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2012 IT Salary Survey: 12 Career Insights

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?
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There must be some reason people spend their lives in hotels and airplanes, right? Money's the most-cited reason people choose contracting or consulting, by 45% of staff and 56% of managers. Staff-level consultants and contractors report median salaries 19% higher than IT staffers overall, and for managers the premium is 12%. But 32% of staff and 18% of managers say they do it because they couldn't find full-time work, and 30% of staff and 41% of managers say it's to have flexible hours.

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