Salary Comparisons and an Earnings Clock →

As the old saying goes: time is money. This might not be as obvious to salaried employees, but for freelancers and other hourly professionals, it’s hard not to look at the clock without thinking in terms of billable hours. This earnings clock is a neat little tool I developed for business and fun. To use, pick from several common occupations, celebrities, or enter your own custom rates. Then click ‘Start’ and watch the earnings roll in (or out). Example uses include:

Generate timesheets for billing your employer or clients
Calculate the cost of boring meetings and try to prevent them
Compare how much you earn every second to other professions or celebrities
Plan your next career move or pick a college major
Calculate how long it will take to pay for your discretionary purchases (latte, car, or cable bill)

— 2 hours ago