Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the May 26, 2003 issue of QuintZine.
From a research study on IT salaries conducted by Brainbench:
- Salary increases continued to be under pressure from larger economic forces in the technology sector in 2002 with 67 percent of respondents indicating they received increases of 3 percent or less.
- Women lost significant ground on the salary front in the technology sector in 2002. The percentage of women earning the same as men fell significantly in virtually every salary category above $40,000 in 2002. (In 2001, women achieved virtual salary parity in most categories.)
- Expectations for salary increase this year have been radically altered by recent economic events. Forty-two percent of those responding say that expect increases of between 0-3 percent this year, and only 30 percent say they expect an increase of 3 percent to 5 percent.
- Professional certifications are bankable assets for IT professionals, with those receiving certifications significantly more likely to achieve salary increases above the industry average of 1 percent to 3 percent. Watch for an article in the Aug. 18 QuintZine on certifications.
12. Lawyers $44.19/hr $91,920/yr
13. Optometrists $42.35/hr $88,100/yr
14. Computer and information systems managers $40.33/hr $83,890/yr
15. Physicists $40.26/hr $83,750/yr
16. Air traffic controllers $40.07/hr $83,350/yr
17. Petroleum engineers $39.33/hr $81,800/yr
18. Nuclear engineers $38.56/hr $80,200/yr
19. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates $38.24/hr $79,540/yr
20. Marketing managers $37.70/hr $78,410/yr
Figures reflect mean hourly pay projected out to a year-round, full-time annual average.
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