EP Salary Survey

Salary Survey Slump

If the comments posted under Environmental Protection's invitation to participate in the annual salary survey are any indication, the bad news seems to outweigh the good in this year's job market.

One reader griped about the number of federal employees and their salaries while a reader who appeared to be a manager was curious to know if the survey has a category for government employees (it does). On second thought, the manager added that maybe he didn't want to know what he pays his staff. It sounds as if there might be some truth ringing here.

Others noted that their employers switched to contract operations and that non-union wages had been frozen across the board since 2008.

The one bright note came from a reader who wrote that his or her company reinstated raises, bonuses, and fringe benefits and improved insurance benefits, including adding eye care. Wouldn't you like to know where he or she works?

While interesting, these comments surely fall short of telling the whole story. Maybe because we haven't heard from you?

When last year's survey closed, more than 1,200 people had participated. This year, we've only received 250 responses over the last two months. The survey is scheduled to close at the end of this month.

Obviously, Environmental Protection's Salary Survey needs your help. Please click on this link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/Environmental-Protection-2010-Salary-Survey so we can offer greater value in February's salary survey results feature. The whole process really only takes about 10 minutes.

Posted by L.K. Williams, EPonline on Jan 04, 2011