Does Your Current Job or Future Job Pay a Fair Salary?

There are a number of salary-related sites that include helpful information for the career-seeker, currently employed person, or employers to find out what jobs are actually worth.  In the past Salary.com was the go-to site for many underwriters analyzing job salaries as well as a place for job-seekers to gain helpful insight as to what jobs pay. 

Payscale.com is another free site that includes everything from salary information, career research/planning, to education help, and job listings.  What is nice about Payscale.com is the amount of charts, graphs and general helpful information that is provided in a user-friendly format. 

If you are interested in finding out what you are worth, you can take their “know your worth quiz”.  Within that quiz, you can pick options that most closely resemble your situation, i.e., if you are currently employed and want to know your market value. Should you choose that option, after answering questions about your current position, it gives you a free detailed report with information like:

  • How your compensation compares to your peers
  • Would more education be worth it in your profession
  • Ability to browse job listings
  • See career details from people like you
  • Find out cost of living in other cities
  • Research current or future employer
  • Advice from people like you

There are also numerous charts that include information like your average salary range and your health benefits.

If you are not currently employed, there are other options on the quiz, including:

  • If you have a job offer, if the offer is high enough
  • What other jobs pay
  • If you are the employer, are you paying people enough

There are a vast number of charts and graphs that contain helpful information for job-seekers, those currently employed as well as employers.  Some of the more helpful reports include:

For those interested in the education information the site, you can find out if your college tuition has a good return on investment

If you are considering obtaining a college degree, check out the best undergrad college degrees by salary:

 
Degrees Degrees
Methodology
Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have 2 years of experience; mid-career have 15 years. See full methodology for more.
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