Salary & Relocation 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.com - 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.
PayScale Salary Negotiation Guide - PayScale’s team of career and compensation experts have put together a free, easy-to-follow Salary Negotiation Guide that’s perfect for college students who are about to embark on their careers and want to start off earning the salary they deserve. The guide is completely free, and contains guides, scripts, and articles on how to Research, Strategize, and Negotiate your first salary.
Salary Expert - National and international salary information.
Salary.com - Look up salary information for by geographic area.
FindTheBest.com - 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.
CareerJournal - Wall Street Journal page on salary surveys and trends for numerous occupations.
Career InfoNet - Search for salaries by career area and geographic location.
123Movers.com - A free service that offers job hunters quotes from local, long-distance and international moving companies that can handle their relocation needs.
Allied Van Lines’ Packing Calculator - The largest moving company in North America which also offer storage solutions offers this valuable, free resource.
CityTownInfo.com - 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 HomeFair.com’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.
FindtheBest.com Average Apartment Rent - Allows users to cross-reference their rent with the averages in their city. (Source: US Department of Housing and Urban Affairs)
FindtheBest.com 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)
MoneyGeek.com’s Cost of Living Calculator - Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this calculator visually compares earning power for roughly 800 BLS occupations in hundreds of U.S. cities to living expenses in those cities. The calculator also pulls in demographic data to give a snapshot of life in each city — and it lets you see all this information across four cities at one time.
MoveBudda.com - Moving is frequently listed in the top 5 of life’s most stressful events. We are trying to make it easier. moveBuddha is a completely free service that lets you compare costs of hiring a moving company, renting a trip or using a shipping container options from one specific location to another.
MovingGuru.com’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:
- All Apartments
Rent.com - Set your preferences in our free resource, such as Pet-Friendly and Utilities-Included, then ‘Search Nearby’ via smartphone as you explore. Upload photos for later review to keep track of visited properties. Consult Ratings & Reviews by prior tenants and Determine Commute Times to work or school within Map View.
North American Van Line’s Moving Tips - Numerous blog posts with advice about preparing to and conducting a move.
NerdWallet.com’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.
SmartAsset’s Rent vs. Buy Calculator - SmartAsset, a financial technology company, offers personal finance advice through free, interactive calculators. This free tool helps people compare the costs of renting vs. buying over time and does not require visitors to create an account.