Name: Margaret Soltan
Job Title: College Professor
Where: Washington D.C.
Employer: George Washington University
Years of Experience: 25
Education: B.A., Northwestern University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago
Salary: See PayScale's Research Center for median college professor salaries.
College Professor Salaries
For readers who have ever wondered how to become a college professor or asked, "What factors influence college professor salaries?" this Salary Story will prove to be quite an education! Recently, we spoke to Washington D.C. college professor Margaret Soltan about her career steps, advice on how to become a college professor, daily life as a college professor and how some in this field supplement their college professor salaries.
If you're interested in typical salaries for college professors, how to become a college professor, or how to earn the highest college professor salaries, it's time to take your seat and start class!
In a previous column, I talked about the living wage movement; well, living wage is in the news again. As reported by LATimes.com, a judge recently rescinded a LAX hotels living wage ordinance passed by the L.A. City Council that would have guaranteed hotel workers (near LAX) wages of $9.39 per hour (with health benefits) or $10.64 without wages and benefits. Lawmakers passed a similar living wage ordinance last fall, but rescinded it after business leaders and hotel owners gathered over 50,000 signatures for a referendum, which would have allowed voters to decide the living wage issue.
In his decision, Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe stated that, when city lawmakers rescinded the original ordinance and replaced it with a new one (very close to the original), they ignored the Los Angeles business community and "violated the constitutional rights of the public." According to LATimes.com, around 50 percent of the 3,500 workers at airport-area hotels earn salaries higher than the living wage. Most of the workers earn $7.25 an hour, the minimum wage of California. Workers say wage and salary adjustments and cost of living increases are not providing a living wage.
How does your salary compare to hotel workers’ wages? Find out with our salary survey.
Paul D. Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, on Thursday night announced his decision to resign following a weeks-long ethics controversy.
Name: Andrew Christian, CPhT
Job Title: Certified Pharmacy Technician
Where: Washington D.C.
Employer: Target Pharmacy
Years of Experience: 3
Education: Pharmacy Technician Certification Program, ACT College
Salary: Use PayScale's Research Center to find the Average Salary for a Pharmacy Technician.
Average Salary for a Pharmacy Technician
With rapid growth in the pharmacy industry, the job outlook for pharmacy technician professionals looks promising. In this Salary Story, Andrew Christian told us how he climbed the pharmacy technician career ladder to become a certified pharmacy technician. He spoke about pharmacy technician duties, pharmacy technician programs, and how pharmacy technician jobs compare to pharmacist positions.
Andrew also discussed the factors that can affect a pharmacy technician's salary. For instance, he noted that certification usually leads to higher pharmacy technician salary. If you're wondering about the average salary for a pharmacy technician, or which job settings provide the highest pharmacy tech wages, this interview is the right medicine!
CEO compensation articles seem to abound these days. Stockmarketblog.com recently reported that Ray Irani, chairman and chief executive of Occidental Petroleum, received a $400 million dollar CEO compensation package. So how does Irani's $400 million break down? According to a company filing, his annual salary in 2006 was $1.3 million and he got a cash bonus of $1.4 million. Stock, option awards and benefits raised his compensation to $55.6 million. Stock and dividends from a deferred stock program added $93.3 million.
Irani also received $270.2 million from the exercise of options awarded from 1997 to 2006; clearly, this CEO compensation built up over many years. However, this salary and stock compensation report does not top past executive compensation packages. If we survey executive compensation over recent history, we find that in 1998 then-Walt Disney head Michael Eisner received $570 million in CEO compensation. Topping that, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison took home $706 million from stock options in 2001.
How does your salary compare to CEO compensation? Crunch the numbers with our free salary survey.
While writing the first story in a series on baby boomers and the workforce, I started thinking beyond generational lines. How will the rest of the workforce--especially Generations X and Y--deal with the demographic shifts coming about?