Feature Article - July 2011
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Money & Happiness

Our Fourth Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping

Despite the drop in average salaries, respondents were slightly more likely this year to report that their salaries had increased from 2009 to 2010. While 34.2 percent anticipated such an increase last year, 36.8 percent this year said they had seen such an increase. But at the same time, 13 percent of this year's respondents reported a lower salary in 2010 versus 2009, compared with just 7.6 percent of respondents last year. Respondents were more positive looking at salary changes from 2010 to 2011, with 37.9 percent anticipating an increase, and 56.5 percent expecting no change. (See Figure 9.) See Figure 11 for a breakdown of salary increases according to market segment.