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Does your raise measure up?

DOES YOUR RAISE MEASURE UP?

Healthy increases across the board highlight this year's salary picture for telecomm employees.

The 1990 Telecommunications Professional Profile Survey, conducted by the International Communications Association, shows salary increases of over 7% were typical across the board.

Workers at the VP/department head level have 7.9% more money to spend this year than last. Both managers andsupervisors were bumped 7.1%.

The survey covered job titles ranging from top management through supervisors, engineers, and junior analysts and technicians.

Much of the information is presented on the accompanying charts. The ICA is publishing the full report. That study also looks at such variables as geographic location, job specialty, education, primary telecomm training, and professional experience.

One thing is clear: pay levels for individuals at top job levels are related to total telecomm expenditures and job level within the organization.

If you're after big bucks, move to the Northeast. Average base salary there was $91,600. That was far ahead of the Mid-Atlantic which posted a 1990 average of $78,200.

In third place was the Pacific region, at $72,000> following closely was the Great Lakes area at $71,400.

The Western area was next at $69,700. At the bottom of the scale, for top-level workers, is the Southeast, with an average base salary of $62,600.

If it's bonus money you're after, though, head for the Mid-Atlantic. The average bonus there was $19,200. Next was the Great Lakes, $12,800> the Northeast, $12,200> the West, $11,400> the Southeast, $6300> and the Pacific, with a relatively measly $3100.

Pay level for those with budget responsibilities over $50 million is 37% higher than for those with budgets under $10 million. Bonuses for the $50 million group are more than quadruple that for the $10 million.

At the upper levels, bonuses run roughly 10% to 20% of salary. Even the most junior members can expect about 5% of salary in bonuses.

Of the firms participating in the survey, 16% have telecomm expenditures between $1 million and $4.99 million> 14% between $5 million and $9.99 million> 47% between $10 million and $24.9 million> 15% between $25 million and $49.9 million> and 7% over $50 million.

Telecomm spending varies, of course, with company size. Of companies smaller than $500 million, 55% had telecomm budgets between $1 million and $5 million. Also, 42% of firms between $500 million and $1 billion were in that range, with another 25% spending $5 million to $10 million.

The majority of $1 billion to $2 billion firms, 59%, spend $5 million to $10 million annually on telecomm. 24% spend $10 million to $25 million.

Of $2 billion to $4 billion companies, 46% spend $10 million to $25 million, and 27% spend $25 million to $50 million a year.

At the largest level, $4 billion to $6 billion company size, economies of scale are reached> 29% report spending $10 million to $25 million. An additional 29% spend $25 million to $50 million. Although 14% say they spend over $50 million annually, a similar number say their telecomm budget is a mere $1 million to $5 million, and 14% more say they spend just $5 million to $10 million.

Top level earners are versatile. Forget the claimed dichotomy between voice and data--only 6 percent reported time spend exclusively on either voice or data comm activities.

Merit increases for incumbents at the same job level from 1989 to 1990 declined from an overall average of 7.4% in 1986 to 6.5% in 1990.

Over 1000 telecomm professionals working for ICA member companies were surveyed by the William C. Mercer company.
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Date:Aug 1, 1990
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