Evaluating Job Offers, Salary and Cost-of-Living

Evaluating Job Offers, Salary and Cost-of-Living

When considering multiple job offers, make sure to utilize Career Services' Evaluating Job Offers Guide. With respect to salary information and negotiation, it is essential for you to do your research in advance and take time to learn about the salary statistics/averages in your discipline/field. These statistics are provided by NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, through reports. NACE Salary Survey Reports are available in hard copy in the Career Services Office Library.

Additionally, below we have provided you with helpful links to assist you as you research salary information.

Suggested links:
Glassdoor – Research salaries by company and job.
Indeed Salary Search – Search and compare average salaries for millions of jobs for free.
Payscale This is a free salary calculator that allows you to calculate salary based on multiple criteria, including job title, country, state, city, years of experience, qualifications and much more. This means that it will provide a far more reliable average salary figure which make makes it a stronger salary negotiation tool.
Salary.com – a good source for identifying average salary information. Additionally, be sure to check out their cost-of-living wizard.
Salaryexpert.com – This tool shares many similarities to Payscale in that it offers an analysis based on multiple criteria, including country, job title, job description/grade and state. In addition, it offers three premium salary reports that need to be paid for. These reports allow for greater personalization which means that the salary figure will be more reliable and a stronger negotiation tool.
NACE Job Seekers Salary Calculator – The NACE Salary Calculator Center is the hub for compensation data, with salary data for more than 1,000 occupations in 560 regions of the United States. The NACE Salary Calculators are easy to use, and our salary survey data sets are updated monthly to ensure consistently accurate salary data.
Choosing Between Job Offers – (Copyright (c) 2012 by College Recruitment Media, Inc., Geneva, IL)


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