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Feature Article - July 2017

Slow and Steady

Our 10th Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping


Hard at Work

The percentage of respondents who are reporting that their level of responsibility is increasing year-over-year saw a slight increase in 2017. While 59.8 percent said their level of responsibility had increased in 2015, some 61.5 percent said their level of responsibility had increased in 2016. This is still down from 2014, when nearly two-thirds (66.1 percent) saw greater levels of responsibility. Looking ahead, slightly fewer (57.1 percent) are expecting their level of responsibility to increase this year. (See Figure 11.)

Finally, let's take a moment to appreciate how happy most of you are with your work. As has been the case in every year we've reported on the salary survey, the vast majority of survey respondents report that they are either satisfied (52.5 percent) or very satisfied (39.8 percent) with their work. In 2017, only 5.9 percent said they were unsatisfied, and 1.7 percent were very unsatisfied. (See Figure 12.)