Tools of the trade
Looking for salary data online? Here are some good starting places:
-- Jobstar.org offers government, nonprofit and other salary survey links.
-- The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook and other publications offer salary data for hundreds of jobs. -- Glassdoor.com 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.