2. Raises Aplenty In 2015
Three-fourths of respondents reported receiving a raise in 2015, up from 70 percent in 2014. This is the strongest figure since 2011, when 80 percent said they received a raise.
Those who received a raise attributed it to their job performance, standard company increases, internal promotions, taking on new responsibilities or developing new skills.
The average raise size for those who responded affirmatively was 5 percent, which is consistent with responses from 2012 to 2014.
Five percent of respondents actually reported a decline in salary, which is consistent with data from 2013 and 2014. The primary reason for salary declines were a change in employers, with the new position having a lower base salary.