Salaries & Cost of Living

Cost of Living

ACCRA Cost of Living Index

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Pardee Reference – Career Resources
Comparative data for 315 urban areas in U.S.

The Cost of Living Calulator


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American Salaries and Wages Survey

Pardee Reference – Economics
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Occupational Outlook Handbook

Pardee Reference – Career Resources
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Online Salary Surveys

Listed below are web sites which provide salary information for specific industries.

Advertising Age – Requires free registration. Use the word “salary” for your search. Includes surveys on top executive salaries, entry level salaries, average base salary by gender and agency size, and many more.

Forbes – Search using the terms “salary survey,” “executive compensation,” and “highest paid.”

Plan Sponsor – Many salary surveys, including one for pension executives. Use the search term “compensation survey.”

Promo – Use the keywords “salary survey” or “compensation” to find information on salaries in promotion marketing, promotion personnel, and other fields.

RTNDA Communicator – Use “search” and the phrase “salary survey.” Includes many surveys.

Other resources for salaries include:

Guide to Special Issues and Indexes of Periodicals
Pardee Reference – Reference Desk
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Look in the index under “Executive Compensation” and “Salary Surveys.”

Occupational Employment Statistics: Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates