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.
- The Obama reelection campaign is running a contest for artists to create a poster illustrating President Obama’s plan to create new jobs. Some artists are upset and find it ironic that the campaign is seeking unpaid submissions for a poster highlighting job creation, especially from workers in a field that often feel undervalued.
- The Social Security Administration released wage statistics based on 2010 payroll taxes. The Atlantic highlights important points, including 50 percent of all workers made less than $26,000 in 2010.
- It is widely known that social networking is a great way to land a new gig but with so many out sites there, which one is best for you? One journalist explains how he found a job utilizing his Facebook network.
- Business Insider found the jobs where workers are most likely to commit suicide. Most jobs are high skill, high responsibility.
- The Wall Street Journal posted an interactive map of U.S. states where job growth is expected in the next six years. Texas and Utah are clear winners while Michigan and Maine come in last.
- Are you curious how your salary compares to your boss’ salary? Here’s a list of common boss-subordinate relationships and the earnings differences, some of which may surprise you.
- Athletes can sometimes seem larger than life and invincible. These athletes especially fit that perception. See the 25 athletes that have made a comeback, against all odds, and have a second chance at their career.