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Getting a job offer is exciting, but it also brings its own challenges. How do you know if a salary is competitive? How much salary do you even need in the area where you'll be living? And what is involved with relocating to a new area? The web provides a wealth of resources to help with these questions, including the links below.


Salary Calculators

NACE Salary Calculator
Wondering about compensation levels for a particular job? Research salary ranges for thousands of job titles in a comprehensive set of career fields.

HomeFair Salary Calculator
Part of you job search objective may be to move to a new location. But how expensive will it be to live in a new city? This salary calculator may help you determine what salary you will need to make to continue at the same standard of living.


Salary Surveys and City Information

LinkedIn Salary
Explore salaries based on job title and location.

Glassdoor gives you a free look at company salariesreviews and interview questions at over 27,000 companies.
Use salary expert to find the salary levels for a particular job title, plus you can compare salaries in different regions of the country.
Provides basic salary information for a range of job titles.

Find The Best
Offers a number of helpful salary listings, including Future Jobs and Careers Forecast, and Public Employee Salaries.

Money Magazine's Best Places to Live 
This ranking is based on household income, cost of living, taxes, culture and more.


Relocation sites

An exciting component to embarking on a career may be to relocate to another area. Where do you start? Finding an apartment, movers, roommates, etc. are some of the impending issues you will face. Listed are several sites to help you begin the process.

Comprehensive information on moving to a new area, including moving and storage tips, finding an apartment or home, and renting versus buying.
Centralized apartment search site covering 19 metropolitan areas.
A nationwide apartment finder, plus related information such as roommates, renter's insurance and furnishing an apartment.
Search for apartments by city or ZIP code, or find apartments near a particular college or university. Also has information to help you plan for your move.