Sunday, September 02, 2007
Labor Day: Salaries, Part III
This three-part Labor Day special report focuses on three salary surveys.
Part I examines the 2007 AIGA|Aquent Salary Survey.
Part II examines the 2007 InformationWeek IT Salary Survey.
Part III examines the 2007 Redmond's (Microsoft) IT Salary Survey.
Redmond's 12th Annual IT Salary Survey
Redmond Magazine is the independent voice of the Microsoft information technology (IT) community. Its 12th annual Salary Survey is subtitled "Break Out the Bubbly." Presented here are a few highlights that are relevant for Web technology professionals.
The overall base salary of all survey respondents (excluding bonuses) is $72,000. Adding in an average bonus of nearly $6,000 brings average cash compensation to nearly $78,000. Salary Distribution is available for review.
Base salary for a Webmaster/Developer/Producer is $71,600.
"Becoming an expert in implementing technology is a critical component to a better salary," according to a summary of the findings. Here are the average salaries for Web-related professionals based on Technology Expertise:
- Web Site Development/Management [ $75,100 ]
- Database Development [ $78,800 ]
- E-Commerce [ $82,000 ]
One interesting statistic from the survey reveals that male respondents outnumber female respondents by a ratio of 6-to-1.
- You don't need a college degree to reach these salary levels -- nearly half of all respondents do not have a college degree.
- You don't need a certification to reach these salary levels -- non-certified professionals actually out-earn certified professionals.
A 19-page report is available for free from the Tech Library with a one-time registration.
If you are new to Microsoft's approach to Web development, check out ASP.NET 2.0: Building Applications, a FREE online course available from the HP Learning Center. Class begins Monday, September 3 with two modules being posted each week for a total of six modules.
Labor Day: Salaries, Part I examines the 2007 AIGA|Aquent Salary Survey.
Labor Day: Salaries, Part II examines the 2007 InformationWeek IT Salary Survey.