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Payscale Launches Salary and Career Blogs for Employees and HR Professionals

PayScale announces $1,000 monthly prize for the video contest

Seattle, October 10, 2006 - PayScale, Inc., a leader in real-time online compensation information for employers and individuals, today launched a series of salary and career blogs for employees and employers. The company is also launching the $1,000 monthly video contest for the best entry in theSalary Stories video blog ( The video contest entries are available for viewing on YouTube in PayScale's Salary Stories group. 

Visitors to PayScale salary and career blogs ( can learn and ask questions about a diverse set of salary, career and compensation topics. The salary and career blogs include:

  • Salary Stories ( 
    Salary Stories is a video blog that focuses on real people, real jobs and real stories, including user-generated video blog entries about people and their careers. 
  • Ask Dr. Salary ( 
    Ask Dr. Salary is a career blog that simplifies the complicated world of salary and compensation for the layperson. 
  • JobMom ( 
    JobMom is a career blog that offers an insider's look at the complicated world of balancing the responsibilities of motherhood and the workplace. 
  • PayScale HR Professional ( 
    PayScale HR Professional provides an expert's view on the most pressing and impactful HR and economic issues of the day.

For the next three months, PayScale will be collecting clever video contest entries about people's careers and posting the best to their video blog ( Every month there will be a new $1,000 winner for the most unique salary story video contest entry. Videos can be viewed on YouTube in the PayScale Salary Stories Group( Current Salary Story video blog entries include fashion writers, nail technician, radio producer/traffic reporters and an executive from Cranium and Microsoft. 

"PayScale is well on its way to becoming the most credible source for real-time and accurate salary information," said Michael Metzger, president and CEO at PayScale. "The availability of our PayScale salary and career blogs will help to educate and demystify the complex world of salary and the jobs behind the pay." 

About PayScale 
PayScale ( is a market leader in online compensation and benefit information, providing access to accurate compensation data for both employees and employers. With the ability never before available for uniquely matching job and company specific attributes, PayScale allows users to obtain an unparalleled level of compensation information, providing a precise snapshot of current market pay. Launched in 2002 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, PayScale owns the largest online database of employee salary information in the world and has a patent pending methodology for compiling and aggregating compensation data 

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Steven Gottlieb 
Zeno Group