Use these resources to research cost of living in different geographic locations and salaries in different career fields. Knowing this information will make you better informed and give you an edge when negotiating new job offers. It will also help you weigh competing offers in different cites or industries.
Career InfoNet. Comprehensive information on states, wages, and salary and job trends.
Glassdoor. Get salary information and even company reviews from current and past employees.
LinkedIn Salary. Explore salaries by job title and location.
Salary.com. Find salaries by occupation and location.
Salary Expert: Cost of Living Calculator. Compare salaries from one location to the next (tip: enter 0 when asked for observation of costs).
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Research labor statistics compiled by the federal government.