Negotiation & Salary Information

What is the salary range for someone with your level of education and experience? Salaries depend on both the job itself and the location of the job. The following links will help you investigate how your salary (or salary offer) compares to others in your field.

NACE Salary Survey 2010

Starting Salary and Job Market Information

Negotiating a Salary

The Noel Smith-Wenkle Salary Negotiation Method
Tips on how to negotiate on the salary offer.

Salary Calculator
Compare your present salary and standard of living with what you’ll need to earn elsewhere to maintain the same standards.

Salary Negotiation Quiz
A quiz designed to teach you some basics for negotiating your salary with an employer.

Salary Negotiation Guide
Susan Ireland, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume, offers some tips for negotiation your salary.

Talking Severance
Geared towards the field of IT, this article discusses severance.

ERI’s Career Salary and Cost of Living Calculators
This website offers a free salary-potential calculator and a cost-of-living calculator for over 7,200 U.S., Canadian and international cities. ERI’s website also offers a wealth of salary survey and relocation information. ERI Economic Research Institute provides compensation software for over 80% of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of other organizations to set salary and relocation costs.

Salary Negotiation Web Sources
JobStar Central lists multiple websites that deal with salary negotiation.

Salary Discussions offers an article titled, “What Are the Best Ways to Handle Salary Discussions?”’s Negotiation Clinic
A listing of multiple articles designed to assist you with the negotiation process.

Multiple Job Offers

Point System for Considering Multiple Job Offers
This worksheet is intended to help a person set priorities for accepting a position and then evaluate two or more job offers.

Negotiating Job Offers
The Career Center provides tips on how to accomplish your goals when looking to get hired.

General Salary Information

Job Star
Profession-specific salary surveys.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Online version of the guide to 250 occupations, including education/training needed, position description, job outlook, and salary levels.
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The American Federation of Teachers Salary Information
The American Federation of Teachers provides average teacher salaries, starting salaries, and information about national trends. State agencies are also listed.

SalaryList provides real job salary information based on companies, job titles, and locations. All salary information is true and is associated with a real job position, which distinguishes us with other salary surveys.


Accounting Salary Guide
Salaries by title and years of experience.


American Federation of Teachers Salary Survey
Analysis of salary trends.


National Society of Professional Engineers
Professional Engineers Income and Salary Survey.


American Nurses Association
General demographics, including titles and salaries.

Information Technology

Computer industry salaries, plus job descriptions by title.

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