Open

Employer Spotlight

Recruit Gen Y Stars

You need new tools to attract the new breed of talent - Experience will help you build your team with Gen Y stars.

Go

Ease of Use

Our management dashboard helps you easily post jobs, pinpoint targeted candidates and manage your talent pipeline.

Go

All Needles, No Hay

Don't wait for the best candidates to come to your door - with Experience, you can proactively target top talent.

Go

Build Your Experience

Experience is your most important asset - we're here to help you find that next opportunity.

Go

Tell Your Story

You're so much more than just your resume. Showcase your Experience.

Go

Connections Matter

Introductions are made easy when you have Experience -- connect with alumni, mentors and industry insiders.

Go
Forgot?

Use eRecruiting by Experience on campus?
Find your school here.

Additional Articles

 

Why am I paid less than the Salary Wizard says I should be?

Just who is paying market salaries for each job? It's one thing to know a job pays a certain amount according to the Salary Wizard; it's another thing entirely, one reader finds, to land a job with a top-paying employer.

Read More
 

Should I be paid more for doing two jobs?

Many employees do hybrid jobs, which combine the responsibilities of two or more jobs. Although you don't get paid two salaries, you could be paid the rate of the job with the higher market value.

Read More
 

Can the U.S. government give my prospective employer a salary cap?

Can the government tell your prospective employer it has to cap your new salary at a certain percentage over your old one? Or is that just a recruiter's negotiation tactic to get a candidate to focus on something other than market value?

Read More
 

Experience Salary Survey Results - Finance

From May to September 2006, Experience asked graduating students (class of 2006) to share their success in finding a full-time job. We are pleased to let you in on this information now. Take a look at what the class of 2006 is up to- and benefit from the experiences of other members in the Experience community!

Read More
 

Is "Entry Level" Code for "Salary Slavery"?

So you're entering the job force, and looking for an entry-level job to start your career off right. But that "entry level" thing scares you. You're worried: do those two words translate to "salary slave"?

Read More
 

Should I disclose salary requirements?

When a prospective employer asks for something, many people figure they should give it. But with salary information, you don't get points for being nice.

Read More
 

Advice on Salary Negotiation

How do you figure out what you're worth and actually get it?

Read More
 

Could an employee get a promotion without a raise?

During the economic downturn, many employees took on additional responsibilities without extra rewards. What happens if you give someone a promotion without a raise?

Read More
 

What if my new employer reneges on a verbal salary offer?

If you don't get a salary offer in writing, you could be disappointed as you start a new job and find you're being paid less than they said.

Read More
 

Should I disclose my salary expectations if I come from a different industry?

Employers often try to get candidates to disclose salary expectations, as one way of screening. You can throw the question back at the employer instead of being the first party to state a range.

Read More
 

Five Tactics to Getting the Salary You Want

When a company starts to consider you seriously, you should begin to think about the negotiation. What do you want? What are you prepared to accept? How badly do you want the job?

Read More
 

Do librarians need a degree?

The job descriptors in the Salary Wizard are intended to reflect the minimum requirements for a job in most situations. Most jobs for librarians require not only bachelor's, but also master's degrees from MLA-accredited institutions.

Read More
 

How should I answer the questions interviewers typically ask?

If the interviewer does a good job telling you about the opening, you may find yourself with few remaining questions. So what should you ask about, and what should you say?

Read More
 

Experience Salary Survey Results 2006

From May to September 2006, Experience asked graduating students (2006) to share their success in getting a full-time job. Based on member feedback, we are pleased to share this hiring information so you can benefit from the experience of other members in the Experience community.

Read More
 

New Salary Guide Identifies Bright Spots Amid Tough Economy

Even in an increasingly uncertain economy, accounting and finance are core business functions vital to a company's ability to navigate difficult periods. As a result, demand remains steady for top accounting and finance expertise in key areas, according to the 2009 Salary Guide from Robert Half International.

Read More
 

Must I settle for a 3 percent increase?

Could you be falling further behind every year? Typical raises vary with the economy, but on average have been about 4.1 percent per year. If you regularly get less than that, you could be falling behind in your earning power.

Read More
 

How should I calculate a part-time rate?

Not everyone works 40 hours a week. So how do you know whether the rate offered for a part-time job is competitive? This week, Erisa Ojimba helps a reader calculate a part-time rate for a job based on the full-time market salary.

Read More
 

Is my company taking the right amount out of my paycheck?

Does your paycheck add up? Do you trust that your employer is dividing your salary into equal payments that total to your salary offer? A reader has questions about the sums she's being paid, checking to make sure her employer is delivering on its promises.

Read More
 

What if the employer rejects my counter?

Many negotiation hurdles are the result of stating your salary expectations up front. What do you do when a potential employer offers you a sum lower than your desired rate?

Read More
 

Should I leave my startup to seek a better salary and title?

Startups are great places to gain job responsibility, but sometimes you have to make a tradeoff between responsibility and pay.

Read More
 

Does Your Major Limit Your Earning Power?

Think back to when you started college and faced the predicament of what to study. Chances are you chose a major based on one of these things: you loved the subject, it's what your parents wanted, or you thought it would help you get a job (a.k.a. you thought you would make a lot of money). Fast-forward to now: Is your salary something to brag about or is the major you chose hindering your earning capacity?

Read More
 

Should I do a second round of negotiations?

It is fine to engage in continuing rounds of salary negotiations, provided you don't waste your breath haggling over the final few dollars. Better still, negotiate for things on top of base pay.

Read More
 

Should I ask for more in base if I'm happy with my total compensation?

If you're a top performer who's happy with your total cash compensation but interested in increasing your base pay, it still may be in your interest to negotiate on both base and bonus rather than base pay alone.

Read More
 

Should I be rewarded for the revenue I bring in?

If your job responsibilities involve bringing in revenue but you're paid a flat salary, it may be time to ask your employer to recast your job as a sales position eligible for commissions or other forms of variable incentives.

Read More
 

What more can I negotiate when I'm already paid well?

Is it possible to overnegotiate? What if you're in the admirable position of having very competitive base salary and bonuses? What more could you ask for?

Read More
 

May I ask for a raise my first day on the job?

Even if you made a negotiation mistake and have second thoughts about the salary you accepted, it's not a good idea to ask for a raise on your first day of work.

Read More
 

How much should I make as a journalist in Wheeling, W. Va.?

There could be several reasons why your salary might be lower or higher than the Salary Wizard figure for a job in a specific geographic region.

Read More
 

Let's Make a Deal

Negotiating for a higher salary or more perks can be frightening at first, but if you let the offers come to you, you can end up with a deal on the table.

Read More
 

How close to the median should I be?

Although you shouldn't disclose your salary expectations at the outset, it's good to know where your pay ought to fall in relation to the market.

Read More
 

What should my daily contract rate be?

It's relatively easy to calculate an hourly or a daily contract rate (sometimes called a per diem) if you know the annual salary of a full-time person doing that job.

Read More
 

Is it time to revise my job description and ask for more money?

After two or three years at the same job, you may find that your responsibilities have evolved to the point where you are ready for a position - and a salary - at the next level.

Read More
 

How should I address several months of contract work on my resume?

When the job market is tight for employees, most employers understand how to interpret a few months of contract work on a candidate's resume.

Read More
 

How do I convince my employer that I'm underpaid?

It's time to persuade your employer to see things the way you do...or at least to understand the company's rationale.

Read More
 

Exempt vs. Nonexempt

So, just exactly who is eligible for overtime and minimum wage, and who is not? The answer turns out to be relatively complicated. It depends on job title and duties, which determine whether someone is exempt or nonexempt. To make matters more confusing, the definitions of exempt and nonexempt employees are roughly equivalent to, but not the same thing as, salaried and hourly employees.

Read More
 

Should I disclose that I saw the pay range for the job?

If you know the pay range for the job, but the employer would rather you not know, it's best to keep the information to yourself. But you can still use it as an aid to negotiation.

Read More
 

When should my review take place?

Annual performance reviews, and the salary increases that often accompany them, typically take place either on the anniversary of the date you were hired or on some specific date that affects all employees within a specific group.

Read More
 

Can my boss get away with nepotism in pay raises?

If your boss is rewarding friends and family while short-changing you, it might be time to circulate your resume.

Read More
 

Is a verbal recruitment agreement legally binding?

Win-win salary negotiations should always conclude with a written agreement so that the employment relationship can be based on mutual, documented trust.

Read More
 

What to Do When a New Hire Earns More Than You Do

Q: A new person has been hired for the same job as mine but is making substantially more than me. What can I do about this?

Read More
 

How do I get a raise at my temp job?

As circumstances change at a temp job, it is sometimes possible to negotiate for higher pay - but go through the agency, not the company.

Read More
 

If my responsibilities increased after a layoff, should I make more?

Inevitably the people left behind after layoffs take on additional responsibilities. Despite the sensitivity of layoffs, it may be possible to have your job reevaluated once the dust settles.

Read More
 

What is the difference between an equity adjustment and a promotion?

If your boss checks the "equity adjustment" box rather than the "promotion" box on the HR form you get with your raise, it could mean your raise is bigger than it would have been.

Read More
 

Is it ethical to use internal pay data found by accident?

It's almost better not to know. But if you do accidentally find out what your coworkers are making, proceed carefully with the information.

Read More
 

Is my on-call pay competitive?

This week, a reader asks about on-call compensation. What is the minimum an employee should receive for on-call pay, and how long should the minimum shift be for someone who is called in? How can you tell whether your on-call pay is competitive?

Read More
 

Can my employer put me on a time clock?

Salaried jobs and nonexempt jobs are not always the same thing. So even if you are supervising employees, you could be asked to punch in at the beginning and the end of the day.

Read More
 

Am I salaried or hourly?

The differences between salaried and hourly employees are set by federal law, but their subtleties can be lost in the translation. How does your status affect your job requirements and, more importantly, your bottom line?

Read More
 

Should I ask for $25,000 more?

The boss says, "You're extremely important to the company, and we want to pay you more - you tell us how much more." It's news any employee would love to hear - or is it?

Read More
 

Can an employee be paid more than a supervisor?

Once in a while an employee makes more than the boss. If you're that boss, can you do anything about it?

Read More
 

What will raises be this year?

Beginning in summer 2001, average raises began to decrease somewhat, according to information from human resources departments as published by reputable survey companies.

Read More
 

Should I ask for a raise to go along with my extra duties?

If you were asked to take on additional responsibilities, would you expect your paycheck to reflect the changes? Find out the difference between skills that boost your pay and skills that only boost your workload.

Read More
 

Stock Options Checklist

Salary.com's compensation experts have put together a checklist of the ten most important questions you should be able to answer about your stock options. Use this checklist as you prepare your research for a salary negotiation, or at your next performance review, or when you are in line for a promotion.

Read More
 

Now that I'm on the other side of the table, how should I negotiate?

A reader accustomed to negotiating on behalf of the employer gets a taste of what it feels like on the other side of the table.

Read More
 

Am I kidding myself if I expect a 10 percent raise?

Raises typically range from 3 to 5 percent per year, but in times of economic uncertainty, some companies may give no raises at all. Is it unrealistic to hope for 10 percent?

Read More
 

Should I earn more for being bilingual?

Although employees typically don't get paid a premium for knowing two or more languages, you could be eligible for more pay if you are asked to serve as an interpreter or translator in your job.

Read More
 

New Job, New Bonus Plan

Let's say you are contemplating joining a company in a different industry, although you intend to continue doing what you're doing now. The company you are joining is offering a much larger bonus than you are currently earning, but is ruling out that larger salary you were hoping for. That is, it has a different pay mix. Pay mix varies from industry to industry.

Read More
 

Did I get a big enough raise with this promotion?

Sometimes even a big raise doesn't feel like enough. But if you don't know how big is big, how can you be disappointed with 11.5 percent?

Read More
 

Should I get a raise for working in a new region?

A contractor moving from one region to another for the same client should negotiate different monthly rates based on the prevailing pay rates in each region.

Read More
 

Now that I have some experience, should I ask for the median?

Pay and proficiency usually go hand in hand. For the first few years at a new level, employees typically earn less than the median. Then, as skills and proficiency improve, pay typically follows.

Read More
 

How do I trade off long-term incentives for short-term ones?

You can run the numbers to compare whether you'll be better off with one total compensation package versus another. But you've also got to account your comfort level with the mix of types of pay, and the associated risks.

Read More
 

Can my employer dock my pay?

The rules regarding who is and is not eligible for overtime pay are somewhat complicated. But whether you get overtime or not, if you take time off from work and aren't eligible for paid time off, your employer can dock your pay.

Read More
 

Can I fix a negotiation mistake?

Even if you slip up in a job interview and disclose your salary expectations before you know what the job entails, there's still time to fix this negotiation mistake.

Read More
 

Can someone with an associate's degree be paid more than I am?

Although more education can translate to higher pay, it's not always so, as in the case of the employee in a job that requires a bachelor's degree but pays less than a different job that requires only an associate's degree.

Read More
 

Asking for a Raise

Often, the only way to get a raise is to ask for one. But before you waltz into the office and name your price, take time to prepare - there is an art to asking for a raise.

Read More
 

Wage and Position Disparity Across Gender

While we have seen some improvements in gender equality at the workplace in the last few decades, we also know that a wage disparity still exists between men and women for equal jobs.

Read More
 

Do Nonprofit Workers Really Earn Less?

It's a common preconception that working for a nonprofit, and promoting one's socially-oriented ideals, involves a pay-cut. It is true that on average one should expect to earn less in the nonprofit sector than in the for-profit business sector. But do the averages tell the whole story?

Read More
 

Top 10 Jobs for the Class of 2008

Employers are ready to hire and looking to woo 2008 graduates with signing bonuses and higher starting salaries than in years past.

Read More
 

Use Your Resume To Help Negotiate a Higher Salary

Most job seekers believe that salary negotiation starts once they have an offer in hand, but nothing could be farther from the truth.

Read More
 

Salaries Up, But Gender Gap Widens

The Institute of Management Accountants' 2007 salary survey uncovered both good news and bad news for accountants. The good news: Average salary for IMA members now tops $100,000, having risen 6.9 percent last year. The bad news: The gap increased between men's and women's pay.

Read More
 

Should You Divulge Your Salary History?

Looking for a job is all about being on the ball. But when it comes to talking about your future paycheck, it pays to procrastinate. Here are our tips on how to negotiate this thorny piece of the job search.

Read More
 

Clothes that Say "Pay Me More"

Every day, you get a chance to make a statement about your value to the company through your choice of clothes.

Read More
 
Search Articles & Blogs
 
Salary Wizard



 

Should I take the offer or the counteroffer?

The trick with counteroffers is that nagging sensation that if they could afford to pay you more, why didn't they?

Read More
 

Say "Hmmm" to the First Salary Offer

When it comes to salary negotiations, a two-letter word can cost you thousands of dollars.

Read More
 

Experience Salary Survey Results - Marketing

From May to September 2006, Experience asked graduating students (class of '06) to share their success in finding a full-time job. We are pleased to let you in on this information now. Take a look at what the class of 2006 is up to- and benefit from the experiences of other members in the Experience community!

Read More
 

Creative Compensation: Beyond Salaries

Employers who aren't handing out generous salaries (and even some who are) are finding themselves negotiating "creative compensation" with employees-that is, perks, niceties, and other non-monetary concessions that make life more convenient.

Read More
 

Experience Salary Survey Results- Consulting

From May to September 2006, Experience asked graduating students (class of '06) to share their success in finding a full-time job. We are pleased to let you in on this information now. Take a look at what the class of 2006 is up to- and benefit from the experiences of other members in the Experience community!

Read More
 

The Salary Wizard says I'm underpaid - what can I do?

If you do your salary research after your negotiation is over, you'll have to wait until the next negotiation opportunity to ask for the amount your research says is fair.

Read More
 

Are TV Characters' Salaries Realistic?

Think back: When was the last time you saw Carrie Bradshaw chopping vegetables or preheating an oven to cook herself dinner on "Sex and the City?" How about shopping on the clearance rack or setting foot inside a discount store?

Read More
 

Does my international salary history jeopardize future earnings?

Labor markets differ significantly from one country to another, so it's best to avoid mention of your salary history if you've been working abroad.

Read More
 

Experience Salary Survey Results - Technology

From May to September 2006, Experience asked graduating students (class of 2006) to share their success in finding a full-time job. We are pleased to let you in on this information now. Take a look at what the class of 2006 is up to- and benefit from the experiences of other members in the Experience community!

Read More
 

Experience Salary Survey Results- Government

From May to September 2006, Experience asked graduating students (class of 2006) to share their success in finding a full-time job. We are pleased to let you in on this information now. Take a look at what the class of 2006 is up to- and benefit from the experiences of other members in the Experience community!

Read More
 

Should I ask for a lower starting salary?

When it's time to take that first managerial job, how much should you ask for? A candidate contemplates the median salary for a managerial position in a retail setting.

Read More
 

Experience Salary Survey Results- Sales

From May to September 2006, Experience asked graduating students (class of '06) to share their success in finding a full-time job. We are pleased to let you in on this hiring information now. Take a look at what the class of 2006 is up to- and benefit from the experiences of other members in the Experience community!

Read More
 

Experience Salary Survey Results- Entertainment

From May to September 2006, Experience asked graduating students (class of 2006) to share their success in finding a full-time job. We are pleased to let you in on this information now. Take a look at what the class of 2006 is up to- and benefit from the experiences of other members in the Experience community!

Read More
 

The New Salary Negotiation

For the first time, employees have access to the equivalent of a Kelley Blue Book for jobs. The availability of online compensation information has leveled the playing field between employer and employee.

Read More
 

Experience Salary Survey Results- Energy & Utilities

From May to September 2006, Experience asked graduating students (class of 2006) to share their success in finding a full-time job. We are pleased to let you in on this information now. Take a look at what the class of 2006 is up to- and benefit from the experiences of other members in the Experience community!

Read More
 

Was my raise too small?

To gauge the real purchasing power of your raise, you need to take into account the cost of living to see if your pay is increasing in real terms.

Read More
 

Experience Salary Survey Results 2006- Healthcare

From May to September 2006, Experience asked graduating students (class of '06) to share their success in finding a full-time job. We are pleased to let you in on this information now. Take a look at what the class of 2006 is up to- and benefit from the experiences of other members in the Experience community!

Read More
 

May an employer put a cap on a job?

Could you be falling further behind every year? Typical raises vary with the economy, but on average have been about 4.1 percent per year. If you regularly get less than that, you could be falling behind in your earning power.

Read More
 

The 411 on Bonuses

Bonus programs can be confusing especially for new employees. Here is the lowdown on what bonus programs are and how they affect you.

Read More
 

Equal Pay for Women? Not Til 2050

A woman's work is never done. Though you might not know it to look at her paycheck.

Read More
 

Experience Salary Survey Results 2006- NonProfit

From May to September 2006, Experience asked graduating students (class of '06) to share their success in finding a full-time job. We are pleased to let you in on this hiring information now. Take a look at what the class of 2006 is up to- and benefit from the experiences of other members in the Experience community!

Read More
 

Negotiating Incentives

Everything is negotiable.

Read More
 

Do I have to return my signing bonus?

If you have to return a signing bonus because you left the company before a specified time was up, you might still be able to recoup the money.

Read More
 

Bonuses Overview

Employees in approximately one-third of all companies are eligible for bonuses of some kind. Bonuses are given to employees to serve the following purposes: to create incentives to reduce costs; to pay people for doing a good job; and to encourage employees to think like shareholders.

Read More
 

Is the grass greener somewhere else?

Benefits represent an additional 25 to 67 percent on top of base pay, so if your employer's base pay appears to be lower than what you could get somewhere else, make sure you look at the total compensation package.

Read More
 

What expenses should my employer pay if I work from home?

Working at home can save employers costly corporate rents and can give employees some much needed flexibility in balancing their work and private lives, for example, by eliminating commutes. But when you work from home, make sure your employer reimburses your expenses.

Read More
 

Should I show a prospective employer my pay stub?

If a prospective employer asks to see a paystub from your current job, it could be a sign of mistrust that will be difficult to repair once you are hired.

Read More
 

How much should I get for changing jobs?

Do you expect to receive a pay increase when changing jobs? To a prospective employer, it doesn't matter that you're changing jobs - it only matters where your pay falls in relation to the rest of the market. So, research the market when setting your expectations.

Read More
 

How do I negotiate for a cost-of-living adjustment?

When a company downsizes, many people are asked to pick up their roots and move to other parts of the country to continue working. It's important for those workers to research the differences in cost of living inherent to both locations.

Read More
 

How to Evaluate an Offer

Just like an interview, a job offer can tell you a great deal about a potential employer. An offer can reveal how serious the employer is about the offer, how valuable you are to the company, and most importantly, whether you should make the move.

Read More
 

How do I get the raise I was promised?

It's OK to remind an employer of their verbal promise to review your salary six months after starting a job.

Read More
 

Do Pretty People Earn More?

Studies show attractive students get more attention and higher evaluations from their teachers, good-looking patients get more personalized care from their doctors, and handsome criminals receive lighter sentences than less attractive convicts. But how much do looks matter at work?

Read More
 

How should I prepare for my review?

Nothing in your performance review should come as a surprise, but if you take charge of your review and prepare thoroughly, you may be even more pleasantly surprised with the results.

Read More
 

What should I do when I'm at the top of the pay range?

When your compa-ratio - the ratio of your pay to the market rate for your job - significantly exceeds 100 percent, either your employer is extremely generous, your job is in great demand, or you are ready for a promotion.

Read More
 

Making a Job Offer

Salary negotiation is a critical step in the hiring process, largely because candidates with the most in-demand skills are likely to be already evaluating other employment opportunities. Following are some suggestions to help ensure your offer is as attractive as possible.

Read More
 

What should my incentives be for international travel?

If you're tapped for an international assignment with your company, your compensation should reflect the additional responsibilities and challenges. In addition to higher base, don't forget to ask for incentives.

Read More
 

Should part-time and full-time workers be paid different rates?

If two identical employees worked for the same employer, one part time and one full time, they might expect to be paid at the same rate. But sometimes full-time employees earn more or are expected to contribute more than part-time colleagues.

Read More
 

Did my time off affect my raise?

A low raise may not be directly related to time off from work, but it could be indirectly related if the time off caused work to slip.

Read More
 

30 Top Jobs of 2008

A new year means new beginnings: new resolutions, ideas and friends; new habits, relationships and goals; new salaries, titles and responsibilities. And perhaps most importantly, new jobs.

Read More
 

Should part-timers make a little extra in base pay?

Some employers may pay part-time employers a slightly higher rate because they don't receive benefits. But it depends on whether the part-time employee is performing at the same level as the full-time counterparts.

Read More
 

Part-time Work

In a 2000 poll of more than 3,500 company executives by recruiting firm Management Recruiters International, Inc., 61 percent of the participants believed the 9-to-5 workday will disappear in the next 10 years.

Read More
 

Is it time to ask again for my raise?

Have you ever gotten a verbal promise from an employer, then later on wished you had gotten it in writing? Be careful when saying yes to offers that involve future pay increases that aren't in writing.

Read More
 

Get a Bigger Paycheck in 2008

You've been job hunting for an eternity, it seems. But when it comes to accepting an offer, remember why you decided to switch jobs in the first place. In addition to finding a job that interests you and takes you out of your boring routine, you want to receive a paycheck that reflects your worth.

Read More
 

How long until my next raise?

How much does your company expect of you? If you're expected to do an excellent job, it can be very difficult to exceed expectations. But if your company's median raise is high enough, excellence may well be par for the course.

Read More
 

A Sample Stock Option Plan

Salary.com asked some of its stock options experts to interpret a stock option plan from Dell Computer Corporation. Bill Coleman and Keith Fortier, neither of whom is a lawyer, have summarized each section in plain English and explained why it matters to the person who has stock options under the plan. The sections in italics are the actual language of the plan; the sections in regular type are Salary.com's interpretation.

Read More
 

Everything is Negotiable

It's all negotiable. Every new job - every performance review, in fact - is an opportunity to negotiate base salary, various kinds of bonuses, benefits, stock options, and other incentives that add to job satisfaction and provide financial security.

Read More
 

Highest-Paying Jobs in the US

Do what you love and the money will follow is great in theory, but the truth of the matter is, certain jobs and fields simply pay more.

Read More
 

Evaluating a Job Offer

Will the organization be a good place to work? Will the job be interesting? How are opportunities for advancement? Is the salary fair? Does the employer offer good benefits? If you have not already figured out exactly what you want, the following discussion may help you develop a set of criteria for judging job offers, whether you are starting a career, reentering the labor force after a long absence, or planning a career change.

Read More
 

The Paycheck Gender Gap

A woman's work is never done though you might not know it to look at her paycheck.

Read More
 

Google Web Search
Didn't see what you were looking for?
 
powered by Google
 
Copyright ©2015 Experience, Inc Privacy Policy Terms of Service