Despite rising salaries, only about half of survey respondents (55%) reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their total compensation, while 23% said they were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied. When asked how they felt about their compensation 12 months ago, 15% said they were more satisfied back then, while 23% were less satisfied with their pay a year ago.
Just 25% of respondents feel that their salary is keeping pace with business growth and demands.
On the plus side, more IT workers reported feeling good about their overall financial picture. Four years ago, just 32% of survey respondents felt that they had gained ground financially in the prior two years. This year, 41% said that they feel they have gained ground. That shows progress, but more than half of 2016 survey respondents said that their financial situation has remained flat — or worse, lost ground — in the past two years.
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