Through the Looking Glass: Raises and How to Get One
Data not published within this year's salary survey points to modest raises expected in the coming year and plans for new jobs.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
This year's Microsoft Certified Professional
Magazine salary survey,
available online at http://www.mcpmag.com/MCPMagazine2003SalaryReport
states that 56 percent of MCPs expect to receive an increase in compensation
this year. What it doesn't provide is information by certification about what
size of raise that equates to. Here, we'll provide details about the size of
those raises by certification title as well as additional information we couldn't
squeeze into the original report. Shortly, we'll follow up with information
about salaries by size of company. What you don't know about compensation can
According to the more than 6,500 respondents to this year's salary survey,
you expect raises, but they're not in the double digits. Here's what they look
like by credential:
Interestingly, one out of five people expects to obtain those raises by changing
jobs. By certification title, here are the percentages who say they've already
moved or expect to move to a new company some time this year:
To read the 2003 Salary Survey, go to http://mcpmag.com/salarysurveys/.
Dian L. Schaffhauser is a freelance writer based in Northern California.