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Research salaries

Research salaries

Research typical earnings for occupations to set realistic expectations and help you select your career. 

Key points if you are exploring career and education options:

  • What different careers pay
  • Typical earnings for workers with different levels of experience
  • How much an occupation pays in one location compared to another
  • Whether your chosen career will pay for meeting your basic needs

Key points if you are applying or interviewing for jobs:

  • What the typical pay is for entry level to experienced workers in your field
  • What an appropriate job offer would be for your skills and experience
  • How to answer questions about your salary requirements

Use CareerOneStop's Salary Finder to find the answers to these and other salary questions for more than 900 different occupations. Also compare wages for your field for different regions, states or view typical wages nationwide.

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.