- Average raises in 2007 were 4.2%.
- Bonuses are lower--in some cases, managers got half of what they got in the preceding year.
- Sixteen percent of employees are "very unhappy" with their jobs. Reasons cited included low pay, lack of advancement opportunities, and company and industry instability.
- Speaking of instability, 18% of educational publishing professionals are "very worried" about keeping their jobs. With all the consolidation going on, I'm surprised that's not higher.
- Fewer than 80% of current publishing employees would recommend the career to a college graduate. This is a new low in the history of the survey.
- The gender gap in salaries is pronounced, where men earn an average of $103,822 and women average just $64,742. In the past this discrepancy has been blamed on the fact that women tend to be in editorial jobs and men are in management and sales. However, even within editorial the men are averaging $67,000, whereas women average just $48,000.
See the full article online for more details, and watch for the printed article, which will presumably contain more actual salary numbers by function.