Tools of the trade

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Looking for salary data online? Here are some good starting places:

-- Two of the biggest Web sites are and PayScale.

-- offers government, nonprofit and other salary survey links.

-- Most major jobs sites have salary calculators, including Monster and

-- The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook and other publications offer salary data for hundreds of jobs. -- encourages people to post salary information anonymously. (Note: The author is a paid editorial contributor to the site.)

-- Cost-of-living comparisons for relocations are available at the CNN/Money Web site.

-- Check your professional association or trade association for salary surveys. Many are available only to members or for a fee.

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