone in a leadership position and they'll say they're worth every penny and underpaid if anything. Being the boss comes with all kinds of hidden stresses... Continue Reading

  • 15 Tips For Better Salary Negotiations

    15 Tips For Better Salary Negotiations

    Almost all job seekers have been in a situation where they realize after they accept a position that they could have asked for more. Yet many people are not comfortable negotiating their salary and employment package because they fear they will be perceived as aggressive and will damage the relationship they... Continue Reading

  • It's Official: Older White Guys Still Make More Than Most

    It's Official: Older White Guys Still Make More Than Most

    Just when you think America has become a true racial melting pot with genders and races starting to melt into equality, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases numbers that will make you start to simmer -- unless you're an older white male. Most of them earn almost 20 percent more than anyone else. But they're... Continue Reading

  • Salary Overviews Listing

    Salary Overviews Listing

    Need a raise, but don't know how to ask or how much to ask for? Do your salary research to determine what's fair. Find the typical starting salary, normal salary range and do a salary comparison across companies and cities. Continue Reading

  • Young, Single Women Earn More Than Their Male Peers

    Young, Single Women Earn More Than Their Male Peers

    According to a new report from the research firm Reach Advisors, U.S. women who are single, childless, between the ages of 22 and 30, and live in large cities earn on average 8% more than their male counterparts. In Atlanta and Memphis, the differential is as high as 20% and in New York and San Francisco it is... Continue Reading

  • Should You Lower Your Salary Expectations?

    Should You Lower Your Salary Expectations?

    How to tell if you're being realistic about what you should be earning Everyone is pinching pennies these days, including employers. Hiring freezes, lower salary offers to new hires and smaller raises for existing employees have become commonplace. The unfortunate effect of all of this, is that many workers will... Continue Reading

  • What Being a Reality Star Really Pays

    What Being a Reality Star Really Pays

    Have you ever been channel surfing and come across a reality show with such lame, mundane content, you can't believe anyone bothered to put it on TV? Following an exterminator, for instance? Listening to a couple of bakers have an in-depth discussion on whether the cupcakes should be baked for 14 minutes or 15... Continue Reading

  • Salary Health: Find Out If You Are Underpaid

    Salary Health: Find Out If You Are Underpaid

    The good news about pay raises hitting an all-time low last year is that an estimated three percent in salary increases are expected in 2010, according to a survey by Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting company. That should help shift the mindset of employees who have felt frustrated by... Continue Reading