Some wages on the rise, survey says
The economy is still in recovery mode, but those with jobs have experienced some impressive salary increases in the U.S. in the last five years, according to a survey by Dice, a website for tech professionals.
Dice polled nearly 20,000 professionals through a survey on its site and found that medical salaries rose 7%, to an average of $85,244 between 2005 and 2011. Retail and e-commerce salaries grew a whopping 14%, to an average of $75,047. By contrast, manufacturing salaries shrunk 3.6%, to $74,900.
Tech workers on average saw their salaries increase about 1%, to $79,384. Those wages rose more in Silicon Valley -- 3% -- to $99,028. Women in tech saw their wages rise 5.9%, to $73,679, while men in tech saw their salaries shrink 0.8%, to an average of $80,580.
Want to make a lot of money? Programmers who were skilled in ABAP will pull in the most money in 2010 -- $115,916, on average. Other people who make six figures in the tech field include those with skills in databases such as Informatica and ETL.
-- Alana Semuels