Where Have All the Raises Gone?

Compensation Cafe

Last month The New York Times ran an article bemoaning the loss of pay raises in favor of one-time bonuses and non-monetary rewards. Cited in the article, analyst firm Aon Hewitt calls this a “drastic shift” based on the firm’s annual survey on salaried employee compensation. percent in 2001, from a high of 10 percent in 1981. Give all employees annually an across the board Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) of approximately 2%.