Wondering What New Yorkers Are Making? We've Got You Covered!

Did you know that starting salaries in New York City come in around 39 percent higher than the national average? Understanding compensation trends is key, whether you're a hiring manager, job seeker or working professional. For their part, businesses need to offer competitive compensation if they want to attract top talent and retain their best employees. Professionals shouldn't be playing guessing games, either. After all, don't you want to know whether or not you're being paid in-line with others in your field?

The good news is that the Robert Half Salary Guides are here to help. Our just-released guides provide New Yorkers with starting salaries for hundreds of professional-level positions, as well as insight into industry trends and career advice for the upcoming year. The salaries are compiled from the thousands of job searches, salary negotiations and job placements our recruiter conduct each year, along with ongoing surveys of executives. The result: the most accurate, localized salary information available anywhere.

Top findings for 2015 include:

  • Salaries are on an upswing. Starting salaries for professional occupations are projected to increase an average of 3.8 percent next year.
  • Techies will bring in the biggest bucks. Technology is showing the largest expected salary gain among all researched fields. We anticipate a 5.7 percent overall increase in average starting salaries for newly hired IT workers.
  • Other paths are also profitable. Accounting and finance, as well as creative and marketing professionals can expect starting salaries to increase an average of 3.5 percent in 2015.

So which New York businesses are hiring most? And which positions are in greatest demand? Check out the table below:

Specialty Industries That Are Hiring In-Demand Positions
  1. Healthcare
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Professional services
  1. Administrative assistant
  2. Customer service
  3. Data entry
Accounting and finance
  1. Real Estate
  2. Financial services
  3. Media
  1. Staff accountants
  2. Senior accountants
  3. Accounts receivable/payable professionals
Creative and marketing
  1. Fashion/retail
  2. Advertising agencies
  3. Healthcare
  1. Content strategists
  2. Digital designers
  3. Graphic designers
  1. Real estate
  2. Compliance
  3. Litigation
  1. Real estate attorneys
  2. Litigation paralegals
  3. Commercial leasing attorneys
  1. Software
  2. Healthcare
  3. Advertising agencies
  1. Front end developers
  2. Java developers
  3. Network engineers

Curious about where you stand in comparison to other professionals in your area? Try Robert Half's Salary Calculators to find out custom, position-based salary information for your city and surrounding areas.