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Buffer Reaffirms Salary Transparency, Benchmarks Cost of Living

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This week Buffer, the social media management platform, reaffirmed their dedication to being a transparent organization and along with it fully public salary information on every employee. While this in itself is not news, the company has shared their salary details for the past…


Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs You Can Do From Home

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

A full 98 percent of remote workers self-report that working from home enhances their productivity. Meanwhile, one study has found that only seven percent of workers function best in a typical nine-to-five office environment. And workers are responding to the facts: Nearly two thirds of…


Study: Millennials Care More About Work Life Balance Than Career Advancement

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

Millennials are perhaps one of the most talked about generations in the history of the world. Articles, memes, posts, blogs, and even billboards have been created to condemn or congratulation people born between the early 80s and the late 90s. They’ve killed businesses, they’ve…


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Solutions Architect Tops the Latest List of Highest Paid Positions in Tech

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The future is bright for tech professionals: average tech salaries have jumped 7.7 percent in the last year, and are now up to a whopping $96,370, according to a Fast Company stat. But which professions are earning far above that number, and which are…


Survey: This Tech Job Makes $27K More Than Americans Think

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

Public perception doesn’t always match up with the benefits a job actually provides. But you’d never know that without access to the data. Which is why we’re happy that career data site Paysa has crunched the numbers. Finally, among other revelations, we can learn which…



3 Tips To Help You Negotiate The Salary You’ve Always Wanted

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 11:20 am

Recent Galvanize web development graduate Tosin Awofeso happened to be sitting in a workshop about salary negotiation when he got a call with a job offer. He says in that moment he had the confidence to fight for the salary he wanted — and…


The Top 20 Highest Paying Jobs in the U.S., According to LinkedIn

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

We all know that no one should pick a future career based entirely off of how much money they would make. Factors like personal strengths, skills, and passion for the work are far more important. That said, money sure is nice to have around….


Study: 78 Percent of Tech Workers Should Find a Better Job

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

Earlier, we mentioned a study showing that the average U.S. worker is underpaid about $5,ooo a year. It gets worse: New research indicates that a whopping 78 percent of all tech and engineering workers have a “compelling reason” to leave their current position or workplace….


9 Best SaaS Products for Tracking Billable Hours

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

A new project can create a lot of stress. From dealing with market need to hiring employees, there’s a lot to consider before taking the leap. But one thing is for sure: the last thing you want to worry about on a new project…

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9 Things to Consider Before Giving Employees a Cost of Living Increase

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

While some entrepreneurs adjust salary depending on the city, others think raises are best saved for performance. The factors used when deciding to increase salary vary. The necessity to keep things fair and balanced is not just a concept meant for the employee but…


Startup Founders: Cut Your Salaries in Half

By | Oct 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Seed financing rounds for startups are larger than ever these days, and their size often leads founders to consider larger-than-ever startup salaries to go with them. If you raise one million dollars on an idea with a couple of other teammates, you can probably…

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Top 20 U.S. Cities for Freelance Designers

By | Jun 10, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Are you a self-employed designer? Thinking of becoming one? The Professional Association for Design has released a collection of metrics — percentages of high salaries, the number of other freelancers, the median rent, and average health insurance costs — to figure out the top cities….

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These Are the Average Designer Salaries Per Industry

By | Jun 10, 2016 at 9:07 am

Invision recently released a report that looked at product design trends for this year. A good portion of that reported looked into the “average” designer. Salaries were included, allowing the report an opportunity to break down the differences in wages, on average, across the…

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The Top 20 Startup Ecosystems by Engineer Salary

By | Aug 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

The top 20 startup ecosystems in the world pay software engineers $72,000 on average, Compass’s Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 reported last week – with a $118,000 average engineer salary in Silicon Valley. The seven cities with the highest engineer salaries are all in…


Top 20 Highest-Paying Tech Companies in 2016

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Money isn’t everything. At least, that’s what your mom used to tell you when she didn’t give you your allowance. But in the professional world, compensation goes a long way in luring candidates to a particular company. And while a hearty salary isn’t the…

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Are You Receiving a Fair Salary for Your Role?

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Transparency is important in any company. Employees tend to be more trustful of employers who they feel are being open and honest with them. That being said, if you are being transparent internally with things like salary, you better make sure you’re paying people…

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Nearly 30% Pay Gap Between Male and Female Computer Programmers

By | Mar 29, 2016 at 9:14 am

We recently reported on the best cities in the US for women in tech; DC came out on top due to a number of factors, including the fact that it has the narrowest pay gap between men and women in the country. If you’re unaware…