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Utah’s Employers Council Publishes 2019 Benchmark and IT Compensation Surveys

Salt Lake City— Employers Council recently published two job compensation surveys, including the 2019 Utah Benchmark Compensation Survey and the Information Technology Compensation Survey.

The comprehensive Utah Benchmark Compensation Survey provides salary benchmarks for positions of all kind, ranging from clerks to CEOs. The survey highlights that the average salary increase for Utah rose 3.3 percent, up from the 3.1 percent increase documented in 2018. The average hiring wage for full-time, inexperienced entry-level personal is $14.88, up from $14.28 in 2018.

The Information Technology Compensation Survey takes a deeper look into the technology industry in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona, providing useful insights for tech company owners. The survey’s data reveals an industry average salary increase of 3.3 percent, compared to Arizona at 2.5 percent and Colorado’s 3.1 percent.

“Employers Council’s Compensation Surveys are highly sought-after resources for employers and HR directors needing data to support key policies and decisions,” said Ryan Nelson, president of Employers Council’s Utah office. “Our priority at Employers Council is to benefit and support employers, which enables employers to create a workplace that attracts and retains quality talent and expertise.”

With the intent to help Utah organizations stay current and competitive with employee salaries, these surveys provide a thorough examination of state and regional salary policies, including base salaries, average percent pay increases and hiring rates. 

More than 400 positions were surveyed in the 2019 Benchmark Compensation Survey, with 39,000 employees participating. Likewise, nearly 100 jobs were surveyed, and 7,200 employees participated in the Information Technology Compensation Survey.

For more information on Employers Council or to purchase the full surveys, visit employerscouncil.org or call 801-364-8479.

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    Denny Thurman

    Certainly in our highly competitive market for good employees, I’ve found with the CEOs and companies I work as Vistage Chairperson revenue growth is often stymied by a lack of people to do the work. I’m amazed by the raw dollars left on the table when a company cannot say yes to more opportunities.

    One of the challenges is the whole complex nature of attractive compensation and benefits. I know of no better way to put yourself in the lead for attracting and retaining your most fragile and valuable asset than to know the information that you’ll find in the Employers Council annual surveys.

    Considering the dollars being left on the table, the information available in their survey is a bargain.

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