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  • Texas RTs
    Dallas is the best, Houston 2nd place from my experience. Its a little more expensive to live in Dallas but they pay a little more. have you looked on or ? - Source: Reddit / about 21 hours ago
  • How much should an AMFT in a HCL area private practice make?
    Have you tried ? You enter your skills, education, job duties, location, etc. And they will tell you how much youre worth and if you're underpaid compared to people in your area. - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • How to get a better DEV job as a developing country developer
    One place to start is with online salary calculators such as Glassdoor and Payscale. These tools allow you to input your job title, location, and other relevant information to get an estimate of the average salary for that role in a specific area. It's important to note that these estimates are based on self-reported data, so the accuracy may vary, but it gives you a good idea to work if. - Source: / about 1 month ago
  • Job Offer = Senioritis in College
    I won't give you my specific offer but I will say that it was fair according to For example, 60k can get you a lot more in a rural area than a major city. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • I don’t want to support Loblaws or any of these other major price gouging grocery stores, so where should we shop?
    Not the best paying job in the world, but it's a far cry better than most of the other businesses in the retail sector. A quick look at seems to show the average hourly wage for front line workers at Loblaws is about $18-20. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Hourly pay to Big Mac Ratio
    In the UK the minimum wage at McDonalds is the national minimum wage £10.42/hr and the cost of a Big Mac is £3.19. So someone on that wage could buy 3.27 Big Mac burgers by working one hour. In the US the current minimum according to is $8.47, but I will go with the average they report of $11.19/hr and the cost of a Big Mac is $5.81. So someone on that wage could buy 1.93 Big Mac burgers by working... - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Promoted to IT Team Lead: How much is appropriate for a pay increase?
    I put together a one pager and countered back with a new salary. My one pager included my performance eval scores and achievements, median salary and range data from and, and 3 similar roles in my area. I aimed high (but still reasonable) using my one pager to justify my number. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Why would anyone be a personal trainer, rather than a gym instructor?
    Houses sell for a really wide range of prices depending on location, but according to, the median home price is #385,000. So I guess that would be a yes. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • What's going on with the rail strike? Corporate media isn't saying anything and search engines just keep directing to old articles about congress averting the rail strike (which is total bs).
    Australia. 34.39 AUD vs 20.85 USD hourly, based on averages. 21 USD is about 31.14 AUD atm according to google. 115k AUD a year, vs 78k a year is basically 115k AUD so workers are working more hours, you get shit all time off and 1 day off that you had to fight for that isnt even a proper sick day. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Biden signs bill averting rail worker strike despite lack of paid sick days
    According to, a couple major unionized railroads have an average pay of about $95,000/year. That's $1827/week. And I believe 2 weeks paid sick leave was requested, so that's $3,654. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Salary Negotiation Help Pls
    I basically put together a one pager. Nothing fancy. First section documented performance eval scores and achievements. Second section documented median salary and range data from and Last section I documented 3 similar roles and linked the job postings. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Got a 90k IAM job offer.
    Depending on where you are coming from and your circumstances, it's probably okay. You should use and to do some salary research to see if this offer is ballpark reasonable for Atlanta, for your experience and education. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Indians in Auchan ?
    - For the internship, 50k is OK I guess. Salary comparison is a difficult topic, you can find different statistics, and forums like this full of people stating completely opposed things. Depending on your company, tech stack, social background, etc., you can be surrounded by people who "all make more than X" or "all make less than X/2", and you can be convinced that your experience is universal for the entire... - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Unlearning Economics explains the pay gap
    I have previously worked for a few companies that don't believe in negotiating pay, and instead base it on a system that they claim is fair, such as using for a benchmark. I would always react to that by simply interviewing with other employers until I found something that did pay more, then handing in my resignation along with a snide remark about how their system might not be as accurate as they... - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • 1 year compulsory military service for all MPs petition/debate
    The wages from randomly selected STEM careers, from - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Just got my first job offer as a self-taught developer - should I negotiate the salary?
    I wouldn't as long as it's roughly in the market range for your area and for the position ( might help though I don't know if it covers Canada). It's your first industry job and the economy feels iffy. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Imagine asking if someone's OK with earning 30% less than what they currently make
    Plus, we can now do our own research (if you're moving to a new area etc and market is not what you make).. Hit up and similar and boom, you get a range. So when people try to tell you market rate is X and you can see it's X times 30%.... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Half a million a year? No thanks!
    So no, your little website is not a source - its a guess and a wildly inaccurate one at that. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Los Angeles SLP Salary and and - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Negotiating an offer although already discussed salary
    You need to do your research before you respond. Go to or a similar site and fill out the full job offer and see where you fall on the spectrum. Go to glassdoor for the company and see what people have posted for their salaries for that role. Research other competitors and see if there are any salary data on similar roles with them. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Is $13.50 good for a rehab therapy technician job?
    Is it a valid/common pay rate? Based on a couple of site's I've looked at ( and Indeed), the average hourly pay is $13.40-14.32. Of course, you can't take them as gospel, but it seems to be close to average. I'm not 100% certain though. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago

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