Compensation

Infographic: Average Starting Salaries to Rise 3.6% in 2017

Newly released 2017 Salary Guides from Robert Half show that national average starting salaries for U.S. professional occupations are expected to increase 3.6% next year.

“With skilled professionals in high demand and short supply, more employers are willing to negotiate compensation with potential hires,” Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half, said in a press release. “To remain competitive, especially in the technology and finance fields, it’s crucial to have a solid understanding of salary trends for specific roles in your area and move quickly when making offers. Top candidates are receiving multiple job offers and will lose interest when faced with a lengthy hiring process.”

The infographic below highlights key trends from Robert Half’s research. Click on the image for a larger view.

Read more for a summary of findings from the 2017 Salary Guides from Robert Half.

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