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Seattle ranks second for salary growth in Q1, national IT wages up slightly at 1.1%

National wages were up 0.5 percent year-over-year during Q1 of 2014 and Seattle saw the second-highest wage growth of any city in the nation last quarter, according to a new report from PayScale. Seattle-based salary data company PayScale, which conducts quarterly studies on compensation across U.S. cities and industries, found that Seattle wages increased by 1.6… Read More

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Amazon, Google employees ranked as ‘least loyal’

These days, it’s not as common for employees to stay with one company for their entire careers, with people working at one place for an average of just 3.68 years. So which companies hold on to their employees the longest? Seattle-based salary data company PayScale just ran a study analyzing data they obtained from Fortune 500 companies… Read More

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Salaries decrease in Q1, but small companies still thriving

It looks like we’ve slowed down a bit in our economic recession revival. After three consecutive quarters of substantial wage increases, salaries fell slightly during the first quarter of 2013. That’s according to Seattle-based salary data company PayScale, which found that U.S. earnings fell 0.1 percent from Q4 2012. But still, wages were still up year-over-year across all… Read More

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Salaries rebound as Seattle leads U.S. in wage growth

Is it finally time to wave goodbye to the bitter recession? That’s the word from a new report out from Seattle’s PayScale, which found that wage levels in the U.S. have finally climbed back above the previous high period in the fourth quarter of 2008. During the first quarter of 2012, PayScale found that U.S…. Read More

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Map: The hottest spots in the U.S. for startup tech jobs

Startup companies all over the country are fighting hard to attract and retain top technology talent — a tough chore given the rise of powerhouses such as Facebook and Amazon.com which are lapping up engineers and developers at every turn. (No wonder some startups have resorted to giving away cats in order to find engineers)…. Read More

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High-tech jobs drive wage increases in Seattle, San Fran

The Seattle area led the nation in wage increases during the third quarter, buoyed by the region’s strong high-tech industry, according to the a new report from PayScale. The study of the top 20 metro markets in the U.S. put Seattle on top with overall wage increases of 1.9 percent during the quarter. That was… Read More

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PayScale lands $7 million for online salary service

PayScale, the Seattle online salary comparison site, has scored an additional $7 million in venture capital financing in a deal led by SAP Ventures. Past backers of the company — including Fluke Venture Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Montlake Capital and Trinity Ventures — also participated. The new capital infusion will go to sales and marketing efforts… Read More

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Princeton, UCLA, Duke and Georgetown in the Final Four?

I spent a portion of my Sunday evening analyzing the NCAA Men’s basketball pool. It was a tough task trying to fill out the brackets given that I’ve watched a total of about 20 minutes of college hoops this winter. But now there’s another method of predicting the madness: Salaries. PayScale, the Seattle online salary… Read More