Salary & Cost of Living Info
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Salary & Cost of Living Links
Use these resources to research cost of living in different geographic locations and salaries in different career fields. Knowing this information will make you better informed and give you an edge when negotiating new job offers. It will also help you weigh competing offers in different cites or industries.
Career InfoNet. Comprehensive information on states, wages, and salary and job trends.
College Journal (from the Wall Street Journal). Salary information and recent trends.
Economic Research Institute. Get the cost of living for any city (as compared to the National average).
Free Salary Calculator. Get a free salary report by occupation and location.
Glassdoor. Get salary information and even company reviews from current and past employees.
JobStar. Salary survey links broken down by specific professions.
NACE Salary Calculator. Calculate salaries by occupation, geographic location, and level of experience.
Salary Expert: Cost of Living Calculator. Compare salaries from one location to the next (tip: enter 0 when asked for observation of costs).
SalaryNegotiations.com. Learn how to negotiate for top compensation.
The Riley Guide: Salary Guides and Guidance. Review both general and industry-specific salary information.
The Salary Calculator. Compare the cost of living between cities/states in both the U.S. and abroad.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Research labor statistics compiled by the federal government.