What We Earn by Age, Gender, and Race

In theory, our earnings should rise as we acquire more experience in the workplace (and, hence, get older đŸ™‚ ). In practice, is this true? According to a recent study by CreditRepair.com, “Wondering which demographics earn the most, or how your salary stacks up against others in your state? Using the U.S. Census Bureau’s figures, […]

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Improve Your Career Planning: A Slideshow and Two Videos

Here are three very different types of information that should aid you in career planning: An income slideshow from CreditRepair.com via CNBC. As CNBC’s Jessica Dickler reports: “How much you make is a topic few people like to reveal. It’s considered impolite in many circles and it’s also fairly subjective, depending on your position and […]

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How Well Are World Leaders Paid?

We know that senior business executives, popular celebrities, and star athletes make a lot of money. But, how do world leaders rank in terms of their compensation? And what do YOU think about this? Here are 20 highly-paid world leaders according to 24/7 Wall St., as reported by Thomas C. Frohlich: “In many countries, politicians frequently […]

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Gender and Credit & Earnings: Is It a Level Playing Field?

We know that women make up a large portion of the U.S. work force, that many women in the work force are college educated, and that many women excel in their jobs. As we noted in a Zarb Means Business post last week: “Although women executives are often paid less than their male counterparts and […]

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Which Business Jobs Have the Best and Worst Job Security?

24/7 Wall St. recently compiled a list of the jobs having the best and worst job security. It used unemployment rates and median wages as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These are a few of the business-related jobs rated as BEST: Database administrators — Unemployment rate: 1.0%; labor force: 94,000; median annual wage: […]

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Why Aren’t Wages Rising Faster?

Positive performance of the Gross Domestic Product? Check. Unemployment rate still dropping? Check. Energy prices down from last year? Check. (Despite some recent price increases). So, why haven’t U.S. wages risen faster and higher than they have? Are wages finally ready to have a meaningful uptick? According to Knowledge@Wharton: “An early spring looks in store […]

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A Guide to Entertainment Salaries by The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter has an interesting story today on Hollywood salaries — including actors, agents, directors, game show hosts, publicists, studio chiefs, writers, and many more jobs in entertainment. If you are interested in a career in entertainment, this is must reading! Click the chart for the full story. [It’s nice to Dwayne (The Rock) […]

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