Tech Industry Trends and Treats

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The Quarterly PayScale Index is Launched!

By
Laleh Hassibi, PayScale.com

PayScale
has a lot of salary data – in fact, 35 million salary surveys’ worth. While we
like to use it to help both individuals and organizations make salary decisions,
we also employ a really smart …

How Fast Are Salaries Growing in Your City?

Creating
the right compensation plan depends on having current data. One of the key pieces
of the compensation puzzle is the rate of wage growth in the local metropolitan
area. The most recent release of The PayScale Index shows the …

2012 Trends in Pay – U.S. Salary Growth

Drill Down Deeper

If you are creating compensation plans in the coming months, make sure you use the right data, advises Katie Bardaro, PayScale’s lead economist. Looking at the wider economy, you hear news of sluggish hiring and persistent unemployment. …

Best and Worst Jobs for Wage Growth [infographic]

Transportation and IT Climb Fastest In Q2

Doing any hiring in the coming weeks or months? Making salary decisions will be easier if you have up to the minute information on the trajectory of wage growth in your industry. As …

Best and Worst Cities for Wage Growth [infographic]

Can you guess whether Seattle or San Francisco has had the best wage growth over the last six years? Or, how much Detroit’s recent economic gains have improved wage levels there? PayScale’s Q2 2012 results for The PayScale Index reveal …

Wages Are Up… Everywhere

We’ve witnessed the struggles, the ups and the downs, as wages from various industries and job families have tried to recover from the recession. Employers have wondered if it is time to hand out raises and how big to make …

Use Data When Setting Raises, But Don’t Stop There

How the PayScale Index Fits Into Raise Planning

Some high level strategic thinking and data gathering must happen before raises can be given out. From following inflation and local market rate shifts, to considering business goals and budget constraints, HR …