Show Me the Money!

Menlo Park, Calif. — Nov. 12

According to the newly released 2013 Salary Guides from Robert Half International, U.S. starting salaries for technology positions in the coming year will show the largest increases among all fields researched.

Base compensation for information technology professionals is expected to increase an average of 5.3 percent in the coming year. Mobile applications developers will see the highest increases (average of 9 percent), as companies look for people to help them build business using mobile media. Network engineers (especially wireless), data modelers and portal administrators also are in demand.

Administrative and office support professionals are expected to see base compensation rise by 3.5 percent, on average, and accounting and finance professionals can anticipate a boost of 3.3 percent.

“A supply and demand imbalance exists for specialized talent within many professional occupations, including information technology and accounting,” said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International. “To attract the best employees, companies must stay up to date on compensation levels, including trends affecting their regions and industries.”

Since 1950, Robert Half has produced Salary Guides to offer business owners, hiring managers and professionals information on prevailing starting salaries in their geographic areas and insight into the latest employment trends.

Information in the guides is based on the thousands of job searches, negotiations and placements managed each year by Robert Half’s staffing and recruiting managers, along with the company’s ongoing surveys of executives. Continuing or ongoing salaries are not reported because many external factors —  such as seniority, work ethic, job performance and training — impact the salaries of full-time professionals as work histories develop.

Source:  Robert Half International

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