Why Do Graduates Leave Their State?

Public colleges and universities rely heavily on state funding in order to offer affordable classes to their student body. However, in some states, that same student body leaves after graduation, essentially causing the public system of higher education to invest in the workforce for other states. The reasons for this are complex and surprising; it certainly requires more than a quick fix.

The Truth About Green Jobs [Infographic]

CEO Magazine ranked California as the worst place to do business for the past five years? Why? At least some businesses say it's because of the state's stringent regulations, which make it tough to start and run a business.

Energy Wages Are Hot, Hot, Hot

Over the last few weeks, we've been sharing positive news about wages in every industry, metro and job category covered by The PayScale Index. In Boston, wages are up. For small companies? Same story. "But," you ask, "where are has wage growth been strongest and fastest of all?" One leader stands out: energy.

Chart of the Day: Median Salaries in Daytona Beach, Florida

NASCAR officials were forced to postpone the Daytona 500 due to rain. This is the first time in its 54 year history that the season opening race has been delayed. The Daytona 500 will see another first this year - a primetime spot racing under the lights, as the race is set to start tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET. 

Chart of the Day: Salaries for Popular Cincinnati Jobs

When I think of Cincinnati, the first thing that pops into my head is the theme song from the classic sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" (Just me? Possibly, I'm dating myself here.) But, did you know Cincinnati, Ohio was also named a top US travel destination this year by Lonely Planet? It was also on Forbes' list of "America's Most Affordable Cities." Perhaps this midwest city deserves a closer look. Here's a peek at the typical salaries for popular Cincinnati jobs. And, it sounds like those salaries might go a bit further in Cincinnati than elsewhere.

Chart of Day: Salaries for Popular Memphis Jobs

When you think Memphis, Elvis is probably the first thing that comes to mind, but there's far more to this southern city than being a destination for loyal Elvis fans. If you're thinking of making a move to Memphis, Tennssee, do your research and see if the jobs and salaries available are in line with your expectations. You can even see how much you should make in Memphis compared to your current city with our Cost of Living Calculator.