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Salary and Benefits

It is important to be realistic when evaluating salary offers.  Salaries can be dependent on many factors including the economy, type of employer and industry, supply and demand for your skill set, geographic location, your education and experience.


In addition to the dollar amount of the offer, be sure to consider any benefits that are included.  Benefits can add  30-40 percent to the base salary.  Health care, retirement contributions, personal time off, educational benefits, and bonuses should all be taken into consideration.   Use these resources to learn more about typical salary and benefits packages for your field.

America's CareerInfoNet Wages and Trends

NACE Salary Calculator Center

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