Results tagged “salary”


Job Calendar | Salary negotiation workshop

Career transition expert Paul Anderson will show you how successful people negotiate higher salaries, job titles, benefits, equity and exit packages. You'll learn about the inner workings of HR compensation models and how you can use this information to your

Career Center | Do you expect to be making more money in five years?

Do you expect to be making more money in five years?

Career Center | Rehearse in advance when asking for a raise

By Liz Reyer / Minneapolis Star Tribune Q: I'm going to be negotiating salary with a new boss, and this always makes me nervous. I don't want to settle for less than I should and I hear that she's a

Career Center | Career advice: Hey, what happened to my raise?

By Marie G. McIntyre / McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q: The legislature in my state recently increased the minimum wage. As a result, a newly hired employee now makes almost as much as I do. My supervisor said that if I

Career Center | Don't duck the 'current salary' interview question

By Rex Huppke / Chicago Tribune A reader emailed recently with an interesting job-search question. She explained that when she interviews with prospective employers, human resources officials always ask about her current salary. “I am willing to share a target

Career Center | Should Seattle raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour?

Should Seattle raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour?

Career Center | Career advice: Nepotism par for the course in family biz

By Marie G. McIntyre / McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q: Two years ago, the owner of our small family business hired his son as the accounting supervisor. At the time, “Henry” had just graduated from college with a degree in fine

Career Center | Average millennial will retire at 73, study says

By Walter Hamilton / Los Angeles Times The average millennial graduating from college today will not retire until age 73, because heavy student-loan debt will prevent them from saving enough money for an earlier retirement, according to a new study.

Career Center | Career advice: Should you accept a promotion without a raise?

By Cindy Krischer Goodman / The Miami Herald Rosie Hernandez found herself standing in her manager’s office in disbelief. He was offering her supervision of a larger team and a title that reflected her new role. What he wasn’t giving

Career Center | Flight attendant, reporter on list of 9 worst jobs of 2013

By Aaron Gouveia / Salary.com CareerCast.com recently published its list of the Worst Jobs of 2013. The site analyzed several hundred jobs and rated them by work environment, income, outlook and stress. Using data from sources including the U.S. Census

Career Center | What are the best jobs in Seattle for 2014? Check out the Top 10

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Career Center | Regulators warn employers about payroll debit cards

By Patricia Sabatini / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Following a spate of negative press reports and complaints from Congress about fees associated with payroll debit cards, federal regulators have issued a warning to employers that they cannot force workers to receive their

Career Center | Asking for a raise? Here's what you shouldn't say to the boss

By Aaron Gouveia / Salary.com Oh, you want a raise? Congratulations, you’re now in an elite group of American workers known informally as “everybody.” To convince an employer to give you a raise, you must show you’ve gone above and

Career Center | Paycheck 101: smart things to do with your hard-earned money

By Kristin Kalning / Special to NWjobs Is your paycheck spent before it hits your checking account? Wondering how to make better spending choices? We polled local experts for tips on how to better manage your salary, no matter what

Career Center | Hot tech: What people in 9 high-paying jobs do — and how much they earn

By Shaun Chatman / Salary.com If you love computers and dream in programming code, then a career in the technology industry might be perfect for you. Salary.com compared its Seattle-area salary data to lists of in-demand tech jobs to come

Career Center | Salary smarts: How to avoid being underpaid

By Kristin Kalning / Special to NWjobs When Hanna first interviewed at a Seattle IT consulting firm, there’d been no discussion during the process about money, and Hanna -- a German citizen with a newly minted green card -- was

Career Center | Cash crunch: How to get more dough into your life

By Kristin Kalning / Special to NWjobs Maybe you haven’t gotten a pay raise since 2009. Maybe you’re cobbling together a living working two part-time jobs you feel lucky to have. Or maybe you’re not sure why the checking account

Career Center | Ready or not, retirement usually happens

By Tim Grant / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Many people have surrendered to the idea that they will “work until they drop,” especially if they haven’t saved enough money to retire. The problem with that strategy is that a high percentage of

Career Center | Site: Actuaries have best job; reporters the worst

The recently released 2013 CareerCast.com Jobs Rated Report concluded that actuaries have the nation’s best job. The survey weighed physical demands, stress, working environment, pay and hiring outlook. The 10 best jobs and their median annual salaries*: 1. Actuary: $87,650

Career Center | For 20-somethings, ambition comes at a price

By Teddy Wayne / New York Times News Service Every generation has its own anthem of making the journey from youthful naivete to adult reality, whether it's Neil Young's "Old Man," Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" or most recently, perhaps,

Career Center | Push for minimum-wage hike intensifies as worker ranks swell

By Alana Semuels and Ricardo Lopez / Los Angeles Times Before the recession, Amie Crawford was an interior designer, earning $50,000 a year patterning baths and cabinets for architectural firms. Now, she's a "team member" at the Protein Bar in

Career Center | For most workers, pay will increase slightly next year

By Len Boselovic / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The average U.S. worker in the private sector can expect about a 3 percent salary increase in 2013, a little bit more than this year's increase, according to compensation consultants. How much of that

Career Center | How the gap between rich, poor affects us all

By Sarah Shemkus / Salary.com The typical American household had less income last year than the year before, and the gap between the richest and the poorest is growing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Adjusted for inflation, median household

Career Center | Don't overlook inside candidates, research suggests

By Diane Stafford / The Kansas City Star As president of the Society for Human Resource Management of Johnson County, Kan., Sue Christopher writes regular newsletter messages to the membership. The biggest reaction she has ever received came this past

Career Center | Application agony: what to put in the salary spot

By Diane Stafford / The Kansas City Star You're filling out an application -- online or on paper -- and it asks what you earned in your last (or current) job. Or it asks what you expect to be paid

Career Center | What are the best jobs in Seattle? Check out the Top 10

View CareerCast.com's full Best Jobs in Seattle report.

Career Center | Fewer firms ranking workers like Microsoft does

By Michael E. Kanell / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Many American companies that use a ranking employee-evaluation system have lately been turning away from it. Known as “stacked ranking” or “forced ranking,” the process made famous by GE is really just

Career Center | What are the laws on overtime pay?

By Rex Huppke / Chicago Tribune Q: Would you please describe the legal definition of salaried versus hourly employees? I am retired, but a friend is working for a small non-profit that will not pay overtime or give comp time,

Career Center | How to address pay gap with the boss

By Marie G. McIntyre / McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q: A couple of years ago, after our small construction company was hit hard by the recession, all employees received a 5 percent pay cut. Last year, the owners told us that

Career Center | Google, Microsoft rated best places to intern

By Tiffany Hsu / Los Angeles Times Google Inc., with its free meals, high monthly pay and relaxed work environment, was rated by interns as the best place to work in a report released just ahead of the peak summer

Job Calendar | Workshop: salary negotiation

Learn effective, non-confrontational strategies to negotiate a higher rate of pay. For details and registration, visit Bellevue College.

Career Center | Tips for improving your negotiating skills

By Claudia Buck / Sacramento Bee Good negotiating isn't a skill reserved just for CEOs and United Nations diplomats. It's useful for all of us, whether we're asking for a raise, interviewing for a job, buying a car, deciding on

Career Center | Then and now: Employment changes over the past 50 years

Compiled by Linda Hughes / Special to NWjobs In 1962, the year of the Seattle World’s Fair, Bill Gates was 6 and years away from transforming computing and our area’s employment options. Microsoft has changed the jobs landscape, but one

Career Center | Working overtime without getting paid for it

By Rex Huppke / The Chicago Tribune Q: My daughter-in-law works for a very big company and is paid for 40 hours a week, but she winds up working about 90 hours a week with no other compensation. Jobs are

Career Center | Want a raise? Here's how to ask for one

By Joyce E.A. Russell Special to The Washington Post There have been some recent indications that 2012 might be a year in which raises and salary increases are actually possible. If so, it’s important that employees are prepared to

Nine to Thrive | Interview bling: Yea or nay?

According to the internets, job applicants who wear too big of an engagement rock to an interview may be doing so at their own peril. [Flickr photo by chris.corwin] As the latest "what will they discriminate against next?" story

Career Center | Financial analysts, accountants can count on increased demand, experts say

By Suzanne MonsonSpecial to NWjobs At the edge of the brink of the threshold: Insiders say that’s how close the Puget Sound region is to a hiring uptick for some of the most promising finance-related jobs. It’s a sector that

Hire Ground | Answering the unanswerable salary question

There comes a point in every job interview where you get a question that feels like a no-win proposition -- an open-ended query that puts you on the spot and can possibly be the deciding factor in whether or not

Nine to Thrive | Living paycheck to paycheck? You're not alone

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, four in 10 U.S. workers say they live paycheck to paycheck most or all of the time. [Flickr photo by Mark Strozier] To arrive at this disheartening figure, CareerBuilder polled nearly 5,300 U.S.

Career Center | Worth the haggle: Why -- and how -- you should always negotiate salary

By Phyllis Korkki New York Times News Service Negotiate your salary? In this economy? Many job seekers would be thrilled to be offered a job at all. How ungrateful and even risky, they may feel, to haggle over salary when

Career Center | Sharing salary history is standard practice

Q: Conventional wisdom seems to be that sharing your salary history with the recruiter -- as opposed to the prospective employer -- will not result in a lower offer. However, it then follows that once the recruiter has determined your

Career Center | Five hot jobs: Digital age, aging population reshape employment projections

By Dave Carpenter The Associated Press If you’ve been fantasizing about becoming a farmer, it’s time to pick another daydream. No other occupation category has seen a bigger decline, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Twitter strategist or

Hire Ground | Understand contractor compensation before accepting the role

Congratulations! You've received an offer from a Microsoft vendor. Before you accept, consider two important decisions. First, be careful before signing a non-compete agreement, and second, don't take the first compensation offer. In my last column, I described the basic

Nine to Thrive | Are women who take their spouse's name judged unfairly at work?

I recently got married with the least amount of fanfare possible. No engagement announcement. No ring. No dress. No floral arrangements, seating charts, Jordan almonds, bridesmaids, or high-priced photographer (the picture at the left is not of me). Just

Nine to Thrive | Post-recession dads: Less willing to give up breadwinner role?

When it comes to work/life balance, the recession has left more than a few working dads gun-shy. According to CareerBuilder's Annual Father's Day Survey, working dads are more reluctant to let go of the breadwinner role than they were

Nine to Thrive | The biggest money mistakes that young workers make

If you're fresh out of school and headed into the job market, managing money is probably the last thing on your mind. Not when finding a job and ensuring you stay employed is tough enough. But as someone who entered

Nine to Thrive | For some job seekers, every day is Earth Day

Happy Earth Day -- do you know where your employer stands on environmental sustainability? In a survey released earlier this month by carpet maker Interface Inc., a majority of respondents said they sure hoped they knew where their company

Nine to Thrive | How to spend the money the new payroll tax cut saves you

If you're currently a W-2 employee, you may have noticed your paycheck looking a tad bigger this month. That's because the Obama administration's extension of the Bush-era tax cuts just went into effect. [Image by alancleaver_2000] The Associated Press

Nine to Thrive | Single women outearning their male counterparts? Not so fast

Since last week was Unmarried and Single Americans Week, I thought it fitting to look at some contradictory statistics about single women's salaries I've seen floating around lately. But first, let's revisit just how prevalent not being married has become.

Hire Ground | How to negotiate an extra $31,200 in less than 10 minutes

A client of mine e-mailed me last night to tell me that his negotiation strategy that we worked on last week resulted in an extra $15 per hour, equaling over $31,000 a year. How did he do it, you ask?

Nine to Thrive | What have you done for the nation's charities lately?

You've probably heard that charitable giving has been on the decline since the recession began. The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University reports that donor contributions have fallen by about 5.5 percent since the end of 2007. With the number

Hire Ground | A resource for finding a company you want to work for

Job seekers who have a clear idea of which employers they want to work for tend to find jobs quicker than job seekers that are keeping their options open and still figuring things out. There is power in focus. One

Career Center | Health educators impart wellness information in a variety of settings

Pay: The 1,010 health educators in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $52,450 in 2007, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle 50 percent earned between $41,700 and $64,590. The job: Health educators work to

Career Center | Health care administrators earn a good wage in a growing field

Pay: The 1,640 health care administrators in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area in 2007 earned a median wage of $49.81 an hour or $103,600 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job: These administrators plan, direct, coordinate and

Career Center | A wealth of opportunities awaits nurse's aides, who provide hands-on patient care

Pay: The average wage in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area is $13.20 an hour, or $27,450 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle 50 percent earns between $23,420 and $31,010. The Job: Nursing aides help care for

Career Center | Demand for technology-savvy librarians will be on the rise over the next decade

Pay: The 1,950 librarians employed in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area in 2007 earned a median wage of $30.09 an hour or $62,590 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job: Librarians use the latest information technology to

Career Center | Garbage and recycling collectors bring home the green for a hard day's work

Pay: The 930 garbage and recycling collectors working in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area in 2007 earned a median wage of $19.31 an hour or $40,160 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job: Refuse and recyclable-material collectors

Career Center | Technical writers distill and explain specialized information for the rest of us

Pay: The 1,440 salaried technical writers in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $75,880 in 2007. But thousands of others work primarily as freelance writers and their earnings are not included. The job: Technical writers put technical information

Career Center | Diesel mechanics keep our country's trucks, trains and buses moving

Pay: The 2,000 diesel mechanics in the Seattle-Bellevue- Tacoma area in 2007 earned a median wage of $22.63 an hour or $47,070 a year. The job: Diesel mechanics repair and maintain the engines that power our nation's trucks, locomotives

Career Center | Ophthalmic laboratory technicians learn on the job to bring life into focus

Pay: The 510 such workers in Washington state earned a median wage of $32,120 a year in 2007, with the middle 50 percent earning between $25,820 and $44,720. The job: These technicians make prescription eyeglass or contact lenses. (Some make

Career Center | Energy-efficient building trend will spur demand for insulation workers

Pay: Floor, ceiling and wall insulation workers in the state earned a median wage of $14.41 an hour, or $29,970 a year, in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mechanical insulation workers, who fit vats, tanks, vessels,

Career Center | Actuaries crunch numbers to calculate risk -- a career path that's a safe bet

Pay: The 150 actuaries in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $75,090 in 2007. The job: Actuaries use their math and business skills to assess the risk of events occurring and help create policies to benefit their companies

Career Center | Home-appliance repairers tackle jobs from big to small

Pay: The 710 home-appliance repairers in the Seattle-Bellevue Tacoma area in 2007 earned a median wage of $18.09 an hour or $37,630 a year, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job: Home-appliance repairers do both installation and

Career Center | Drafters

Pay: The 2,400 architectural and civil drafters in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area — the largest subgroup — earned a median wage of $44,860 a year in 2007, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Electrical and electronics drafters earned $56,160;

Career Center | Diagnostic medical sonographer

Pay: The 660 medical sonographers in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $35.17 an hour or $73,150 a year in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Half earned between $66,210 and $81,050. The job: Diagnostic

Career Center | Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

Pay: The 10,410 groundskeepers in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $13.08 an hour or $27,210 a year in 2007, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle 50 percent earned between $22,410 and $34,240. The

Career Center | Printing-machine operators

Pay: The 1,550 press operators in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $18.36 an hour or $38,180 a year in May 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle 50 percent earned between $28,180 and

Career Center | Gaming-cage workers

Pay: Workers in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $11.66 an hour or $24,250 a year in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle half earned between $21,400 and $29,160. The job: Gaming-cage workers,

Career Center | Power-plant operator

Pay: Operators in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area earned a median wage of $71,220 a year in 2007, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The statewide median was $65,770. The job: Power-plant operators control the machinery that generates electricity —

Career Center | Welders

Pay: The 3,780 welders, solderers and brazers in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median $20.48 an hour or $42,610 a year in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job: Welding — the joining of metal using

Career Center | Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Pay: The 1,920 installers and repairers working in the Seattle-Bellevue Tacoma area in May 2007 earned a median $22.01 an hour or $45,790 a year. The middle 50 percent earned between $37,220 and $54,900. The job: Line installers and repairers

Career Center | Mental-health counselor

Pay: The 1,600 salaried mental-health counselors in the Seattle-Tacoma- Bellevue area earned a median $40,500 a year in 2007, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle half earned between $33,930 and $50,560. These estimates do not include

Career Center | Hairdressers

Pay: The 6,300 hairdressers in the Seattle-Tacoma- Bellevue area in 2007 earned a median $13.02 an hour, or $27,090 a year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. However, these numbers do not include the 46 percent who are self-employed,

Career Center | Transit bus drivers

Pay: Transit and intercity bus drivers in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median $20.17 an hour or $41,950 a year in May 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The job: Bus drivers operate a range of vehicles from

Career Center | Court reporter

Pay: The 130 court reporters working full time in the state earned a median wage of $32.69 an hour, or $68,000, in May 2007, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle half earned between $56,370 and $75,330.

Career Center | Forklift operators

Pay: The 8,780 industrial truck and tractor operators in the Seattle- Tacoma-Bellevue area earned a median wage of $16.74 an hour, or $34,820 a year, in May 2007, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle half earned

Career Center | Forensic-science technician

Pay: In the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton area, the closest for which U.S. Labor Department statistics are available, the 2007 median wage was $29.07 an hour or $60,480 a year, with half earning between $50,680 and $68,740. The job: Forensic-science technicians investigate crimes

Career Center | Dental hygienist

Pay: The 3,090 dental hygienists working in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $44.08 an hour or $91,680 a year in 2007, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle half earned between $40.61 and $47.47

Career Center | HVACR technician

Pay: The 540 surveyors working in the Seattle-Tacoma- Bellevue area in 2007 made a median wage of $32.81 an hour or $68,250 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Half of them made between $57,220 and $78,830.

Career Center | Land surveyor

Pay: The 540 surveyors working in the Seattle-Tacoma- Bellevue area in 2007 made a median wage of $32.81 an hour or $68,250 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Half of them made between $57,220 and $78,830.

Career Center | Police, fire and ambulance dispatchers

Pay: The 1,590 police, fire and ambulance dispatchers in the state of Washington earned an average $21.07 an hour in 2007, or $43,830 a year, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the Seattle Police Department, entry-level dispatchers

Career Center | Waitress/Waiter

Pay: The 29,080 restaurant waiters and waitresses in the Seattle-Tacoma- Bellevue area earned a median $13.42 an hour, or $27,910 a year (including tips), in 2007, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Half earned between $11.26 and $15.16 an

Career Center | Plumber

Pay: Seattle-area plumbers who work for others make a median annual wage of $53,000 for less-experienced workers and $57,000 for the most experienced, according to salary.com. The job: Plumbers install and repair the water, waste-disposal, drainage and gas systems in

Career Center | Baker

Pay: The estimated 1,910 bakers in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area who work for others earned a median wage of $14.74 an hour or $30,650 a year in 2007, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle 50 percent earned between

Career Center | Optometrist

Pay: Optometrists in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area who work for others earned a median wage of $117,630 in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nationally, according to the American Optometric Association, median net annual income for all optometrists,

Career Center | High-school teacher

The Job: These teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary school and expose them to more information about the world. Teachers specialize in a specific subject. Pay: The median annual wage of the 7,040 high-school teachers

Career Center | Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

Pay: The 1,890 laundry and dry-cleaning workers in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area earned a median $10.82 an hour, or $22,500 a year in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle 50 percent earned between $18,780 and $25,600.

Career Center | Bricklayer

Pay: Bricklayers in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area earned an average $29.80 an hour or $61,980 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle 50 percent earned between $55,890 and $68,020. Demand: Job opportunities are expected to be

Career Center | Insurance sales agent

Pay: The annual median income for insurance sales agents in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area is $52,700, with most earning between $40,950 and $75,110, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many independent agents are paid by commission only. Employees of

Career Center | Legal secretary

Pay: Beginning legal secretaries earn a median income of $38,595 in the Seattle area, and the most experienced, with at least seven years in the field, earned a median of $53,674, according to salary.com. Demand: Employment of secretaries and administrative

Career Center | Postal-service worker

Pay: Postal Service mail carriers earned an average of $43,860 a year or $21.09 an hour in the Seattle-Everett-Bellevue area in 2007, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Post-office clerks earned an average $44,020; and mail sorters, processors

Career Center | Automotive service technician

Pay: The average annual pay for this job in the Seattle-Tacoma area is $44,140, or $21.22 an hour, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The least-skilled automotive service technicians in the Seattle area make a median of $35,726

Career Center | Upholsterer

Pay: The average annual pay for this job in the Seattle-Tacoma area is $35,460, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Demand: The demand for custom home furnishings is diminishing in general, but remains steady in upscale stores and with

Career Center | Light-truck driver

Pay: The median pay for this job in the Seattle area is $34,651, with most ranging from $29,725 to $39,578, according to salary.com. Demand: Employment of truck drivers is expected to increase about as fast as the average for all

Career Center | What This Job Pays: Massage therapist

Pay: The median pay for this job in the Seattle area is $46,079, with most ranging from $28,809 to $64,821, according to salary.com. Demand: Employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 20 percent from 2006-16, faster than average for

Career Center | What This Job Pays: Software engineer

Pay: The median pay of a software engineer in the Seattle area is $77,020, with most making from $68,565 to $87,072, according to salary.com. Demand: Demand for computer software engineers will increase as computer networking continues to grow. For example,

Career Center | What This Job Pays: Probation/parole officer

Pay: The median pay for this job in the Seattle area is $48,393, with most ranging from $42,921 to $53,875, according to salary.com. Demand: Employment of probation officers and correctional-treatment specialists is projected to grow 11 percent between 2006 and

Career Center | What This Job Pays: Veterinarian

Pay: The median pay of a veterinarian in the Seattle area is $90,044, with most making from $76,050 to $104,522, according to salary.com. Demand: Employment is expected to increase 12 percent during the 2006-16 decade, about as fast as the

Career Center | What This Job Pays: Funeral director

Pay: The median pay of a funeral director in the Seattle area is $52,393, with most making from $42,154 to $69,554, according to salary.com. Demand: Employment is expected to increase 12 percent during the 2006-16 decade, about as fast as

Career Center | What This Job Pays: Postal Service worker

Pay: The median pay of a Postal Service worker in the Seattle area is $29,282, with most making from $25,601 to $33,836, according to salary.com. Demand: The stable employment overall of Postal Service mail carriers and Postal Service clerks will

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