Salary Research

Different jobs pay different salaries, and salaries are often determined on a supply and demand theory, salary analyses with competitors, government regulation, and they can even be the result of an employer’s whim. But no matter a salary’s origin, the fact remains, the employer has control over what you will be offered. It doesn’t matter what you think you deserve or need to make.

Research early in the career planning process what the salary ranges are for your desired careers. This research may affect your choice of major, decision to further your education at graduate school, number of internships you complete. There are many resources that can help you complete your research: