MENLO PARK, Calif. — Many U.S. workers feel overdue for a pay raise, new research from talent solutions firm Robert Half shows. According to the just-released 2022 Salary Guide, companies will need to enhance their compensation strategy, or they risk losing top talent to competing offers. Following are five key trends for employers to note:
The 2022 Salary Guide from Robert Half features valuable data and insights on trends in employment; perks and benefits; and diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Robert Half senior executive director Paul McDonald
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“Job openings are at a record high, and workers with in-demand skills have more negotiating power,” said Robert Half senior executive director Paul McDonald. “In this tight labor market, increasing salaries is table stakes for employers. Companies must regularly revisit pay ranges and discuss career paths with employees to align on expectations.”
McDonald added, “While salary prospects are brighter for 2022, professionals should always do their research before asking for a raise or jumping for an opportunity with higher pay. Many factors contribute to job satisfaction, such as advancement opportunities and schedule flexibility, so it’s important to consider the full picture before making a move.”
About the Research
Robert Half has reported on salaries for more than 70 years. The 2022 Salary Guide features projected starting salary ranges and employment trends for more than 500 positions across the finance and accounting, technology, administrative and customer support, marketing and creative, legal, healthcare, and human resources professions in the U.S. Information in the guide is based on data from job placements managed by Robert Half teams throughout the U.S., an analysis of the demand for each position, the supply of talent and other market conditions, and online surveys developed by Robert Half and conducted by independent research firms. The company produces Salary Guides in 18 countries.
1 Includes responses from more than 2,800 workers 18 years of age or older in the U.S. collected from March 26 to April 15, 2021
2 Includes responses from more than 2,800 senior managers at companies with 20 or more employees in the U.S. collected from June 4 to July 1, 2021
3 Includes responses from more than 1,000 workers 18 years of age or older in the U.S. collected from June 22-29, 2021
About Robert Half
Robert Half (NYSE symbol: RHI) is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects opportunities at great companies with highly skilled job seekers. Robert Half offers contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions and is the parent company of Protiviti®, a global consulting firm. Visit roberthalf.com.
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