Tech salaries up slightly
Unless you include inflation...
IT workers in the US can expect a slight pay rise this year - but not enough to offset inflation.
After two years of job cuts it is unlikely anyone will complain - and front line staff look to have more chance of a rise than their bosses. The median raise is 1.8 per cent, while inflation for 2010 is expected to be 2.6 per cent.
But the survey warns that with continuing unemployment companies are still hiring staff for less than they were paying people to fill the posts before the recession.
Front line staff are most likely to get a rise, followed by managers and IT executives. Chiefs and directors will be last in line for more money.
Developers can expect 2.1 per cent increases, operations staff 2.0 per cent. Server and network staff and sys admins could see 1.9 per cent growth, managers 1.7 per cent and executives just 1.3 per cent.
The numbers come from Computer Economics and are based on Department of Labor figures and its own research.
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"IT workers in the US can expect a slight pay rise this year "
It's the FIRST LINE mate, the first bloody line.
UK website with Global Reach
Agreed, but I am not reading this from the UK...or the US for that matter. Interesting to see the trend turn around in the US, and I am waiting on it doing the same over here. On a lighter note, job postings are up here in EMEA. Bide your time and punish your employer for failing to recognize your contributions by jumping ship. The attitude that employers have taken over the last year will be punished by the best leaving for better treatment. This trend unfortunately repeats itself.
This is a UK website, the title should read "USA tech salaries up slightly".
Meanwhile, back in Blighty, I'd be more than happy with "slightly".
Pay raise? What's that?