2011 Salary Survey
Though the economy may be showing signs of improvement, the salaries of in-plant managers are still suffering. According to IPG's biennial salary survey, managers' salaries have gone down 3.17 percent in the past two years. What's more, a significant number (40 percent) received no pay raise in 2010. When we asked that question two years ago, only 17 percent said they got no raise.
Still, some things matter more than money. It was encouraging to note that more than a third of in-plant managers like their jobs and would not consider high-paying offers elsewhere. Another 6 percent would only take another job if it were at an in-plant.
Our 2011 salary survey pulled in 369 usable responses. (We got more than that, but as usual, some filled in everything but their salary.) From these we calculated average salaries in a number of different categories—data you can present to your supervisors (when the time is right).
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.