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Research Salaries

Finding out how much you can earn in a specific occupation will help your job search.

If you are exploring career and education options, you will learn which careers:

  • Will cover your basic needs
  • Will allow you to lead the lifestyle you want

If you are applying or interviewing for jobs, you will:

  • Know what your skills and experience are really worth to employers
  • Be prepared for questions about your salary requirements

Use CareerOneStop's Salary Tool to find salary information for more than 800 different occupations. The tool allows you to compare national wages with state or regional wages. Other ways to learn about salaries include:

When considering a salary offer, don't forget to think about benefits. Their value can make up almost a third of your total pay package.