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  • Hooray! Widespread Positive Wage Trends in Q2 2012

    When we say "Hip, hip" you say "Hooray!" if you'd like to help us celebrate some recent, happy wage trend news. While earnings in certain segments of the economy have been growing in the last few years, Q2 2012 marked the first quarter since the Great Wage Slump (circa 2009) that wages grew in every category tracked in The PayScale Index. Every one. Ready, "Hip, hip!" (Now, you go.)

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  • These Part-Time Jobs Pay up to $40 an Hour

    Looking for a part-time job that really pays the bills? You're not alone. Just about 8 million Americans work part time, either because they can't find full-time work or because they like the hours. The goal, of course, is to find a gig that pays decent money while still allowing workers a flexible -- or at least reduced -- schedule.

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  • Interns at Facebook Make $74,000 a Year

    It's nice to know that someone is making money off of Facebook. Shares might be plummeting, but it's still a pretty lucrative gig for the people who work there, and it's not just Mark Zuckerberg and other high-ranking folks who are pulling down the cash.

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  • If You Think CEOs' Salaries Are Outrageous, Look at Their Perks

    Hey, want to get really mad? CEOs of big companies make 6 percent more than they did a year ago, according to research by executive compensation data provider Equilar for the Associated Press. And as if that weren't enough, the value of their perks has increased 2 percent, to $161,337 annually, or roughly elevendy-bajillion times more money than you made this year in pure salary.

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  • Teachers' Salaries Are All Over the Board

    How much should a teacher make? As with all academic questions, the answer is, "It depends."

    A recent news item from the Bennington Banner caught our eye, because it so perfectly encapsulated the issues around teachers' pay: "Art Teacher's Salary Sparks Board Debate," it read. Within, we found the usual debate on hiring teachers: should the Bennington, Vermont school board go for an experienced teacher, with numerous accolades and years of specialization, or pick a less senior, much cheaper teacher -- for a potential salary savings of $30,000?

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  • Recent College Grads Making Less -- Even Post-Recession

    The Great Recession might be over, but you couldn't prove it by college grads, according to a recent study by The Conference Board.

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  • How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy in Your City?

    The best things in life might be free, but you couldn't prove it by one study. The research, which was conducted by The Center for Health and Well-being at Princeton University, found that happiness rises until people make $75,000 a year, and then it levels off.

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  • Is This Really the End of Unpaid Internships?

    Many of us got a little twinge of glee on reading the story of Diana Wang, the former Harper's Bazaar intern who sued The Hearst Corporation for unpaid wages.

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  • Best Jobs for Wage Growth [infographic]

    If you're thinking about changing jobs -- and in this economy, who isn't? -- you might want to zero in on those fields where wages have grown the most over the past few years.

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  • Is a Mom Really Worth Over $100,000 a Year?

    A recent survey by Salary.com found that a mom's monetary worth to the family is $112,962 per year. But is that an accurate representation of how much a mom's labor is worth? Should we even be trying to quantify what mothers do in terms of dollars and sense?

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  • Entertainment Executive Salaries: How Much Do the CEOs of Viacom, CBS, Disney and More Earn vs. Employees?

    The Hollywood Reporter recently published a list of entertainment executive salaries, revealing once and for all what the CEOs of companies like Disney, Viacom, CBS and Discovery earn. While salaries aren't quite as sky-high as they were before the recession, these Hollywood moguls are still bringing in some serious cash. Here are some earnings highlights from the THR piece, followed by PayScale data on the average wages for employees at each parent company.

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  • 2012 Plan: Grab Those Growing Wages

    Are wages levels really trending up in the U.S.? You betcha they are. According to The PayScale Index, for the second quarter in a row, the annual growth rate for wages, in most locations and sectors it covers, is the strongest it has been in three years.

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  • Learning Linux Can Boost Your Pay

    If you’re looking for a new job or a pay increase, try learning Linux. Your first response might be, "What is Linux?" Good question.

    Linux is an operating system for computers, like Windows. It was originally designed to provide users with a free or low-cost operating system, but is now used by many businesses due to its efficiency and speed. Many mobile phones, GPS devices, and even the New York Stock Exchange run on Linux.

    And, like all things tech, knowledge of Linux is in demand. While many jobs are seeing slow wage growth, tech wages are booming. Employers in the field of technology and computer science are hiring but finding it challenging to fill the roles with workers that have the correct skills and experience.

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  • Romantic Jobs That “Set the Mood”

    By Christine Laue, PayScale.com

    For all the primping and prepping you do for a date, Cupid enlists dozens of co-conspirators to make the big event go perfectly.

    The esthetician taming unruly eyebrow hairs wants you to look flawless, and the sommelier pouring wine certainly doesn’t want to ruin the mood with a merlot mishap.

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  • Rosier Picture for US Workers’ Wages in Q4 2011

    By Bridget Quigg, PayScale.com

    How have wages fared in the US over the past year? Can any group wave goodbye to the recession besides the oil & gas industry? PayScale.com just released its Q4 2011 wage trend results for The PayScale Index and nearly everyone now has reason to smile.

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  • Jobs That Pay $20 Per Hour

    By Bridget Quigg

    Ready for a gig that pays you twenty dollars 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.

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  • More Apples in Alabama: Teacher Pay by State

    By Lydia Dishman

    Now that sales of pencils and notebooks are in full swing, kids everywhere are facing the inevitability of going back to school. Their teachers have already been prepping for the new academic year. Though envied for their months long “break” from work, the teaching profession involves some trade-offs. One of the biggest: low pay.

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  • Want a Trouble-Free Employer? Advice for Job Seekers

    By Bridget Quigg

    Want to the inside scoop on an employer, beyond salary and bonus information? What if current or former employees at a company could tell you about work schedules, time off and the company culture? They can. Instead of going to their offices and asking the employees themselves, you can take a look at PayScale’s handy new “Compare Employers” feature.

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  • Pay Off: New List of College Majors by Salary

    Curious how you can make your college degree pay off quicker? More data is emerging now about which college majors lead to the most lucrative careers. PayScale has been publishing a list of college majors by pay since 2008. But, now, a new study of Census Bureau data supports PayScale’s conclusions. Sorry Psych majors, we were right that the aeronautical engineers will likely be out-earning you… by a lot.

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  • Are You Built to Make Big Bucks?

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    By Gwen Parkes, AOL Jobs

    With so many people either unemployed or looking to change jobs in today's unpredictable economic environment, people are putting a lot of extra thought and time into their job searches, prepping for their interviews and padding their resumes to stand out as "the ideal hire." However, did you know that your fate as an earner could already be determined by your outward appearance and actions?

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