Salary

  • O*NetOnline (Occupational Information Network)
    Search easily for general salary data using Occupation Quick Search.  EXAMPLE: Enter “CEO” in the Quick Search box and click GO. Click “Chief Executives” and see a Summary Report. Scroll down to “Wages & Employment Trends”.  Choose Tennessee and click GO.  A chart displays salaries of Tennessee CEO’s in the 10 th, 25 th, median, 75 th, and 90 th percentile.
  • The Plum Book
    The Plum Book, published after each presidential election, lists the salaries of over 7,000 civil service employees in the federal government.  The “Legend” PDF near the top of the page gives explanations of terms.  The "Federal Salary Schedules” PDF in the APPENDICES section at the bottom gives pay grades.
  • Reuters
    Enter a company’s stock symbol in the upper-right box, click Search, and click the matching company.  Click on the blue tabs for News, Key Developments, and People — executive bios and salaries.
  • Salary.com
    Salary estimates for jobs in various industries, geographic areas, and education levels. Click Salary Wizard and enter Job Title and ZIP code.  Click Search and enter your prospect’s education and company size, if known.   Write down the median salary results as you go.  At some point Salary.com requires a fee—but you can get good information before that point.
  • USA Today Sports Salaries Databases
    Salaries for male professional athletes in basketball, baseball, football, and hockey.  Click the appropriate sport and enter the player’s name to view his compensation and bonus.