Local OES Averages

by Christopher Chasteen, Ph.D., CCP 26. November 2012 09:49

ERI continually reviews Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) data, a survey collected via a headcount of individuals within an occupational family and then converted into salary estimates. Recently, local OES “All Occupations” averages appear overstated. 

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Salary Survey Data Trends - IT Jobs

by Lyle Leritz, Ph.D. 12. November 2012 09:43

Organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada are currently submitting compensation data for use in ERI’s traditional, industry-specific and job function surveys. As our research team continues to prepare incoming data for the 2013 reports, we’ve examined some data trends from previous years for executives and administrative jobs. This post focuses on computer-related positions.

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What Is “Fair” Compensation?

by ERI Salary Surveys 12. October 2012 11:30

Transparency in compensation is a hot topic. Traditionally, open conversations regarding compensation and salary data are considered taboo. This produces a challenge for compensation professionals working to affect change in perceived fairness.

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Salary Increase Planning: Don't Be Tempted by COLA Figures

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 19. September 2012 10:32

Annual cost-of-living adjustments, also known as COLA increases, become headline news in October when the Social Security Administration releases its benefits figures for the upcoming year. In 2012, the increase was 3.6%, while predictions for 2013 range from 1.3% to 1.8%. Coverage surrounding the figures may prompt HR professionals to consider how their company’s compensation increases compare.

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New ERI White Paper - Evaluating Salary Survey Methodologies

by ERI Salary Surveys 20. December 2011 07:55

In “Evaluating Salary Survey Methodologies,” Senior Researcher Jonas Johnson, Ph.D., examines the methodologies behind three sources of salary survey data: surveys from national statistic offices, traditional salary surveys, and salary survey analytics.

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