1. Salaries Are Increasing, But Only Slowly
The 11,000 North American respondents to the Global Knowledge survey indicated that their base salaries had risen 1.1 percent in 2015, to $89,891. This slow growth is consistent with the employment market at large, according to Global Knowledge.
Business professional salaries fared the best over the past year, climbing 7 percent, to $101,790. But IT professionals saw their salaries rise only 1 percent, to $88,335, with one-fourth of IT respondents making less than $70,000 annually.
The median salary for technical respondents actually fell 0.6 percent, to $85,000. Salary fluctuations stem from economic factors, changes in overall workforce structure and the composition of the respondent base, Global Knowledge said.