Feature Article - July 2011
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Money & Happiness

Our Fourth Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping


This year saw a drop in the number of respondents who feel their salary is appropriate given their current responsibilities in nearly every industry segment. Only respondents from YMCAs and community centers saw an increase in this number this year. For YMCAs, 51.3 percent feel their current salary is appropriate, compared with 41.1 percent last year. And for community centers, 52.1 percent feel their salary is appropriate, compared with 48 percent last year.

The greatest drop in the number of respondents who consider their salary appropriate was seen among college and university respondents. Just a third (33.3 percent) of these respondents feel their salary is appropriate, compared with 41 percent last year. They were followed by health clubs, where 34.9 percent feel their salary is appropriate, compared with 43.6 percent last year. (See Figure 12.)