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ERIC Number: EJ819038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-15
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Placements & Salary Survey 2008: Jobs and Pay Both up
Maatta, Stephanie
Library Journal, v133 n17 p30-39 Oct 2008
Despite a difficult economy and tightening budgets, both jobs and salaries rose for 2007 graduates. Echoing the previous year's growth, reported annual salaries increased approximately 3.1%, from $41,014 in 2006 to $42,361. The picture was most positive for graduates in the Southeast, whose average annual starting salary surged past the $40,000 barrier that graduates there have been struggling to reach, increasing to $41,579, a significant gain of 8.2%. Minority graduates who found jobs in the Southeast also reported a reversal of fortunes, with average annual starting salaries up by 16.2% to $46,093, after falling to $39,674 in 2006. In other highlights, academic libraries in the Northeast contributed to the improved job scene, with 11.8% more graduates hired and salaries up approximately 5.5% to $41,340. This article presents the highlights of the findings from 2008 Placements and Salary Survey. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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