• Let's All Guess About the Jobs Data

    Thanks to the government shutdown, we'll have to wait a little bit longer to get the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But that's not stopping economists and pundits from trying to figure out the employment picture.

  • Buying Power of Incomes Is Dropping

    Were you one of those lucky few who were able to hold onto your job during the Great Recession, but still feel the pinch when it comes time to pay bills or buy groceries? Well, you are not alone.

  • Where Did All the Jobs Go?
    One economic theory says that raising the minimum wage causes employers to hire fewer workers.
  • The Myth of the Earned Income Tax Credit
    Conservative economists argue that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) negates the need for a minimum wage.
  • Fast Food Jobs Are Fast Tracks to Dead Ends
    The face of the fast food worker has changed drastically. No longer a pimply-faced teenager fumbling through his first experience with employment, your cashier is an adult.
  • Which School Has the Crankiest Students?

    Here's an idea for our next iteration of the College Salary Report: schools with the most disgruntled students. After reading this post on Jezebel, we'd definitely have to include Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. One of their students wrote one of the more bananas emails we've ever seen and sent it to his classmates:

  • Cash in on Odd Jobs [infographic]
    If you find yourself hating the minutiae of your boring, everyday job, then why not try your hand out at one of these odd jobs that surprisingly bring home the bacon.
  • PayScale Teams Up With Nokia's JobLens App to Revolutionize Mobile Job Searching
    Good news for job hunters in the UK - the job hunt just got a whole lot easier and more convenient thanks to JobLens, a Nokia mobile app that helps job seekers locate opportunities based on their location and social media networks. The app has partnered with key companies such as Indeed, LinkedIn, and (most importantly) PayScale to make the job search to application process seamless. Learn about this app for a peek into the future of job hunting.
  • Which Cities Are Flying High In the Q2 2013 PayScale Index?

    If you live in San Francisco, Baltimore, Chicago or Phoenix, then here’s another reason to love your hometown: these cities topped the list of biggest wage increases in the Q2 2013 PayScale Index. That means that these four cities have seen the biggest jumps in pay over the last twelve months. What’s the secret to their success? PayScale is here to investigate.

  • Career Lessons From the Instagram vs. Vine Fiasco
    Being strategic isn't just for businesses: professionals can also use these tactics to increase their marketability and advance their careers. The Instagram vs. Twitter/Vine debacle is a great example of how companies use strategy to get ahead of the competition. These social media giants are constantly at each other's throats trying to out-do the other with new features and capabilities. We'll examine these tactics and explain how job seekers can use them to get a leg up on the competition.
  • The PayScale Index is Cautiously Optimistic About Wages in Q2 2013

    After some minor dips in Q1 marred a nice run of rapid wage growth, it is with a cautious sigh of relief that we announce that the Q2 2013 PayScale Index comes bearing better news – for the most part.

  • Mayweather Repeats as Sports Illustrated 'Fortunate 50' Champ
    Cementing his spot at the top with a repeat performance, boxer Floyd Mayweather ruled Sports Illustrated’s “Fortunate 50” list of the highest-earning U.S. athletes for the second year in a row. On a list once dominated by Tiger Woods, Mayweather’s ascent resulted from a pair of big-money fights in 2011 and two more in 2012 that should net him over $90 million.
  • Out-of-the-ordinary Job Opportunities on LinkedIn [infographic]
    Just when you thought you've seen it all, LinkedIn released an infographic revealing ads featuring everything from ninjas to Antarctica to Diane von Furstenberg. If job hunting hasn't been promising lately, you may want to test your luck with these not-so-conventional opportunities that could possibly hold the key to your career success!
  • Coming Closer to Pay Parity for Women
    The Equal Pay Act outlawed employers from gender-discriminatory pay practices in 1963, but pay still isn't entirely equal. Now, legislation seeks to expand existing law to enact more protections against male-female pay disparities. Fed up, women are "leaning in" hard on this one, which means the Paycheck Fairness Act, twice rejected by Congress, might now stand a better chance of becoming law.
  • Do NFL Rookies Still Need Agents?
    Since the NFL and its players agreed to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in 2011, the landscape of rookie salaries has shifted dramatically, causing some to wonder if rookies even need agents anymore.
  • Money Buys You Infinite Happiness, Says Totally Un-Groundbreaking Study
    We all know the equation: more money subtracts stress and adds a peace of mind not afforded the cash-strapped working poor. In other words, money buys some measure of happiness. But a new study by the Brookings Institute suggests something more: that the wealthier you are, the happier you become. So, evidently, money buys you infinite happiness.
  • PayScale Presents CEO Pay in Perspective
    When you picture the lifestyle afforded to the CEO of a multinational company, you probably think expensive sports cars, corporate jets, and multimillion-dollar paychecks. No one said it was easy to run an empire, but the many perks awarded to various CEOs certainly help ease the stress.
  • The 5 Most Underpaid Jobs in America

    Money isn't everything, but it's easier to put up with a bad day at the office when you're not fretting about the bills. If you're contemplating a career change, then, you probably want to avoid jobs that pay less than they're worth.

  • Forget March Madness - Which School Will Win Salary Madness?
  • Who Will Win the College Salary Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl?

    How are you planning on spending January 1st? Maybe you'll eat piles of those delicious foods that you promise never to eat again (at least for the rest of the year). Or maybe you'll while away the first day of the new year with some football. After all, the first day of 2013 marks the beginning of the college bowl season.

    But what if the victor was chosen based on salary potential, rather than touchdowns? Who would win the first two contests, the Rose Bowl and the Orange Bowl?