2000 Mid Year IT Salary SurveySource: Zinnote
Summary of Results
The Information Technology Compensation Study was compiled by Positive Support Review, Inc. (PSR) between January 2000 through May 2000. A survey form was sent to a representative number of businesses throughout the United States and Canada in a variety of different industries. The survey was based on the January 2000 survey with adjustments made for industry trends, PSR's survey of survey's, and extensive internet-based polling, which allowed us for the first time to include a substantial number of data points from outside of PSR's traditional information base.
The survey responses were entered into PSR's compensation database along with pertinent salary information from other prominent salary surveys that focus on the Information Technology area, as well as normalized data from previous years' studies. Using all of the available data, the PSR Benchmark Compensation Ranges were determined. The PSR Benchmark Compensation Ranges were determined for both base and total compensation. The lower and upper quartile of the survey data was eliminated when determining the PSR Benchmark Compensation Ranges.
Individuals whose compensation is below the PSR Benchmark Ranges are subject to the forces of the marketplace and other conditions, which are unique to an individual's terms of employment or experience level. Individuals whose compensation is above the Benchmark Ranges are the least impacted by market forces. However, because of their seniority, they are likely candidates for more senior IS management positions at other companies if career advancement is perceived to be limited in their present environment. Individuals whose compensation is within the Benchmark Ranges are compensated fairly relative to their specialty and are normally not subject to the forces of the marketplace. The PSR Total Benchmark Compensation Range has been split into three groups, top-level positions, mid-level positions, and staff positions. Total compensation includes estimated bonus amounts "perks" and the fair value of supplemental compensation such as additional time off, education cost reimbursements, special business trips, car allowances, stock options, etc.
The methodology and classification for a number of positions have changed. If the reader uses this information in conjunction with earlier PSR Studies some positions will not be comparable to those in prior periods. Please refer to the position descriptions in the PSR HandiGuide for a detailed definition of the job content. (See www.psrinc.com for ordering instructions)
The mid year 2000 study edition contains adjustments made to each position in line with observed economic growth based on Q4 1999 through Q2 2000.
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