Salaries on the Rise According to New Study

Show me the money! A new report suggests job seekers have a little more heft when it comes to their salaries. Continuing a recent trend, the most recent analysis in Randstad's U.S. Salary Guides show that salaries have risen an average of three percent across many fields and industries.

This is great news for workers, but it puts pressure on employers, many of whom are finding that aligning pay with the overall market is no longer enough to attract top talent.

Paying employees a competitive salary has never been more important than it is today, said Jim Link, chief human resources officer at Randstad North America. Organizations benefiting from the recently reduced corporate tax rate should take advantage and look to invest in their workforce since today's tight labor market means employers risk losing both current and prospective talent if they don't pay according to job seekers' expectations.

Randstad's Salary Guides include pay ranges for common job titles or positions within engineering, finance and accounting, clinical and non-clinical healthcare, human resources, information technology, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics and office and administration.

A sample of what you'll find in Randstad’s 2018 Salary Guides includes:

Engineering

Validation Engineer
$125,233
Northeast | senior-level

Finance and accounting

Financial Analysts
$65,015 – $75,090
Baltimore, MD | large company

Healthcare

Medical Assistant
$21.52/hour
midwest | expert

Non-clinical healthcare

Medical Receptionists
$14.51 - $17.71/hour
Houston, TX | 5 years of experience

Human resources

HR Generalist
$65,616 – $87,472
New York, NY | professional services industry

Information technology

Machine Learning Engineer
$114,722
Atlanta, GA | mid-level

Life sciences

Drug Safety Associates
$125,000
Chicago, IL | average mid-range salary

Manufacturing and logistics

Maintenance Mechanics
$25.70 - $29.97/hour
Ontario/Riverside, CA | 6 years of experience

Office and administration

Executive Assistants
$30.82 - $38.57/hour
Miami, FL | 7 years of experience

Download Randstad’s 2018 Salary Guides for engineering, finance and accounting, clinical and non-clinical healthcare, human resources, information technology, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics and office and administration.

Every year, Randstad US publishes its Salary Guides highlighting compensation information across many fields and industries in key geographic markets.

Salaries in specific regions may vary based upon local market conditions and position-specific requirements, such as experience levels, professional certifications or knowledge of certain software. In addition, the salary data has been drawn from multiple industries and may not accurately portray a company’s specific situation.

The salary data is a combination of proprietary Randstad information and data provided by Economic Research Institute (ERI), a widely known resource of robust job competency, cost-of-living, executive compensation and salary surveys.


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