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It Pays To Have One Of These Six Jobs In 2013



                It Pays To Have One Of These Six Jobs In 2013

Robert Half Salary Guides Reveal Tech and Creative Positions With Growing
Starting Salaries

PR Newswire

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology and creative
professionals who include "make more money" on their New Year's resolution
list may achieve their goal next year: According to the recently released 2013
Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group, a number of
positions in the information technology (IT) and creative fields are likely to
see above-average salary gains in the coming year. The increase in
compensation levels is due to high demand for these professionals as
organizations enhance their digital presence and boost investments in IT
infrastructure.

"Salaries are rising for candidates who can help organizations leverage new
technologies to increase efficiencies, gain business insights and produce
superior customer experiences," said John Reed, senior executive director of
Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. "In some cases, there's a
shortage of individuals available to fill these highly specialized positions,
which is driving up starting compensation levels."

Following are descriptions for six hot technology and design jobs in 2013,
along with their anticipated average starting salaries in 2013*:

 1. Mobile applications developers -- As companies strive to reach consumers
    on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, they need professionals
    who can develop for the small screen. Average starting salaries for mobile
    applications developers are expected to rise 9 percent, with compensation
    ranging from $92,750 to $133,500.
 2. Business intelligence analysts -- These individuals assist firms in making
    critical business decisions by gathering and analyzing data to better
    target marketing efforts. Business intelligence analysts should see a gain
    of 7.3 percent, with starting salaries ranging from $94,250 to $132,500.
 3. Network architects -- These individuals provide the backbone of a
    company's communication infrastructure. They assess business and
    applications requirements for corporate data and voice networks, making it
    possible for data to be shared. Network architects  are forecast to
    receive a 7 percent starting salary boost, to between $102,250 and
    $146,500, on average.
 4. Interactive creative directors -- As companies of all sizes add
    interactive roles, they seek professionals with superb leadership skills
    and digital expertise to manage these growing teams. Interactive creative
    directors  can anticipate a 4.9 percent bump in base compensation, with
    average starting salaries ranging from $95,500 to $160,000.
 5. Interaction designers -- The best interaction designers step into the
    shoes of a company's customers and maximize their online experiences.
    These professionals understand the connections between people and
    products. Those with one to five years of experience should see a gain of
    4.9 percent, to between $52,250 and $77,500.
 6. User experience (UX) designers -- Since so much customer interaction
    happens online, companies are looking for workers who can create positive
    digital experiences. UX designers can expect a 4.8 percent salary
    increase, with starting compensation of $73,750 to $110,500.

More information about the positions listed above can be found in the Robert
Half Technology 2013 Salary Guide, which includes a wide range of IT job
descriptions, and The Creative Group 2013 Salary Guide, which focuses on
interactive, design and marketing jobs.

Both Robert Half Technology (www.rht.com) and The Creative Group
(www.creativegroup.com) are divisions of Robert Half International, the
world's first and largest specialized staffing firm and a recognized leader in
professional staffing services.

*All salaries listed are U.S. national averages based on data published in the
2013 Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. Actual
salary ranges may vary depending on location.

SOURCE Robert Half Technology

Website: http://www.rht.com
Contact: Joshua Brost, +1-650-234-6249, joshua.brost@rhi.com, or Alison Hau,
+1-650-234-6277, alison.hau@rhi.com
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