"2013 is turning out to be a good year for engineers because for the third year in a row salaries have increased, and this year the average salary has broken the six-figure mark."
Lauren, thanks for sharing the interesting survey details. We know that for last couple of years the percentage of salary hike is very less when compare with previous years. Last year average hike is 5-8% for regular employees. But those who are trying for a change with employer then may get 20-30% hike.
It's great to see that engineers are gettig the recognition (or at least the pay) that they deserve. This ties in perfectly with Design News' Rising Engineering Stars program, which will kick off in a few weeks. That's where Design News gives recognition to engineers working on some great things, yet not getting the recognition tha tthey deserve.
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