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Career Planning Guide

Why research salary information?

  • Learning about the average salary for your career areas of interest will help you:
    • Understand the similarities and differences in salary for similar jobs in different industry areas, company size and geographic locations
    • Learn the difference between basic salary and additional benefits employers offer such as (health insurance, vacation time, education funds, etc.)
    • Determine which careers will help you support your financial needs
    • Answer the salary question in an interview
    • Negotiate a starting salary during a job offer
    • Narrow down your career choices