Salary Guides & Calculators

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Career Collage
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Dept. of Labor offers countless statistics on employment and pay. Select "Pay and Benefits" from the left-side menu.
CareerBuilder offers a free salary calculator and the ability to search salaries for thousands of jobs.
JobStar Salary Surveys
Profession specific salaries obtained by surveys. Some of the surveys are done by research organizations and others by professional associations. Most are national in scope.
National Compensation Survey
The U.S. Dept. of Labor provides salary and wage statistics for occupations by state and city. There are tutorials on how to use the tables of statistics. There is also a survey of benefits.
Finfacts Worldwide Cost of Living Survey
If the economic trend toward globalization continues, more workers may be relocating abroad. This site compares the cost of living in cities around the world.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The handbook, available online, provides salary information for careers, as well as required training and education, job prospects, and working conditions
A Word of Caution: many of the services provided at the site are fee-based and geared for employers; but you can perform a limited search for salary data by occupation and zip code.
Wisconsin Wage Comparison
Wisconsin's WorkNet provides you with a tool to compare salaries in your career/job with similar positions in the state.
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