2006-11-14

The Numbers are In!

~collapsing into chair~ Alright! The numbers are in! I've just turned over the initial Salary Survey Results to the AUGIWorld Staff! The data is now in their capable hands. I won't go into details, but, I will tell you that you can expect something TOTALLY DIFFERENT from this year's AUGIWorld spread in the January/February 2007 issue. All the same great info as before... and then some.

Remember to check out the website afterwards to download all of the data/information that wouldn't fit in the magazine. (I'm
sure you did this for 2005 right?)

I'm sure many of you have noticed Robert Green's CAD Manager Survey initial results on CADalyst. Since we all love to do our research and confirm our findings, I'm sure you're curious to know if the AUGI Survey reports the same average annual salary for CAD Managers as Robert's Survey...

Well well well, I guess you'll just have read your AUGIWorld magazine, now won't you? ;)

Seriously, all participation is appreciated, members turned out in record numbers to report this year. That's just fantastic. I hope once you see what AUGI has in store for you, you will spread the word and add to it next year.


Now, I won't be back to forum-hopping and blog-posting as normal just yet. I've got some more work to do before the Leadership Seminar, for Local Chapter leaders, at Autodesk University. I'm swamped at the office and trying to put out fires before I leave the Midwest for eight glorious days! I cannot wait for some of my Facilities Management practices and FM Desktop classes at AU, as well as the course on using Revit for FM. Wow, a really great lineup! Some more icing on the cake, Joseph Wurcher informs us that AU handouts will be distributed on DVD AT AU!

2 comments:

BrianMyers said...

I at first found Robert's numbers to be amazing... mid 50's is a good total for salary. Then I realized most of the "CAD Managers" were in a variety of fields and often times had other design duties as well.

I look forward to AUGI's better broken down stats!

Melanie (Stone) Perry said...

I wouldn't exactly say amazing... I didn't see an 'average years of experience' on his that I remember (I just glanced over it quickly, will read it all later), but, if his responders are the same as the augi responders more than half have over 10 years of experience... (and live in places other than the midwest, our cost of living isn't bad at all here) I don't find it all that amazing. What I find amazing is the companies who expect to pay a manager with average duties like $30k a year. ;)

Also keeping in mind other factors such as age, gender, degree; (approximating from the 2005 numbers), you can expect a person with a bachelor's to make 5k more than someone with an associate's, who makes 2,500 more than someone with a certificate or 'some college' who makes 2k more than someone with a ged/diploma.

And, as you said, the person's industry has a bit to do with it. Like the 05 numbers state, there are some hard to fill niche fields where a good person with some experience is worth their weight in gold.

When I spoke with Robert at the CAD Camp here last month, he did say that there were steady numbers, but, showing definite growth. That's good news for us all for sure.