Discuss the ways an employer determines an appropriate salary.
The Web is a good place to start your compensation search.
In addition to Salary.com, other commercial sites that offer income information include JobStar and TrueCareers. [ WageWeb is designed for companies to compare going rates for jobs, but employees can peruse the data, too. For the official, government word on wages, check out the Department of Labor Statistics.
Information found on
these sites is free, but in most cases it's general. If you're willing to spend money on research that some sites offer, you should get more precise results. For example, Salary.com's Personal Salary Report lets you customize your search by taking into account your experience, location and credentials. The final cost for the more-detailed analysis depends on the complexity of the search. ]
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