Author: Tim Wolock

Tim Wolock was a Data Analyst at PayScale. He studied Math and Economics in college and has his Master of Public Health from the University of Washington. Before starting at PayScale he worked in public health research, studying the population-level dynamics of infectious disease. He is passionate about using data and statistics to help people make informed decisions.

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How Should Hospitals Pay Non-Clinical Staff?

Managing compensation for a hospital can be particularly challenging, because there’s such a diverse set of jobs necessary to keep a hospital running. A hospital employs not only clinical staff such as doctors, nurses and medical technicians, but also a wide variety of non-clinical staff such as custodians, food service workers and...
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How to Earn More In Your HR Career

The HR profession prizes degrees and certifications. But how do you decide whether to get an advanced degree or a new certification? Our data show that HR certificates offer the most bang for your buck.
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Pricing the Top Paying Nursing Skills

From obstetrics to physical therapy to neurosurgery, few jobs have as diverse a set of responsibilities as nurses, and it’s up to HR professionals to make sure that they are all paid competitively. In such a varied role, skills have an enormous impact on pay. How does an HR professional know that...
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Top Paying Non-Clinical Skills in Healthcare

A key component of ensuring that a system as complex as a hospital functions smoothly is ensuring that all of these diversely skilled employees are paid fairly. But how can an HR professional assign dollar values to all of the skills required to run such a sprawling organization? For many people the...
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Are Your Nurses Happy?

As the role of nurses in the US healthcare system continues to expand, healthcare systems need to work harder than ever to reduce turnover and develop their nurses. Nurse turnover is costly to employers and disruptive to patient care, but high-quality information about what drives this turnover is scarce. How can an...
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Telecommuting: Boon or Bust?

Flexible work arrangements are on the rise, but do they come at a cost to workers?
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Robots Aren’t Just Destroying Jobs; They’re Changing Them

From convenience stores without cashiers to delivery services without drivers, it’s hard to deny that the nature of work is changing rapidly. To stay ahead of the curve, we need to do our best to track the workforce as it changes. What jobs are most vulnerable to automation? What jobs have already...
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The Proposed FLSA Change has Already Affected Salaries

The Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the FLSA overtime exemption rule might have been delayed, but the data show the new threshold might have already had a substantial effect on salaries. We looked at salaried jobs that frequently fell between the two thresholds and observed a remarkable amount of change in...