If one of your resolutions for 2013 was the ever-popular one, to “make more money,” Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group can help. According to their newly released 2013 Salary Guides, select positions in the creative and information technology fields likely will see a nice bump up, as companies expand their digital footprints online.
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Mobile applications developers
As companies strive to reach consumers on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, they need professionals who can develop for the small screen, Robert Half says. Average starting salaries for mobile applications developers are expected to rise 9 percent, with compensation ranging from $92,750 to $133,500.
Pictured: An iPhone on display in December 2012. Next
Business intelligence analysts
Business intelligence analysts assist firms in making critical business decisions by gathering and analyzing data to better target marketing efforts. They should see a gain of 7.3 percent, with starting salaries ranging from $94,250 to $132,500, Robert Half says. Next
Network architects are the ones who assess business and applications requirements for corporate data and voice networks, making it possible for data to be shared. Network architects are forecast to receive a 7 percent starting salary boost, to between $102,250 and $146,500, on average, Robert Half says. Next
Interactive creative directors
Companies are looking for professionals with superb leadership skills and digital expertise to manage growing teams interactive teams. Interactive creative directors can anticipate a 4.9 percent bump in base compensation, with average starting salaries ranging from $95,500 to $160,000, Robert Half says. Next
Interaction designers step into the shoes of a company’s customers and try to maximize their online experiences. These professionals understand the connections between people and products. Those with one to five years of experience should see a gain of 4.9 percent, to between $52,250 and $77,500, Robert Half says.
Pictured: Quick Hit Software CEO Jeffrey Anderson (left) worked with designer Kenneth Cooley on a video game. Next
User experience (UX) designers
Since so much customer interaction happens online, companies are looking for workers who can create positive digital experiences. UX designers can expect a 4.8 percent salary increase, with starting compensation of $73,750 to $110,500, Robert Half says.
Pictured: Rob Keohane, a user experience designer at Google, worked in the eBook department at the search engine’s Cambridge office. Back to the beginning
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