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Your Next Job: What Does it Really Pay?

By Bill Radin
Compensation will be a key factor in your decision whether to accept a new position. However, few people take the time to really understand their economic choices, mostly because there are so many hidden factors, such as cost of living, benefits, and so forth. To help you put your choices into perspective, use the following guide to evaluate your prospective compensation package with what you’re currently earning.

Position Compensation Guide
Directions: Compare the economics of the old and new job.

Old Job New Job Element Under Consideration
Base salary
Bonus, commissions
Additional perks
Profit sharing potential
Value of stock or equity
401(k) contribution
Reimbursed expenses
Cost of living differences
Moving expenses
Travel expenses
Insurance premiums
Property taxes
State, local taxes
Sales taxes
Other expenses (specify)
Difference (+/-)


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