I’m about to leave behind a luxurious commute (an 18-minute walk or seven-minute bike ride) for a new job with a one-hour, three-bus commute. Armed with the knowledge that your commute can have an immense effect on your happiness, I’m determined to face this challenge head on. If you’re dealing with a lengthy commute like me, here are three ways to make the best of it.
How America Gets to Work [Infographic]According to the millions of people who have taken PayScale’s Salary Survey, the median national commute time is 24 minutes. But how does everybody actually get to work? To answer that question, PayScale just published a new infographic revealing how workers in different US cities get to work day after day.
When PayScale calculates salary and compensation for a given position, we always include commuting in our numbers. That's because, in addition to providing you with new opportunities to try out your favorite cusswords, commuting is a significant cost -- one that can affect your take-home pay more than you think.