Salary Advice

Understanding how to get the salary you want takes negotiating skills and a knowledge of what jobs actually pay. A number of resources to find salaries exist. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks mean pay in various professions, Salary.com and Payscale.com give salary ranges, while Glassdoor.com lists what employees at specific companies say they get paid. Every pay discussion should start with this rule: Don't agree to the first number you hear.

The Basics

Getting Paid What You Want
Whether you're moving from one job to another or unemployed and looking for work, there are steps you can take to make sure you get the best possible salary offer.
How to Get the Salary You Want Why You May Never Make the Same Salary Again When a Pay Cut Is Worth It
The big picture: National hiring trends
What's hot: Tech positions and skills in highest demand
Average starting salaries for tech positions
Figures to localize salaries for more than 130 U.S. markets
Glossary of job descriptions for leading tech positions
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