Robert Half Releases 2013 Salary Guides: New Research Highlights Salary
Trends, Jobs in Greatest Demand
TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - According to the newly released 2013 Salary
Guides from Robert Half International, Canadian starting salaries for
technology positions in the coming year will show the largest increases among
all fields researched -- an average of 4.5 per cent. Administrative and office
support professionals are expected to see base compensation rise by 3.9 per
cent, on average, and accounting and finance professionals can anticipate a
boost of 2.2 per cent.
"Demand for specialised talent continues to persist within many professional
occupations, including technology and accounting," said Lara Dodo, a Canadian
regional vice president of Robert Half. "As many in-demand positions remain
hard to fill, companies need to offer competitive compensation to attract the
Dodo added, "Staying current on compensation trends can be challenging for
busy managers, but our 2013 Salary Guides are a valuable tool organisations
can use when recruiting and planning for the upcoming year."
Robert Half has been publishing salary data since 1950. Following is an
overview of hiring trends identified in the 2013 Salary Guides:
Accounting and Finance
Starting salaries are expected to rise an average of 2.2 per cent for
accounting and finance positions in the coming year, with a particular need
for financial analysts who can support growth opportunities, as well as staff
and senior accountants. In the healthcare industry, financial professionals
with knowledge of health informatics and those who maintain and provide
financial data, are being hired to handle initiatives related to the
collection of electronic medical information. In financial services, there is
demand for risk and compliance professionals who can interpret evolving
Base compensation for information technology professionals is expected to
increase an average of 4.5 per cent in the coming year. Mobile applications
developers will see the highest increases (an average of 9.0 per cent), as
companies look for people to help them build business using mobile media.
Network engineers, business intelligence analysts, and senior IT auditors also
are in demand.
Administrative and Office Support
Salaries for administrative professionals are anticipated to rise an average
of 3.9 per cent in 2013. Employers are refilling some roles and creating new
ones to ready themselves for future growth. Positions in demand include
executive assistants and customer service representatives. Above-average
salary increases also are projected for select administrative positions in the
healthcare industry and in human resources.
About the 2013 Salary Guides
The newly released Salary Guides include:
- 2013 Salary Guide from Robert Half for accounting and finance
- Robert Half Technology 2013 Salary Guide (www.rht.com/salarycentre)
- OfficeTeam 2013 Salary Guide (www.officeteam.com/salarycentre)
Salary calculators that can be used to determine average starting salaries in
several local markets can be accessed via the links above. The guides also are
available at www.rhi.com/SalaryGuides.
Since 1950, Robert Half has produced Salary Guides to offer business owners,
hiring managers and professionals information on prevailing starting salaries
in their geographic areas and insight into the latest employment trends.
Companies consult the annual guides to determine appropriate compensation for
accounting and finance, technology and administrative professionals at all
Information in the guides is based on the thousands of job searches,
negotiations and placements managed each year by Robert Half's staffing and
recruiting managers, along with the company's 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.
About Robert Half International
Robert Half International has more than 350 staffing locations worldwide and
offers online job search services on its divisional websites, all of which can
be accessed at www.roberthalf.ca. Follow us on Twitter at
Nadia Santoli, (416) 350-2330, email@example.com
SOURCE: Robert Half Canada
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