5 Signs You’re Underpaid

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Everyone could use more money, but how can you tell when you’re really underpaid?

The answer isn’t to poll your coworkers or friends and compare your salary against theirs. For starters, you can’t be sure that everyone …

What to Do When You Find Out That You Are Wildly Underpaid

Through a casual discussion with your colleagues, you suddenly realize that you are making significantly less money than co-workers with the same experience and job title. Or, a clerical error occurs, and you see something you shouldn't: the new team you are assigned to train going to be making nearly as much or more than you. Whatever the means of discovery, the realization is that you are indeed underpaid. So what can you do about it?

Job Stress Is Killing Your Career and Your Health

As if you didn't already know, the costs of job stress are high when it comes to both your personal and your professional life. We’ll take a look at what some of the most stressful jobs are in America, and also provide ways to cope with the strain of your 9-to-5.

My Job Duties Exceed My Pay; What Should I Do?

A couple of readers asked the following questions:

"[1] How do I get an accurate report on comparable salaries when my job duties far exceed my job title? I took a "part time" while finishing school which has transformed into much more than administrative assistant. [2] How do I know the true worth of the duties I perform?"

The first question, since it is about market pricing an employee, is something we obsess about here at Payscale.com. The second goes beyond market data, and gets into the question of worth and what people should be paid.

In this post, I will look at these questions. For those in a hurry, here is a hint at the answer to the first: complete the PayScale salary survey. :-)