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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

CEO pay in last four decades grew 940.3% while average worker up 11.9%

CEO pay in the past four decades has grown 940.3% while the pay of an average worker increased 11.9% over the same time period.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

U.S. worker annual compensation slows slightly through June

The annual wages and benefits for U.S. workers rose in the second quarter at a slightly slower pace than the first, suggesting that the lowest unemployment levels in a half …


Prosecutors indict Nissan’s Ghosn for underreporting pay

Prosecutors have charged Nissan Motor Co.’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly violating financial laws by underreporting income.


Congressional Republicans tentatively agree to raise federal worker pay, rebuffing Trump

Congressional Republicans have tentatively agreed to a 1.9 percent pay raise for the nation’s 2 million civilian federal workers, overruling President Donald Trump who sought to freeze their pay.


More Idaho women start businesses. Fewer work part-time. But men are still paid more

The number of female entrepreneurs is on the rise in Idaho. Women’s wages are increasing at a faster rate than men’s are, and state labor officials say women are entering …


Bernie Sanders introduces ‘Stop BEZOS Act’ in the Senate

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Wednesday introduced a Senate bill – the “Stop BEZOS Act” – that would require large employers like Amazon and Walmart to pay back the government …


The 20 worst-paying jobs for women right now

When it comes to gender pay inequality, little has improved in the past decade.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Tech positions top highest-paying U.S. jobs list

For the fourth consecutive year, the technology sector boasted the highest-paying jobs in the U.S., according to an annual report from Glassdoor.


Report says Idaho teacher pay ranks 43rd in the nation

The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy reported Monday that teacher pay in Idaho ranks 43rd in the nation, and Idaho teacher pay is close to the pay in several other …


How to get a raise: Be a white man

People of color are significantly less likely than white men to receive a raise after asking for one, despite the fact that no single gender or racial group is more …


Spokane City Council gets pay raise in 2019, mayor’s salary stays flat

A volunteer panel of citizens handed the City Council and its leader raises of 3.5 percent and 6 percent, while keeping the mayor’s salary at $168,000. All are among the …


For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for …


McDonald’s workers block headquarters and chant, ‘We can see your greedy side’

About 150 cooks and cashiers blocked the entrance Monday to McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago, protesting what they call unfairly low pay at one of the world’s largest fast-food chains.


Drone pilots’ paydays drop 90 percent in ‘race to the bottom’

Three years after federal regulators began allowing commercial drone flights, the fever to cash in has turned into a pitched battle for business. Prices for collecting airborne data have plummeted …


Amazon worker’s median pay in 2017: $28,446

SEATTLE – Amazon says its median employee pay was $28,446 last year. That data, disclosed Wednesday in Amazon’s annual proxy report, is a reminder that while the technologists, business managers …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Median CEO pay for the 100 largest companies reached a record $15.7 million in 2017

A booming stock market and bulging equity awards propelled the median 2017 compensation for CEOs of the 100 largest companies to the highest figure in 11 years, according to a …


Target, seeing better candidates, raises starting pay, again

Target is raising its minimum starting pay for workers for the second time in less than a year after seeing a bigger and better pool of candidates.


Number of employees leaving jobs increases at fastest pace in 17 years, signaling higher pay

U.S. companies posted the fewest open jobs in seven months in December, yet the number of Americans quitting their jobs rose to a 17-year high, a mixed reading on the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Starbucks to add sick time, higher pay for store workers

Starbucks will provide paid sick time to its employees nationwide and give its 150,000 hourly and salaried U.S. workers another wage hike in April, just three months after its regular …


The fastest-growing jobs in America pay about $22,000 per year

The largest two categories of America’s fastest-growing jobs offer some of the country’s lowest wages and weakest benefits.


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

State politicians to get raises

A citizen commission that sets elected officials’ salaries has voted to increase pay for Washington lawmakers by 2 percent annually for the next two years.


Montana lawmakers to look at raising their pay 82 percent

Future Montana lawmakers would receive an 82 percent pay raise or more compared to what they’re making now under a measure to be considered next week by a legislative panel.


Medicare unveils far-reaching overhaul of doctors’ pay

Changing the way it does business, Medicare has unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it pays doctors and other clinicians.


Boeing curtails OT pay for 80,000 workers in latest cost-cutting move

In another move to cut costs, Boeing told white-collar, salaried employees across the company on Tuesday that starting next month overtime pay will be severely limited.


Americans got raise last year for first time since 2007

In a long-awaited sign that middle-class Americans are finally seeing real economic gains, U.S. households got a raise last year after seven years of stagnant incomes. Rising pay also lifted …


UPDATED: Wed., May 18, 2016, 12:24 p.m.

New overtime pay rules take effect in U.S.

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.


U.S. hiring slowed in April amid tepid growth

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low …


Editorial: Editorial Roundup: More to do on trooper recruitment

Lawmakers must continue to grapple with trooper recruitment and use-of-force issues.


McDonald’s top executives to get hefty raises

McDonald’s is planning some big raises for its top brass, according to a filing late Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Spokane County workers’ salaries trail city of Spokane paychecks

Half the top 12 earners in Spokane County government last year were women, with Medical Examiner Sally Aiken taking in the largest base salary at more than $197,000. While income …