salary

how much money do you make?

It’s hard to get real-world information about  what jobs pay, especially tailored to a particular industry or geographic region. Online salary websites are often inaccurate, and people get weird when you ask them directly. Two years ago, in an effort to take some of the mystery out of salaries, I ran a post asking people to share […]

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why did this company lead me on about salary?

A reader writes: I recently had a bizarre interview experience and was hoping you may be able to provide some clarity to the situation. I applied for a job that’s the same title as the one I currently hold, but at another company that’s similar in many ways to one I’m currently working at. I […]

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are you ready for the new overtime law?

One month from tomorrow, on December 1, a major change to U.S. overtime laws will go into effect – and might result in changes in your paycheck and your work schedule. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about the new rule and answer a bunch of questions about it, including: What exactly […]

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a salary negotiation success story, with lessons

Here’s a great letter from a reader: I wanted to share a happy ending to an unusual salary negotiation, because I think it shows how you can apply good principles even in a situation that’s an exception to the rule. Back in June, I was offered a job doing exactly the kind of work I […]

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my male coworker makes more money than I do

A reader writes: I am a lady-type person, and I’ve been with my tech-industry employer for about a year and a half. I work in a customer-service-type role as liaison between a handful of regular customers and engineers/developers. I am one of a two-person team in this role. My previous teammate, officially the Team Lead, […]

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5 things to do differently if you want to earn more money

Ever wonder if you could be earning more money if you handled salary negotiations and raise discussions differently? You probably could, which may be good news (yay, more money!) or bad news (eeek, you have probably left money on the table in the past). At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about five things […]

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