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Old 01-29-2008, 07:50 PM   #21
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:28 PM   #22
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I'm a fed, too. Last year I got 2.9% and if I recall correctly, somewhere around a $1500 bonus. My raises come in July, and hopefully this year will be better than last year's. I'm not on the GS pay scale, so the raises that most feds get in January each year don't apply to me.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:37 PM   #23
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I'll admit I lucked out as I got 10%. However at our location of 60 employees salary increases across the board were held at 2%. There were only 3 of us who scored higher increases. I am in Civil Engineering. I also got a 10% bonus at the end of 2007. Not sure if there will be any bonus this year, as the market is looking to be horrid.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:05 AM   #24
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Got 0% for several years, so I switched jobs. New place has been good with 5% last year and promising similar this year. On the other hand, there have been an awful lot of investor meetings the last two weeks, so maybe something completely different is afoot. Part of being dependent on a j*b.
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:27 AM   #25
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Working here in Corporate America I would take 3.2% in a heartbeat. The only way you get a raise is to leave the company. I changed jobs last year and got a 13% raise.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:12 PM   #26
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am moving up the ladder with another step increase this year, so my own actual total increase is 6.21%.
Lucky you! I am now in the NSPS pay system, so no more step increases. This years COLA\local market supplement was 3.8% or so.

I'll have 14+ months until NSPS payout next year, since I converted 28OCT (2 months is too short a time to have an appraisal).
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:49 PM   #27
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I'm a gov't contractor, and we get our raises in the middle of the year, rather than the beginning. Back in July '07 I got something like 6.7%, which almost put me into a state of shock! I think the average was more like 2-4%. However, we had some drama here at work, where some of my cow-irkers tried to get me in trouble, our immediate supervisor took their side, and I think upper management threw that bigger raise at me to keep me from walking.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:35 PM   #28
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I just got a 3.2% increase in my salary from 2007, which I am kinda disappointed considering the increase in cost of transportation and utility.
Well, if it helps, you got more than me. In November we were told that things were tight and there would be no raises or bonuses for the forseeable future. In years past, I've enjoyed annual raises ranging from 5% to 10%.

I am pleased to report that over the past 12 months, my various companies raised their annual dividends significantly. I didn't bother to work out the average increase, but IIRC they were all in the 10-15% range. Better to be an owner than an employee, I guess.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:09 PM   #29
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Pharma here... 7% raise in 2006, 7% raise in 2007, don't know yet for this year, but smaller raise expected. The annual bonus has also been slashed this year after three generous years (10, 12 and 13.5% of gross).
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:39 PM   #30
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2.5% last year - raises don't come out at my Mega-corp until March or April. I will consider myself lucky to survive the next round of layoffs, a raise would be an added bonus. In past years raises ranged from 2.0 up to 11%.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:49 PM   #31
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Oil & Gas, 8.5% raise this year. 5/5 on my yearly performance review.
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:51 AM   #32
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8% raise in my base, 6.6% increase in my bonus.

My bonus this year was almost exactly two times my base salary.

I work for an investment bank, doing IT for the derivatives trading business.


edited to add: I was pretty lucky to be up from last year, our bank's pool was down somewhat from last year. We are not one of the banks really hit by the subprime mess, though.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:21 AM   #33
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5/5 on my yearly performance review.
Stop working so hard!
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:17 AM   #34
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11% last year and 10% this year. But I am also in the beginning of my field (paralegal) so I haven't topped out yet. Once I do, I really won't expect many raises if any. My DH is in the mortgage industry and he tops out on raises at 3% but that doesn't include climbing the ladder which will have his increases make mine look pathetic.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:01 PM   #35
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20-30% Bonus of total salary,

12-20% salary increae due to inflation in UAE, which is running at around 9% annually.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:34 PM   #36
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I got 19% but I only started just over two years ago in an entry position for new university grads so the increases are higher initially. I'm in accounting. I figure 10-14% next year and then it will level off a bit.

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Old 02-02-2008, 12:30 PM   #38
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8% raise in my base, 6.6% increase in my bonus.

My bonus this year was almost exactly two times my base salary.

I work for an investment bank, doing IT for the derivatives trading business.


edited to add: I was pretty lucky to be up from last year, our bank's pool was down somewhat from last year. We are not one of the banks really hit by the subprime mess, though.

Do you work for Goldman Sach?
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Do you work for Goldman Sach?
No, a different one - I can PM you if you're interested. (and Goldman's pool was UP this year, the bastards )
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No, a different one - I can PM you if you're interested. (and Goldman's pool was UP this year, the bastards )


I only said Goldman Sach because it was the only wall street firm that didn't get hit by the subprime mortgage and of course the huge bonus(your bonus=huge)they give to their employees.
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