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Salary/COLA Information

www.salary.com/ (FREE)

-A very popular company listed on the Nasdaq and generating millions in revenue growth.

-Displays a bell curve distribution of income for a job title in a particular zip code.

-Tabs: Base salary, bonus, and benefits.

-Data covering over 29 million individuals working at more than 16,000 companies.

-Data on approximately 1,200 different jobs and 4,000 job titles related to those jobs.

-Note: Unclear how they collect their data and how often.


Bureau of Labor Statistics (FREE)

-Branch of the Department of Labor.

-Employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations.

-Special feature: national , state, and metropolitan and nonmetropolitan employment and wage estimates.

-Note: Pay close attention to 1) dates of the data and 2) footnotes for what is included and not included in the estimates.


ACCRA cost of living index / produced by ACCRA

-Useful for seeing how far your salary will carry you in the city that you live in.

-A number of large cities compared.

-Indexes: grocery items, housing, utilities, transportation, healthcare, misc. goods and services.

-Data is recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, CNN Money, and the President's Council of Economic Advisors.

Location: Business & Economics [non-circulating]

Call Number: 338.5 In81b

Location: Main Stacks

Call Number: 338.5 In81b


The University of Illinois Salary Guide (FREE)

-List of all faculty and staff salaries for 2009-2010.

-Provided by the Daily Illini.

-Print version availabe in The Gray Book" at the University Library.


CUPA-HR's Salary Data (FREE)

-CUPA members are higher education human resource in a large number of academic instituions: 90 %of all U.S. doctoral institutions, around 70 % of all master’s institutions, over 50 % of all bachelor’s institutions, and almost 500 two-year and specialized institutions.

-Salary data based on findings from CUPA-HR's annual National Faculty Salary Survey.

-Special Note: Link provides 2008-2009 data and is not the most current data available.