• Salary and Career News Round Up: Bad Managers, Mac vs. PC, and Reinventing Detroit

    By Elise Oras, PayScale.com

    Just in case you were busy this week, we've rounded up the salary trends, career stories and job news you may have missed. 

  • What

    By Bridget Quigg, PayScale.com

    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.

  • Working to End Cancer

    Working to End Cancer

    By Lydia Dishman

    During October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, pink can be seen everywhere from lapel ribbons to football players’ sneakers. Between treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness, breast cancer death rates have been going down since 1990. In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Obama Jobs Poster, Wage Statistics, Boss' Salary

    By Elise Oras, PayScale.com

    Just in case you were busy this week, here is a round up of salary trends, career stories and job news you may have missed. 

  • Top 5 Cities for Wage Growth

    By Bridget Quigg

    Do you know which U.S. metro offers you the best chance to boost your earnings? Test yourself. Finish the following sentence with the correct choice.

    Workers are enjoying the strongest wage growth in:

    a. Houston
    b. Baltimore

  • Best Paid Skilled Labor Jobs

    By Lydia Dishman, PayScale.com 

    Skilled labor jobs can pay well, even very well. Yet, many young people feel the pressure to get a college degree and don’t consider hands-on labor. Fortunately, a growing movement hopes to get younger workers enthused about building, fixing, and installing.

  • Time to Ask for a Raise? What the PayScale Index Says

    PayScale recently released the Q3 2011 PayScale Index. The PayScale Index tracks pay trends by location, industry and job category. A salary index that says how much pay has changed in the last year seems like a great source for figuring out if you should ask for a raise. But, how should you use it?

    The PayScale Index is part of what you need to ask for a salary increase, but not everything. In this post, we will discuss how to figure out whether you are due a raise.

    Before you can ask for a raise, you need to know what you are worth. Find out with a free PayScale salary report.

  • Feel Stressed at Work? Darn’t, Get Positive!

    By Bridget Quigg, PayScale.com

    There are plenty of reasons to feel stressed at work: more work than you have time to complete, lazy workmates or a boss that seems out to get you. In fact, a new study even shows people high on the totem pole at work (VPs and CEOs) may be four times more likely to be psychopaths than the general population. How do you keep your cool when working under all of this stress? Get ready to smile because you’ve got to direct your feet to the sunny side of the street and think positive.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Wage Growth, Occupy Wall Street, and Best Jobs in America

    By Elise Oras, PayScale.com

    Here are some salary trends, career stories and job news you may have missed this week.

  • Salary and Career News Round Up: The Simpsons, Steve Jobs, and Holiday Gigs

    By Elise Oras, PayScale.com

    What's going on in the world of salary, career and wages?  We pulled together some of the stories you may have missed this past week.