Salary Survey

SLA 2012 Salary SurveyThe SLA 2012 Salary Survey is a digital publication that includes average salary breakdowns separated by 21 primary job responsibilities, job title, geographic region, company size, years of experience, and more. It also includes three supplementary resource articles for updating your job search and salary negotiation skills for the 21st century, as well as several Canadian salary reports. All salary data based on salaries as of 1 June 2012. Note: The SLA 2012 Salary Survey is only available in PDF format.

Comprehensive Report – U.S. and Canada
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Comprehensive Report – U.S. and Canada (Network Version)**
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Salary Distribution by Primary Job Responsibility (sample chart)

United States Canada*
Salary 10th Percentile $43,000 $48,500
First Quartile 25% $54,000 $57,200
Median 50% $70,148 $70,000
Third Quartile 75% $91,270 $83,632
90th Percentile $115,000 $98,900
Number 1,674 239
Mean $75,927 $72,963
Percent Change Mean Percent Change 2.5% 2.0%

*All salaries in Canadian tables are reported in Canadian dollars. The exchange rate on June 1, 2012, was $1.03 Canadian=$1 U.S.

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