Office of Career Services

Salary & Relocation Resources

Salary Resources

Disclosing Salary Requirements - The Riley Guide offers comprehensive advice about all aspects of career exploration and job search, linking to numerous valuable articles, like these about how to respond to requests for salary history and requirements.

Wages by Area and Occupation - Use the Bureau of Labor Statistics and find average earnings for an industry.

NACE Salary Calculator - The National Association of Colleges and Employers, via Educate to Career, offers the most accurate compensation data available. - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our “employee generated content” – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.

Salary Expert - National and international salary information. - Look up salary information for by geographic area. - Search for salary information by position and city/state.  All of the information is compiled from the Bureau of Labor Statistics but it is organized in a way that makes it easier for users to sort through and find the information they are looking for.

Job Star - Links to more than 300 general and profession-specific salary survey sites.

Computer Industry’s Interactive Salary Surveys

CareerJournal - Wall Street Journal page on salary surveys and trends for numerous occupations.

Career InfoNet - Search for salaries by career area and geographic location.

Relocation Resources - A free service that offers job hunters quotes from local, long-distance and international moving companies that can handle their relocation needs.

Atlas Van Line’s “How to Move” tips - Offers an extensive set of employment data organized by both profession and city location. Students can explore career options by f inding cities offering the strongest opportunities for a selected profession, finding professions in a city paying the best relative to national trends and that are most popular, learning about a city’s demographics, economics, culture, schools, housing, climate, and more.

Cost of Living Calculator and City Reports - Use’s cost of living calculator to compare the cost of living of various cities in the United States. Find reports on cities across the U.S.

CNNMoney.Com’s Cost of Living Calculator Average Apartment Rent - Allows users to cross-reference their rent with the averages in their city. (Source: US Department of Housing and Urban Affairs) Cost of Living Comparison - Get an overall cost index, as well as specific indexes on food, taxes, housing and much more based on city. (Source: Economic Policy Institute)

Moving Calculator’s Moving Guide - Online information portal for moving related resources

The following sites are among those that help you find an apartment in numerous cities across the U.S., find moving resources, insurance and more:

North American Van Line’s Moving Tips - Numerous blog posts with advice about preparing to and conducting a move.’s Cost of Living Calculator - Compares both qualitative and quantitative data from 300 of the most populous US cities and allows users to segment the data based on their demographic i.e. if they are a student or recent graduate. Students learn how their living expenses, like rent, healthcare, and entertainment, will affect their salaries.