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Comparing salaries


Students research the U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored website to get salary information for multiple careers.

Big idea

Planning now for life after high school can help set you up for success after you graduate.

Essential questions

  • What are the salaries of some career options I might consider in the future? 
  • What do high-paying careers have in common? 


  • Research the salaries of various occupations
  • Discover high-paying careers

What students will do

  • Analyze the salaries of multiple careers. 
  • Explore the five highest-paying occupations in their state.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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