IT Workers Generally Satisfied
Raises & Bonuses
IT professionals also anticipate making more money in 2006 than in 200557% indicate they will earn more. Only 41% of the overall work force believes this to be the case. Also, almost half (46%) of the IT work force received a raise within the last six months, compared to 33% of all respondents.
When it comes to raises, 47% of IT workers raises are based on their performance, while that is the case for only 35% of all workers.
Tech workers were more likely to participate in their organizations benefit programs than the overall work force. Specifically, 84% of IT employees participate in their employers health plan, compared to only 62% of all workers.
Additionally, this group of workers are also more likely to participate in a health savings account if it is offered by the company. At the same time, 71% of the IT work force has an employer-sponsored retirement plan, compared to less than half (47%) of the entire work force.
When asked about non-traditional benefits, IT workers were more interested in job-related training (20%) than the general work force (13%). However, their first choice is a more flexible work schedule, a sentiment shared by the population at large.
The survey is based on a national phone poll of 10,000 U.S. workers conducted March 20-26, 2006 and was compiled by Rasmussen Reports, an independent research firm.