Thursday, May 31, 2012

Salary Calculator

WSU students have access to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Salary Calculator. What can this resource do for you? First, you enter the specifics like regional information, occupational cluster, level of education, and relevant experience. Then, you receive the results that show the user how many people are employed in that general industry in the geographical area selected, starting salaries for that occupation, the median salary, the salary ceiling for that job area, and an estimation of a salary offer for the user based on the specific details of experience and education.

How can you use this tool? This information is especially useful for career researchers and salary negotiations. For people who are still considering their occupational options, they can find salary potential for several different types of occupations and can compare starting salaries for areas where they may not have any relevant experience to careers where they would be expecting to receive offers closer to the median if they have that relevant background. If you are interviewing, you will want to know ahead of time what you can expect for salary offers and negotiations. This tool gives you the information you need to work toward a fair deal for you.

Take care,
Chris

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