Starting Salary

  • 9 Tips to Negotiate Your Starting Salary

    9 Tips to Negotiate Your Starting Salary

    It pays to know the risks and benefits

    If you have the kind of specialist skill that employers are desperately seeking right now, it could pay to negotiate over the starting salary for a new job. Continue Reading

  • Negotiate Your Starting Salary Like A Boss

    Negotiate Your Starting Salary Like A Boss

    Accepting a lowball offer could hurt you for years to come!

    Accepting a lowball salary offer could cause you to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your career, according to experts. Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Highest-Paying College Majors

    Top 10 Highest-Paying College Majors

    There's no greater way to ensure a high-paying career than having a degree in the sciences or math-related disciplines. That point has been driven home again, thanks to a new study released Wednesday by the Georgetown University Center on Education and The Workforce. The study examined 2010 and 2011 salaries and... Continue Reading

  • 3 Ways to Negotiate A Better Salary -- Even In A Recession

    3 Ways to Negotiate A Better Salary -- Even In A Recession

    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: Continue Reading

  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Until They're 35)

    Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Until They're 35)

    For young women, it's more important that their work is fun than lucrative, according to a survey by the New Work Project. Young men, in contrast, want fun and money in equal measure. But when women hit 35, priorities change. Women in their career boom-years place fun at the same level as salary, just like men... 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

  • 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

  • Starting Salaries Start to Slip

    Starting Salaries Start to Slip

    By Geoff Roth If you're a recent college graduate and have been fortunate enough to land a job, that is good news. But, there is a bit of a black cloud around that silver lining. According to a new survey, the average starting salary for new college grads slipped this year, down 1.3 percent from last year. --... Continue Reading