Job security, salaries up for Job security, salaries up for plant managers

By Plant Engineering Staff January 6, 2006

The annual PLANT ENGINEERING Salary Survey, to be released in the January issue in two weeks, reveals rising confidence among plant managers about salaries and job security in the coming year.

In the first PLANT ENGINEERING Manufacturing Pulse survey, 62% of respondents believe salaries will increase between 1% and 3% in 2006, and 18% project an increase of between 4% and 6%.

There is similar optimism about manufacturing as a career and as a job for managers today. Of those surveyed, 63% said manufacturing was a secure career, 73% said their jobs were secure and 72% said their employees’ jobs were secure.

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Look for the exclusive Salary Survey in the January issue of PLANT ENGINEERING.