Articles about Salary


Learn and earn: This language can help you cash in

Turns out, learning a second language can literally pay off. An MIT economist calculated the exact monetary returns of learning different foreign languages for U.S. college graduates and found that there are measurable benefits to learning how to conjugate German, French, and Spanish verbs.


Your paycheck may not matter to a date, but your debt does

When you first start dating someone, you're evaluating them for compatibility with your values, searching for clues for where their interests meet yours. Two new surveys have found that how much our dates earn is not a concern, but whether or not they are in debt definitely does.


3 ancient laws to help increase your wealth this year

Your goals may include cutting your debt in half or saving an extra month of pay. That’s great. Consider these three ancient laws make a remarkable difference in your wealth, and in your future.


Majority of job seekers don’t negotiate for a higher salary

There are many ways that a salary negotiation can go wrong, but it turns out that some people aren’t even engaging in this discussion when they get picked for a job. A whopping 61% of people didn't ask for a bigger paycheck after they scored a job offer.


This male CEO cut his salary by $48,000 to match his female predecessor

EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren will take a pay cut to match the amount his female predeccessor, Carolyn McCall, made as part of commitment to equal pay for men and women.


Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer show us how you can team up with your coworkers

How Jessica Chastain helped Octavia Spencer get five times more in pay, and how you can, and should, do it too.


The pros and cons of employees making a salary-transparent database

How much is everyone around you getting paid? This is a question that many of us at work privately wonder, and now, through a database, some actually get to find out. Before you decide to make your own salary database about your workplace, there are pros and cons you should consider.


Survey: Americans’ ideas of success go beyond income

A new poll has found that American success means wanting to earn more, so that we gain the freedom to work less. However, they don't want to earn too much.


What to do if you know your coworker is making more money than you for the same job

If you find out that your coworker is making more money than you for the same job, here's how to handle your reaction and subsequent potential actions with grace, so that you can hopefully get the raise you ask for or the peace of mind you seek.


Here is Elon Musk’s out-of-this world new pay package at Tesla

Elon Musk has agreed to stay as the company's CEO for the next decade in exchange for a highly unusual pay package based on market value and operational milestones that Musk must reach.


Amazon will no longer ask job applicants for their salary history

Amazon announced that it is banning any salary history inquiries for prospective U.S. employees, according to an internal message posted this week.


Study: This is how much non-compete clauses hurts employees

Noncompete clauses, or agreements to delay working for a competing company, can follow us long after we've left a job, limiting our options to find work in our cities and reducing our salaries for years.


4 tips on salary negotiation from the $20-million-plus star of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo, the star of Grey's Anatomy, is the highest-paid actress on a primetime drama on TV. Here's her secret about how she went into the salary negotiation that made it happen.


This is the top reason employers expect more people to quit this year

Forty-five percent of hiring managers reported that salary is the main reason why workers quit their jobs. Here's how employers can improve workers' experiences on the job to try to prevent them from leaving.

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Research: Working for a company that’s been shamed can cost you money

When you work for a company that's been up to no good, employers will start to think you're up to no good — even if you're innocent. Working for a company that's been accused of misconduct can not only cost your professional reputation, it will literally cost you money.


These are the best jobs in America

The U.S. News Best Jobs of 2018 list is out. Here are the top careers to be in, according to factors like growth, work-life balance, and median salary.


Survey: Employees want raises more than they want promotions

Recent research from people analytics and employee engagement software company Peakon found that when UK workers were asked to choose what they want for Christmas from office-related features, 34% chose a raise, 28% chose a bonus, and only 8% wanted a promotion.


Good news: Pay packages are growing

Employers have been having a hard time recruiting, but according to The Wall Street Journal, there's a bright spot: Workers' pay packages are growing.


Survey: Majority of managers see year-end bonuses growing in 2017

Forty-two percent of managers surveyed think bonuses will be “somewhat higher” this year than the year before, even though fewer people will be receiving them overall.


Survey: More than half of active job seekers would take a pay cut for the perfect job

While research says that millennials want job flexibility and greater work-life balance just like everyone else, how far would you go for the perfect job?


Employees treasure this the most when it comes to job satisfaction

How people are paid rarely matters in terms of employee job satisfaction. How employees feel about their job and coworkers matters so much more.

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These are the 10 best high-paying jobs for millennials

Saddled with debt and wary of an unstable job market, millennials are looking for lucrative work, a study has found.


These high-paying jobs have the worst divorce rates

Doctors have the highest divorce rate — approximately 22% — of people in the highest-paying occupations in the nation. High income is no safety net.


Sheryl Sandberg’s best, saddest advice for women who want raises

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg highlighted the approach she thinks women should take when asking for a raise at a recent forum.


Are you in one of the most chronically underpaid, high-paying jobs in America?

Feeling overworked and underpaid? Chances are, you're probably not the only one who does. These are the most chronically underpaid jobs in America.