Wednesday, June 13, 2012

CareerBuilder survey finds gap in pay raises

As companies recover after the Great Recession, U.S. workers are reporting significant gaps between raises, according to a survey out today for Gannett's industry leading employment site, CareerBuilder.

The survey found 49% of workers said they have not had a merit increase since 2010. And 25% have not had a merit increase since before 2008.

In terms of salaries, most workers said they earn their desired salary (23%) or are close to it (45%). Nearly one-third (32%) said they're not anywhere near their target pay level, the survey found.

The survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive among 5,772 workers (employed full-time, not self-employed, non-government) ages 18 and over between Feb. 9 and March 2.

When's the last time you got a raise? Please post your replies in the comments section, below. To e-mail confidentially, write jimhopkins[at]gmail[dot-com]; see Tipsters Anonymous Policy in the rail, upper right.


  1. No pay raise since 2008. But have had 3 pay cuts and 2 furloughs! It has been an all around joy.

  2. Only 2 furloughs since 2008? You must have been laid off in 2009 to have had that few.

  3. And how much has your health insurance increased since 2008?
    That needs to be factored in.

  4. But NOW let's "make a difference" people! Oldest trick in the book.

  5. The only way I was able to enjoy a decent increase in salary was to leave Gannett for another company. I'm enjoying life now ... making a very good living at a job where I don't feel like I have a gun to my head.

  6. I got raises the last 2 years, and nice ones at that. Then again, I am doing the work of several people now.


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