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  • Fashion Week Salaries: How Much Do Fashion Models Make?

    Remember Michelle Obama's stunning, white, off-the-shoulder dress she wore to her husband's inaugural ball? Its designer, Jason Wu, is at Fahion Week this week, along with other top designers, showing his collection for Fall/Winter 2012. And who is wearing those fashions? Top models.

  • Teachers' Salaries: Top Pay for Physics and Ph.D.s

    Want to inspire an awkward moment at a cocktail party? Bring up teachers' salaries. You'll ignite a hot debate, not a "let's get to know each other" conversation. People feel very passionately about how much teachers earn, yet how educated are they on the topic?

  • Fan Face-Off: Careers in New England vs. New York

    When Giants and Patriots players finish their battle on Feb.5, the winners will enjoy some serious pay benefits. Think millions. Will their fans be as handsomely rewarded? No, but PayScale has concluded that one teams' suporters enjoy a similar and very valuable advantage: a better shot at a satisfying, stable, well-paid career in their hometown.

  • Jobs That Pay $20 Per Hour

    Ready for a gig that pays you $20 per hour? There are many options out there. And, of the following list of ten jobs, less than half require school beyond a high school diploma. See which skills you might already have or are interested in and get started.

  • What
    In the worldwide effort to call forth the one percent of Americans who hold a disproportionate amount of our country’s wealth, the 99 percent stay united in a single group. But, if you are hard working college grad with a steady gig, especially if you’re in a dual-income household, you might be in the top 10 percent, at least, according the 2010 U.S. census data.
  • Strange Salary Negotiation Strategies

    The debate rages on: Should a job candidate name a salary number first, or wait to hear from the employer? Money is on the line and feelings are strong on both sides of the issue. Most experts suggest that applicants should keep their mouths shut and make the employer talk first. New research suggests, though, that this may not be the wisest approach. Naming a salary number might boost your earnings.

  • How to Resign with Dignity

    By Laura Beth Roberts, PayScale.com

    The year 2011 has brought us many goodbyes. Oprah said goodbye to CBS, Michael Scott bid a tearful adieu to The Office, and I resigned and said goodbye to my former co-workers. You might not have heard about the last one, but it was tough. And, it caused me to consider, "What's the best way to resign?"

  • How to Work Your Way Up to Management
  • Careers That Earn You $30 per Hour
  • Careers That Earn You $40 per Hour
    A $40-per-hour job provides an annual income of around $83,200. Not bad at all. How do you get to that level of earnings? Look at healthcare and IT jobs. You’ll likely need a degree and a good amount of training to get hired. But, if you’re looking to start a new job path and are willing to spend some time to prepare, the following careers will pay off.
  • JetBlue Flight Attendant: No Salary Would Be Enough
    When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater felt the impact of a passenger’s bag on his head, something inside of him snapped. He was angry. He had had it. He was done. No salary, no job security and no benefits could keep him from unleashing his anger over the intercom, grabbing two beers and sliding down a slide and off of the job. As the Salary Reporter I have to ask, what sort of earnings was Slater leaving behind?
  • A Close Look at CPA Salaries
    Tax season has ended. The heaviest lifting is over for America's many CPAs, staff accountants, business owners, and average citizens. We've all pushed passed the April 15 deadline, filing for an extension or not. Did you get help with your taxes this year? How much did you pay for that help? It may have left you thinking that an accounting career is a smart move.
  • What Can You Earn With an IT Certification?

    The technology industry news site, Channel Insider, recently published an article titled, Tech Certifications That Pay the Best Salary. Curious what those might be, I took a look at the list.

    Their information is based on a survey of 17,000 technology professionals conducted by technology training and certification company, Dice Learning. Dice Learning listed the certifications in order of how much you would earn for your tuition dollar, starting with the most cost-effective at the top.

  • Fast Food Jobs and What They Pay
  • Job Relocation? Salary Calculator and More to Support You

    As the ice begins to thaw – just slightly - on our frozen, recession-era job market, opportunities are popping up in some cities at a faster rate than others. A recent article written for Yahoo! Hotjobs by PayScale titled, “10 Great Cities for Salary Growth” offers a list of cities that, against all odds, saw a growth in job opportunities in 2009, some at a rate of nearly 10 percent.

    Are you open to living in Orlando, FL, McAllen, TX or Salt Lake City, UT? If you’re having trouble finding work in your town, you might want to consider places like these, where jobs in hi-tech, health care and telecom are available.  The next questions to ask are: what kind of money could you make in your line of work in that town and how does the cost of living compare to where you live now?

  • Career Path Suggestions for Midlife Career Changes

    A down economy brings one thing to most everyone’s career path: change. Whether it’s learning new skills for the same job or searching for a different one, these added work pressures can be especially hard on people who have been in their job for 20+ years. Rather than wind down or hit their stride, they have to start over or take it up a notch.

  • Mad Men: Are They Making Mad Money?
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  • Get a Glamorous Job at QVC: Host Salaries and More

    Cooing at the sparkle of a diamond bracelet, answering questions about holiday flatware and pushing laptops designed for the whole family – are these job skills? Absolutely. Welcome to the wild, live world of a QVC TV host.

    These bright-smiled folks seem to fascinate viewers. Could they have one of the most fun jobs around? It's likely that plenty of people have watched QVC (I'm raising my hand. You can, too) and thought, "Heck, I could do that. I wonder what it’s like and how much they make?" So, I decided to do some investigative reporting and look into QVC host salaries, job duties, and what other jobs are available at QVC.

  • Salary Negotiation Tips: What Not to Do
    If you want to make adults squirm like kindergarteners, broach the subject of salary negotiation. Talking money makes most workers uncomfortable. And while they want such talks to succeed, they make plenty of blunders. If only they had some basic negotiation guidelines.