Here’s what your peers have planned when it comes to employee compensation in 2012.
The average starting salary is expected to increase by 3.4%, according to a national analysis of starting salaries by Robert Half International.
Employees in the technology sector are expected to see the largest bump in base pay at 4.5%.
Legal professionals, on the other hand, won’t be as fortunate. At 1.9%, they’re expected to see the smallest gain.
Predicted increases in other industries:
- Finance and accounting (3.5%)
- Creative and marketing (3.5%), and
- Administrative and office support (3.4%).
The analysis also revealed the top perks companies are offering to attract and retain top employees:
- Subsidized training/education (29%)
- Flexible work hours/telecommuting (24%)
- Mentoring programs (24%)
- Matching gifts programs (13%)
- Free or subsidized meals (11%)
- On-site perks, like child care, dry cleaning (11%)
- Subsidized transportation (10%)
- Subsidized gym memberships (9%)
- Sabbaticals (8%), and
- Housing/relocation assistance (7%).