Feature Article - July 2012
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In the Money

Our Fifth Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping

A much smaller number of respondents in 2012 reported that their salaries had increased from 2011 to 2012, compared with those reporting an increase from 2010 to 2011. While nearly four in 10 (39.9 percent) saw an increase from 2010 to 2011, just over two in 10 (23.1 percent) saw such an increase from 2011 to 2012. At the same time, respondents this year were about half as likely to report a lower salary. From 2010 to 2011, 10.4 percent of respondents said their salary fell, but that number drops to 5.4 percent who saw such a decrease from 2011 to 2012. The majority (71.5 percent) said their salaries had not changed from 2011 to 2012. (See Figure 9.)

Respondents from YMCAs were the most likely to report that they anticipated a salary increase from 2011 to 2012, with three in 10 (30.9 percent) of these respondents indicating they had such expectations. They were followed by respondents from parks and from community centers, 24.1 percent of whom expected their salaries to increase from 2011 to 2012. Respondents from health clubs were least likely to expect such an increase. Just one in 10 (10.5 percent) of these respondents were expecting salaries to rise from 2011 to 2012. (See Figure 10.)

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