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Trends

Want to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to salary trends? Then you've come to the right place. This section will focus on all the latest compensation trends that matter most to you. Whether it's figuring out the 10 Cities with the Highest Salaries or identifying patterns concerning bonuses and raises, make sure to check back here frequently to get the latest scoop.

Trends Advice

  • Productivity Bonuses

    Productivity bonuses have their roots in the days when manufacturers rewarded hourly workers for speeding up their work pace. For instance, a worker who finished rolling 100 packages of shrink-wrap would earn a productivity bonus because an … Read more...

  • How Bonuses Work

    Individual and group performance goals are hard to set, because they should be neither too ambitious nor too easy to achieve. It is best for employees to set next year's performance goals once current year results are known. However, the … Read more...

  • An Overview of Bonuses

    Bonuses reflect your level of responsibility in the organization, making up a larger portion of your total compensation as you take on more responsibility. To ensure accountability and to reward you for your responsibilities, companies tie … Read more...

  • What Is Mom's Job Worth?

    Are you wondering what mom should be paid for her work as mom? Salary.com has now valuated the "mom job" of both the Working and Stay at Home Mom! We consulted Stay at Home and Working Moms to determine the top 10 jobs that make up a mom’s … Read more...

  • 2006 Stay at Home/Working Mom Study Additional Insights

    * Working moms get less sleep. Working Moms reported getting only 6.4 hours of sleep per night, versus 6.7 for the Stay at Home Moms. The study suggests that in a week, the extra 2 hours that the Working Moms devote to their two jobs … Read more...

  • The Best Jobs: 50 Best Jobs in America

    MONEY Magazine and Salary.com have unveiled an exclusive list of the 50 Best Jobs in America. MONEY and Salary.com started by analyzing government and private data on industry growth and compensation levels. But in an improving employment … Read more...

  • Six-Figure Moms

    It's Mothers Day and most people are rewarding mom with home-made dinners, flowers and cards and letting her know how much she is appreciated for all that she does. At Salary.com, we're proud to be able to help recognize the critical value … Read more...

  • Top 5 Occupations Requiring a Bachelor's Degree

    As a high school graduates decide what field of study to pursue, they may wonder what the job outlook will be after obtaining their degree. According to a report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, new graduates looking for a high … Read more...

  • Rising Gas Prices Guzzle Take-Home Pay

    This summer, Americans were paying, on average, $4.09 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline to fuel the vehicles they rely on to get to and from work everyday. This represents an increase of $1.14 over the same time last year. Read more...

  • Wasted Time At Work Still Costing Companies Billions in 2006

    Time wasted by employees at work is down from 2005, but it is still costing companies billions in 2006. According to the 2nd annual survey by America Online and Salary.com, the average worker admits to squandering 1.86 hours per 8-hour … Read more...