Salaries & Wages

'What's your salary?' becomes a no-no in job interviews

It’s that job interview question you'd love to dodge: What’s your current, or most recent, salary?<p>A low figure could limit your starting pay. A high number might make you seem expensive.<p>Now, several states and cities are banning the question as part of efforts to ensure pay equity for women, but …

Employment

Staffers give up salaries to help save 150-year-old fair

Employees of a nearly 150-year-old fair in New Hampshire have voted to give up their salaries to keep the fair going, but it's unclear if it will be …

Business

Low-wage workers strike to push $15 minimum wage bill through Congress

Democrats unified Wednesday behind the higher wage.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C .— Daquan Jackson was supposed to be at work at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. By late …

Social Justice

Baltimore doctors make some of the lowest salaries in the country, says new survey

Baltimore area doctors earn on average some of the lowest salaries in the country, according to a new survey by Doximity, a social network of health …

Health Care

Raise The Wage Act 2017 - Why Not, Yes, Why Not Make Near All Disabled People Unemployed?

We have yet another attempt to raise the Federal minimum wage, this in the Raise the Wage Act 2017. It’s coming from the usual suspects like Bernie Sanders and is, of course, supported by people like the EPI. Well, of course is perhaps a little too strong. Only a year or two back the EPI was for …

Social Justice

Here Are The 2017 Salaries For MLS Players

The MLS players’ union, as it does every year, released the salaries for all of its current players today. Former Real Madrid legend and Orlando City …

Soccer

Seattle implemented a $15 minimum wage two years ago. Here's what Minneapolis could learn from that fight

Peter CallaghanIt’s tempting to look back at the first successful fight for a $15 minimum wage and figure it was inevitable: Seattle, 2014. Wealthy …

Social Justice

What people earn: Here are salaries for 7,000 area county employees

Surrounding counties employ more than 7,000 people – from sheriff’s deputies and social workers to paramedics and library clerks.<p>Most – some 6,000 – …

Charlotte

Report: Bay Area residents are leading the nationwide migration

California dreaming? Hardly.<p>Mattresses on sidewalks, moving vans in driveways and hasty garage sales hint at a trend Bay Area residents have long suspected – exodus.<p>Real estate brokerage site Redfin released its annual "migration report" on Monday and found that those residing in San Francisco …

Mortgages

Top Paying Animal Careers with Salaries Over $50k

There are a number of animal career options that offer a salary in the range of $50,000 or more per year.<p>Veterinary Pharmaceutical Sales …

Employment

Should we compare pay slips? The inequality of earnings

The most open of folk, who spill saucy secrets about themselves, clam up when asked how much they earn. Revealing your salary, especially to colleagues, is taboo.<p>Conventional wisdom says that knowing fellow workers’ salaries sows discord. I know first-hand how explosive it can be to learn what …

Social Justice

A few dollars more

Asia leads the world on wage growth and even China's solid salary gains are not dulling its competitive edgeWith some of the cheapest labor in the …

Economics

From Googlers’ Management Tips To Salary Talk: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top stories share what to ask recruiters at Amazon and Spotify, how to negotiate a higher salary, and one Googler’s tips for new managers.<p>This week we learned what questions recruiters at Amazon and Spotify wish candidates asked them more often, what you need to say in every type of …

Employment

Supreme Court order fixing alimony at 25% of husband's salary makes divorce so much cheaper for the man

With the Supreme Court now poised to tell us exactly how to live and breathe and bring up toddlers the latest pronouncement of what a man should pay …

Employment

The Ridiculously Easy Guide To Negotiating Your First Salary

Women don’t negotiate enough.<p>Women <i>do</i> negotiate, but they have less success than men.<p>(Besides, women who don’t negotiate might have the right idea.)<p>Once you’ve finally landed your first job and just feel grateful that someone wants to hire you, it can be difficult to accept that you have another …

Employment

Pogba earns 736 times more than average Manchester United fan

The average fan of Man Utd or Man City pockets just under £400 a week - compared to over £111,000 among players at the team they support<p>Manchester United star Paul Pogba earns over 700 times that of an average British fan of the club, according to new research released this week.<p><b>'Thiago wanted to</b> …

Soccer

This is how you should ask for a salary raise

Have you earned a raise in salary? Are you delivering as much or more than you colleagues (especially the men!) for less money? Have you increased …

Employment

How to prepare for salary negotiations

Salary negotiations can be intimidating. This article can help you prepare to negotiate your salary, and be ready for any questions that may come …

Employment

Readers' Comments: The Hourly Wage Required to Rent a Two-Bedroom Apartment

“It's expensive to live in desirable places.”<p>In May 2015, I wrote up a study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition that examined the mismatch between median hourly wages and average rent in every U.S. state. People had a <i>lot</i> of feelings about the piece—and continue to do so, if the 1,258 …

Housing

Exactly What To Say In These Four Common Salary Conversations

Talking about money can be tense, but here’s how to prepare–no matter what turn your negotiation takes.<p>Ask any job seeker or employee about salary negotiations and one of the most popular responses is, “I would negotiate but I don’t know what to say.” Having the right words to say, or write, during …

Employment

Why We Need to Talk to Our Coworkers About Our Salaries

Society teaches us that it's impolite to discuss money matters, and that rarely feels more true than in the confines of our offices. Asking our coworkers what they make? Talk about uncomfortable. We get it.<p>"As the saying goes, knowledge is power," says Elle Kaplan, finance expert and founder of …

Employment

Salary History and Gender Are Antiquated Data Points for Salary Negotiations

Last year, with the stroke of a pen, Governor Charlie Baker made Massachusetts the first state in the nation to ban HR departments from asking for …

Employment

Peg salaries to industry standards

Banning the salary-
history question is decades overdue. Companies should know what they are looking for in terms of the best candidate, as well as …

Employment

Why employers shouldn’t ask about an applicant’s previous salary

This month, New York City joined Philadelphia and Massachusetts in passing legislation that will ban employers from asking job applicants about their …

Employment

Ignore the Critics: Legislation Banning Salary History Questions Has Plenty of Research to Back It Up.

There’s a hot trend sweeping the field of equal-pay legislation right now, and business leaders aren’t happy about it. Last summer, Massachusetts …

Employment

Small-Town Locations, Rocky Coastline, Tempting Seafood Supplement Maine’s Wage Rebate

Producers considering locations for projects portraying small-town life, rugged seacoasts, or fiercely independent people can look to Maine, which …

Austerity Never Ends: Economists Say Wages Are Too High

No, you can’t really make this stuff up: Orthodox economists continue to tell us that the reason for ongoing economic stagnation is that wages and …

Economics

No confidence in confidence data?

After some months of rising price inflation, it is time to consider wages. Prices and wages are intimately connected. In a developed economy around …

Front-Office Insider: A look at team salary situations

<b>No. 3 Toronto</b><br>Average age: 26.4 (15)<br>Guaranteed salary: $108.4 million<br>Dead salary: $206,500<br>Total cap hit: $108.6 million (5)<p><b>No. 4 Washington</b><br>Average …

Denver

9 ways you could ruin your next salary negotiation, according to hiring managers

You <i>could</i> learn from your own salary negotiation mistakes—but wouldn't it be much easier to learn from the mistakes of <i>other</i> employees?<p>That's why we asked nine hiring managers to share the some of the most memorable salary negotiations they can remember, describing exactly what the employees did …

Employment