2012 IT Salary Survey: 12 Career Insights
April 18, 2012 08:00 AM Nearly 14,000 IT pros took our 2012 salary survey, providing insights into salaries and bonuses. What can you learn to increase your paycheck and career satisfaction?
Staff Bonuses Are Up
The median staff bonus is $5,000, making up 6% of total pay. At 6%, bonuses this year make up a larger chunk of total compensation than in any year except 2001, when the tech bubble blew the typical IT staff bonus to $11,000, or 18% of pay. IT managers rely slightly more on bonuses than IT staff, and this year is merely average for them--7.8% of pay came from bonuses.