Curious as to where Chicago salaries are heading in 2015? You’re in luck. Robert Half just released our 2015 Salary Guides, and they show that starting salaries for professional occupations are on the rise. How much? Almost 4 percent overall (3.8 percent, to be exact). We release a Salary Guide for a number of industries, and projected increases for each field are listed below:
Here are the top 10 positions to watch in 2015, according to our Salary Guides:
|2015 National Range||2015 Chicago Range|
|Mobile Applications Developer||$107,500 - $161,500||$132,225 - $198,645|
|Data Architect||$119,750 - $164,750||$147,292 - $202,642|
|Chief Security Officer||$134,250 - $204,750||$165,127 - $251,842|
|Mobile Designer||$71,000 - $109,500||$87,330 - $134,685|
|Lawyer (10+ yrs.' exp.)||$134,000 - $184,500||$164,820 - $226,935|
|Human Resources Assistant||$31,500 - $42,000||$38,745 - $51,660|
|Sr. Business Systems Analyst||$81,000 - $99,250||$99,630 - $122,077|
|Staff Accountant (1-3 yrs.' exp.)||$45,500 - $59,000||$55,965 - $72,570|
|Compliance Officer||$99,750 - $132,750||$122,692 - $163,282|
|Content Strategist||$72,500 - $100,000||$89,175 - $123,000|
Since 1950, Robert Half has produced the Salary Guide to offer business owners, hiring managers and professionals salary information for their geographic areas and insight into the latest employment trends. Whether you’re a job seeker or an employer, this information will help you as you’re negotiating or preparing salaries for 2015.
Information in the Salary Guide is based on the thousands of job searches, negotiations and placements managed each year by Robert Half’s staffing and recruiting managers, along with our ongoing surveys of executives. Continuing or ongoing salaries are not reported because many external factors — such as seniority, work ethic, job performance and training — impact the salaries of full-time professionals as work histories develop.
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