In-plant Paycheck Comparison
As the economy improves, the salaries of in-plant managers are creeping upward as well. According to our biennial salary survey, managers’ salaries have risen 9.9 percent over the past two years. What’s more, the median salary has jumped $10,000 since our 2013 survey.
More managers received raises last year, as well. Overall, 76 percent got a pay increase, versus just 60 percent two years ago. And the number that received no raise at all dropped from 29 percent to 19 percent.
It was encouraging to see that nearly 40 percent of in-plant managers like their jobs and would not consider high-paying offers elsewhere—a 19 percent jump in job satisfaction from two years ago. Another 6.4 percent would only take a new job if it were at an in-plant.
Our 2015 salary survey pulled in 231 usable responses. (We received more than that, but as usual some filled in everything but their salary.) The data will give you a basis for comparison when it comes time to talk about your next raise. Click here to see the survey results.
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, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.