Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
mdboze
User Rank
Freelancer
Re: What about a salary gap?
mdboze   8/20/2013 6:36:42 PM

you mentioned a salary gap?

"salary between an average engineer and a CEO of the samecompany"

Lets look at that gap:
(different at different companies)

junior engineer
Junior Engineer ii
Average Engineer
Sr. Average Engineer
Senior Staff Engineer
Principal Engineer
Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
vice president
General Manager
CEO

Yes, there is  a gap; and I think there should be a significant gap, since there are very few people who are experienced and capable of being a CEO. If any one could do it, they wouldn't be paid so much. In medical device companies... if something goes very wrong and people are hurt, it's the CEO who ends up going to jail.

I wouldn't want to be CEO, even if they paid me a CEO salary.

 


Charles.Desassure
User Rank
Manager
This article is true...
Charles.Desassure   8/20/2013 6:45:54 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks.  I shared this article within my friends within my circle of engineers and technology professionals and they all agreed that they will receive a salary increase this year.  This is a complete change from a few years ago.  Hopefully this is a sign that things are getting better.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
What about a salary gap?
junko.yoshida   8/19/2013 4:38:07 PM
increase in salaries for engineers? This is undoubtedly a great news.

But I can't help wondering two things:

1) what about a gap in salary between an average engineer and a CEO of the same company? Is the gap narrowing or widening?

2) what about salaries in different geography on the global market? When the engineering jobs become truly global, how big is a gap in salaries depending on where the job is? 

Susan Rambo
User Rank
Blogger
Unemployment
Susan Rambo   8/19/2013 4:34:35 PM
NO RATINGS
I wonder how many U.S. electrical engineers and software developers working on embedded systems and EDA are out of work? Half the engineers in the Design News survey were concerned about their jobs. "55 percent of engineers are concerned with the security of their positions. Of the 55 percent, 20 percent are extremely or very concerned."See Workplace fluctuations in the survey.

C VanDorne
User Rank
CEO
Bonuses?
C VanDorne   8/19/2013 3:19:44 PM
NO RATINGS
Good news indeed but who is handing out bonuses to Design Engineers?  In my 11 years in RnD I have never received a dollar extra, and furthermore I have never even heard of it for us folks.  Bonuses are what Sales People and Business Managers get.  It's salary only for us, which, btw, isn't always a bad thing.  So I'm just curious, is this common?

Sheetal.Pandey
User Rank
Manager
Re: Good news?
Sheetal.Pandey   8/17/2013 3:13:38 PM
NO RATINGS
This is good news for Engineers if 2013 have got them good salary hikes. I agree bad management is the man cause of dissatisfaction among engineers. Company politics is another strong reason.But in US work culture the politics is much lesser and there is no much gender bias.

mcgrathdylan
User Rank
Blogger
Good news?
mcgrathdylan   8/16/2013 6:44:06 PM
NO RATINGS
For all the doom and gloom out there, nice to see that average salaries are up for the third year in a row. How does everyone feel about this?



Most Recent Comments
Steve Manley
 
engineers
 
Weapon
 
rick merritt
 
rick merritt
 
Loser99
 
Aeroengineer
 
Aeroengineer
 
Aeroengineer
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
Post a comment
An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely unfamiliar. ...

Max Maxfield

What's the Best Traveling Toolkit?
Max Maxfield
13 comments
A few years ago at a family Christmas party, I won a pocket knife as part of a "Dirty Santa" game. This little scamp was a Buck 730 X-Tract. In addition to an incredibly strong and sharp ...

Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
10 comments
A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
41 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)