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Alida Moore

Alida Moore joined the PayScale team in 2012. She became Web Content Editor in 2013. Alida grew up in Texas and moved to Seattle in 2007. She dislikes hot weather, Ray Liotta, and cilantro. She likes football, running, and toast. Her favorite color is sparkly.

Most Recent Posts by Alida Moore
  • Where The Big Bucks Are: 6 Top Colleges by Region

    Will studying on sunny beaches lead to a high salary? In PayScale's 2012-2013 College Salary Report, we found out which college in each region of the U.S. offered its graduates the best shot at a high paycheck. If you are trying to decide between a New England autumn or mountain skiing between classes, look no further than our list of the six top colleges across the U.S. 

  • Election Stats: Romney Wins with Highest Earning Women

    In today's edition of PayScale Election Stats, we surveyed users to find out if support of a particular candidate changes for men and women depending on how much they earn. Our data on this topic was stark. Read on for the break down of candidate support by gender and income. 

  • Election Stats: Obama Winning With Women

    PayScale surveyed our users to find out which candidate appeals most to each gender. In the 2008 election, Barack Obama was popular among women, receiving 56 percent of their votes, according to exit poll data. Does he carry the support of women voters today? It's the battle of the sexes, election-style. 

  • Fancy Liberal Arts Colleges Can Pay Off

    If you're considering going to college, do the words "liberal arts college" make tuition dollars dance before your eyes? While the're known for being high dollar, PayScale's 2012-2013 College Salary Report has found that some liberal arts colleges make up for their top tuition in top post-gradaute earnings.

  • Fight for Your Right to… Facebook?

    Have you checked out PayScale's "Gen Y On The Job" report yet? If so, you might have noticed the different polls on each page of the report, questions about job perks and social media use. One question received over 1,400 responses. Which question was it and how did the results break down?

  • Election Stats: Voters by Industry [infographic]

    Joe the Plumber was a fixture in the 2008 election, but how will he -- and other workers in the construction industry -- vote this year? PayScale surveyed our users to find out which industries are leaning left and which are leaning right. 

  • Best Majors for Making Money [infographic]

    My childhood plans for my life were simple: go to college, become Princess Leia, get married, and then drive around the country in an RV with my grandmother and my dalmatian, drinking orange juice. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered Texas A&M University did not have a Space Princess major -- not even in the school of liberal arts. I was forced to evaluate my options. Did I want a major that would provide philosophical meaning to my life or did I want to earn a hefty paycheck? (Spoiler alert: I became a writer.) 

  • The Wage Gap: Binders Full of Data

    One of the hottest topics to come out of last night’s second presidential debate is equal opportunities for men and women in the workplace, especially the gap in pay between male and female workers. We at PayScale are always glad to hear people discussing the wages, so we consulted our binders… ah-hem, servers full of data and came up with the following perspective.

  • Election Stats: Nurses and Doctors Pick the President

    When it comes time to vote in November, will doctors and nurses choose to re-elect President Obama, or will they throw their support to Romney instead?

  • Election Stats: Jobs Skills Compared -- Obama Voters vs. Romney Voters [infographic]

    What are the most common job skills among Obama and Romney supporters? PayScale surveyed its users and found that Obama voters are more likely to be sticklers for grammar, while Romney voters would be the ones who could fix broken equipment. 


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