2007 Jobs Report Snapshots
Highlights and key statistics from Computerworld's 21st annual Jobs Report Survey of IT professionals.
SALARY SURVEY DATA
July 2007; 9,290 RESPONSES
IT salaries have risen at a slow but steady pace since hitting rock-bottom in 2002. Here are the IT pay raises from 1987 to 2007, as reported in Computerworld’s annual Salary Survey:
The salary shift year to year is small, but 3% more respondents received a salary increase this year compared with 2006.
- Across the board, salaries increased slightly in 2007, by 3.7%
- Senior managers saw an increase of 4%.
- Middle managers saw an increase of 3.7%.
- IT staffers had an average salary increase of 3.6%. (Base: 5,113)
Seventy-five percent of respondents reported that their base salary had increased from one year ago. The average increase was 7%. Eighteen percent reported no change in base salary. Seven percent reported a decrease in salary. The average decrease was 8%.
- Across the board, bonuses increased slightly in 2007, by 3.4%.
- Senior managers saw an increase of 4.6%.
- Middle managers saw an increase of 2.6%.
- IT staffers saw an increase of 2.6%.
Bonuses are creeping up steadily:
- 2004: 1% increase in bonuses
- 2005: 2.8% increase in bonuses
- 2006: 3.2% increase in bonuses
- 2007: 3.4% increase in bonuses
Note: Percentages are based on IT workers employed full time or part time in an IT department.
WHERE'S THE MIDDLE?
The 2007 median annual base salary is $80,000 (half the salaries are above the median, and half are below). For senior management, the median annual base salary is $115,000; for middle management, it’s $88,000; and for staff/technical positions, it’s $70,000.
The median base salaries by region are as follows:
- Pacific: $89,000
- New England: $84,750
- Middle Atlantic: $84,000
- South Atlantic: $84,000
- Mountain: $80,000
- North Central: $76,000
- South Central: $75,000
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