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Trump Will Give Away $400K Salary at End of Year: Spicer

Press secretary says the media can help decide where

(Newser) - President Trump has apparently been accepting the $33,333 salary he vowed not to accept , but he's not planning to keep it. Press secretary Sean Spicer says the president, who's required under federal law to receive payment, plans to donate his annual $400,000 salary, which is paid... More »

The 10 Highest Paying Jobs in US

It pays to be a doctor: Glassdoor

(Newser) - Good news for the technologically challenged: It's still possible to rake in the big bucks even if you don't know the difference between "binary" and "byte." Glassdoor has ranked the highest-paying jobs in the country based on average base salary, and though TechRepublic points out... More »

Janitor Making $270K Spends Lots of Time in a Closet: Probe

BART reps scrambling to explain how Liang Zhao Zhang pulled in so much in 2015

(Newser) - There's quite a difference between making $58,000 a year and $270,000, and that huge gap is why some are now poking around to see how a San Francisco janitor has been pulling in the latter . The San Francisco Chronicle reports on Liang Zhao Zhang, who cleans the... More »

Sorry Liberals, Conservative Politicians Are More Attractive

And voters reward them for it, says study

(Newser) - Beautiful people enjoy a range of benefits in life above and beyond the sheer joy of looking in the mirror. Previous research has found that beauty influences popularity, grades in school, and salary, reports the Washington Post . So it might not be too far a stretch to suggest that beauty... More »

10 Best-Paying Jobs in US

They're all in the 6 figures

(Newser) - Our only advice if you want to crack into the best-paying gigs in the US: Start filling out those med school applications. The top jobs on US News & World Report's 2017 "Best Jobs" list are all within the medical or dental field, and all with median salaries... More »

10 Pricey Cities, and the Salary You Need to Live in Them

California claims the top 3—and you'll need a 6-figure annual paycheck there

(Newser) - Buying a home has always been a big-ticket purchase, but as CNNMoney notes, a seller's market has made being able to afford one increasingly difficult. HSH.com looked at median house prices from the National Association of Realtors for the third quarter of this year, plus the average interest... More »

Meet the $100K-a-Year Garbage Collectors

It turns out the industry pays pretty well and wages are rising

(Newser) - No one wants to be a doctor in New Zealand for $267,000 a year , but getting paid $100,000 to sift through giant rats, dead animals, and even human body parts is right up Noel Molina and Tony Sankar's alley. Both men made six figures as NYC garbage... More »

How a CEO's Move to Pay All at Least $70K Backfired

Dan Price's egalitarian salary plan created a tempest

(Newser) - It seemed like a great idea at the time: Pay every employee in your company at least $70,000. But as the New York Times reports, when Dan Price announced his grandiose plan, a whole host of problems quickly descended on his Gravity Payments credit card processing company. Two longtime... More »

Not Confessing Our Salaries Is 'Stupid'

But Emily Dreyfuss still finds it really hard to do

(Newser) - Emily Dreyfuss is completely aware that one would be breaking the "last great taboo" by agreeing to talk about one's salary. Out loud. With other people. But in an essay for Wired spun out of the fact that others are now doing just that on Twitter (see #talkpay... More »

Why the '$70K' CEO Is Cool With Losing His $1M Salary

Dan Price says his life is pretty simple

(Newser) - Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price has been lauded since news broke that he's gradually raising the minimum salary for his company's employees to $70,000—but what will it be like for Price to live on $70,000? That's what he, too, will be making, down from... More »

Entrepreneur Reads Study, Will Pay All Workers $70K

Dan Price wants his employees to be as happy as possible

(Newser) - A number of studies have been done to determine exactly how much income we need to reach our happiness peak, and Dan Price read one that pegged the magic number at about $70,000 per year. But Price, the owner of a credit-card payment processing company, didn't just read... More »

What You Earn for Life Likely Set Before You're 30: Report

Federal Reserve Bank of NY says bulk of earnings growth happens in one's 20s

(Newser) - Those who like predicting how much they'll have by the time they retire may want to peruse the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's latest research. The bank's report , which analyzed the careers of 5 million workers over four decades, found that it's the first 10... More »

The Richest US Cities —and the Salaries They Require

San Francisco tops the rich list

(Newser) - To live comfortably in America's richest city, you'll need $124,561 a year. That's according to a CheatSheet analysis, which defines the wealthiest cities as those with the highest percentage of people making more than $150,000 per year, the Washington Post reports. The analysis also reveals... More »

Italian Parliament's Barbers See Pay Cut—to $125K

It's proof of 'unjustified privileges,' says civil servants union

(Newser) - In Italy, the average nurse earns about $30,000 a year . A high school teacher typically brings home about the same, PayScale.com reports. The barbers who snip the hair of Italy's members of parliament? Well, they rake in just a bit more: $125,000 a year—and that'... More »

Zuckerberg's 2013 Salary: $1

Follows in Steve Jobs' footsteps

(Newser) - Steve Jobs did it; Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page did, too. Now Mark Zuckerberg is joining the ranks of the $1-a-year CEOs, Bloomberg reports. That's what the Facebook boss earned in salary last year, compared to $503,205 the year before. The low salary shouldn't hurt... More »

Obama Goes It Alone to Expand Overtime Pay

Aims to limit exemption for 'executive or professional' workers

(Newser) - President Obama is acting to ensure overtime for millions of workers who may currently be working the hours without getting the pay. As it stands, workers ranging from fast-food managers to computer experts may be labeled "executive or professional" by their employers; that designation lets their bosses avoid paying... More »

Congressman Whines He's 'Stuck' With 6-Figure Salary

'I'm stuck here making $172K,' Rep. Phil Gingrey reportedly said

(Newser) - The latest politician to have his name splashed across national news over something he said is Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey, who is finding himself under fire following a meeting of congressional Republicans yesterday. On the table was the ruling that allows federal lawmakers and their staffers to get a health... More »

Your Salary Is Just a Fraction of What You Make

That fraction being about 1/2: Tax Policy Center experts

(Newser) - Howard Gleckman has a news flash for you: You make far more money than you think you do. Writing for the Christian Science Monitor , the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center fellow isn't arguing that you're reading your paycheck stub wrong. Rather, the number on that stub is only the... More »

Booz Allen: Snowden Is Fired, Didn't Make $200K

Company says NSA leaker's salary was $122K

(Newser) - If nothing else, you can certainly say it wasn't a moment too soon. Resoundingly slamming the barn door after a certain pony fled to Hong Kong, Booz Allen has fired Edward Snowden , the company announced in a one-sentence statement today. "Snowden, who had a salary at the rate... More »

Public University Presidents Rake in Millions

Disgraced former Penn State boss Graham Spanier leads the pack

(Newser) - Last year, four public university presidents boasted compensation of more than $1 million, a study finds. At the top: Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president driven out by the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. Spanier made $2.9 million in the 2011-2012 fiscal year; part of that was his... More »

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