U.S. cities with the biggest (and smallest) paychecks

Number 1 on the list – San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA.

Do you want to make more money? It’s easy, just move to San Jose, Houston, or Washington D.C. Well, maybe it’s not really so easy. Of course there’s no guarantee that you’ll earn a bigger paycheck in these cities—but it is more likely, as they’re among the highest-paying metro areas in the country.

 

 

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Average Wall Streeter makes 5.2 times more than the average New Yorker

Wall Steeters are richer and harder to find than your average New Yorker.

The Office of the New York State Comptroller each year does a deep dive into Wall Street employment and compensation. The office has released its report for 2012, and as usual Wall Street salaries trounced the average New Yorker’s.

 

 

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Does internship compensation pay?

Internship compensation – does it pay?

Unpaid internships are a hot topic right now in light of the recent slew of compensation-based class action lawsuits. And with only 36.9% of companies still offering interns less that minimum wage or no compensation at all, it’s clear that relying upon unpaid interns is more damaging than many employers assume. (Infographic)

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CEO pay 231 times more than average workers in the U.S.

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The pay gap between U.S. CEOs and average workers is higher than anywhere else in the developed world.

In the U.S. the average chief executive earned more than $11 million last year in salary, stock options and other compensation. new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found. That’s around 231 times more than average workers.

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