Robert Half Releases 2013 Salary Guides

Robert Half International released its 2013 Salary Guides, which offer business owners, hiring managers and professionals information on prevailing starting salaries in their geographic areas and insight into the latest employment trends. Staffing firms can consult the annual guides to determine appropriate compensation for accounting and finance, technology and administrative professionals at all levels.

According to the guides, technology positions in the coming year will show the largest increases among all fields researched – an average of 5.3 percent. Administrative and office support professionals are expected to see base compensation rise by 3.5 percent, on average, and accounting and finance professionals can anticipate a boost of 3.3 percent.

“A supply and demand imbalance exists for specialized talent within many professional occupations, including information technology and accounting,” said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International. “To attract the best employees, companies must stay up-to-date on compensation levels, including trends affecting their regions and industries. Our salary guides provide data that can help businesses plan for the coming year.”

Robert Half has been publishing salary data since 1950. 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.

To view the guides, click here.