I’m sure we all turn up at work in the morning for the sheer love of our jobs, the exhilaration of working on proposals. Our first answer to the age-old debate of “If I won the lottery, I’d…” is always, “continue working on proposals, just like I do today.”
(Any new readers might by now be sensing that this blog is sometimes written just a little tongue in cheek!).
(Shut up, Williams. They just want to know whether you’re going to give them data that’ll help them get a pay rise).
First, let’s break down the responses on salary ranges (excluding other benefits) by bands. The mean is just shy of $80k, but there’s a significant range as one might expect:
* 19% are earning under $50,000 per year
* 41% fall in the $50k – $75k bracket
* 24% earn $50k – $100k
* 11% climb into the $100k – $150k camp
* 5% claim to be on over $150k.
Next up – any significant variation by sector? A little, but not to as huge extent as some might have expected:
- Healthcare/Benefits Admin: $73k
- Finance: $74k
- Technology: $79k
And finally, what about salaries by role? Here goes, for some of the larger camps out there:
- Executives (Director, VP or above): $118k
- Supervisory management (including team leads): $97k
- Management (project, programme, data, content: $78k
- Writer/Editor: $61k
- Analysts, co-ordinators, technicians, specialists: $58k
- Database staff (admin, designer, manager): $54k .
How d’ya fare?! I can picture half of you shrugging your shoulders: “Hey, this data’s a good guide, but it doesn’t reflect the special features of my role.” And the other half – the ones who come in below the averages – will already be plotting to use the data to ask for a rise! I work on 10% commission for any pay rises that readers may negotiate using this data. Payment in fine wine is eminently acceptable