Cost of Living Index

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 20. January 2015 13:28
ERI’s Cost of Living Index ranks the price of goods and services in heavily populated US cities as a percentage of the national average. Data is provided by ERI's Relocation Assessor. [More]

Information Technology Salary Survey Data Trends: 2013-2014

by Lyle Leritz, Ph.D. 20. January 2015 12:17
Following on the heels of our look at salary survey results for administrative jobs, we take a look at Information Technology (IT) positions to finish up comparisons for salary survey results of major benchmark jobs. [More]

Report on IRS Investigations of Charities

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 13. January 2015 13:45
Although the title of the GAO report released in December 2014 – TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS: Better Compliance Indicators and Data, and More Collaboration with State Regulators Would Strengthen Oversight of Charitable Organizations – will not win any awards for elegance, its 66 pages do provide some interesting insights on the IRS review of charities using the Form 990 data. [More]

Williston Employment Patterns and the Price of Oil

by Christopher Chasteen, Ph.D., CCP 23. December 2014 12:19
Williston, North Dakota, has been the center of the oil boom associated with the Bakken Shale formation for a number of years. Tracking the change in employment of this town provides an interesting study in the timing and development of the boom and may give us some insight into near-term employment changes given the recent drop in oil prices. [More]

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Administrative Salary Survey Data Trends: 2013-2014

by Lyle Leritz, Ph.D. 5. December 2014 14:30
In continuing our year-to-year comparison of salary survey results for major benchmark jobs, we again take a look at administrative positions. [More]