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Q: Hour Worked by Salary ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Hour Worked by Salary
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: dlf-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 09 Aug 2002 14:19 PDT
Expires: 08 Sep 2002 14:19 PDT
Question ID: 52768
Hours Worked by Salary

I am looking for data sources relating salaries to hours worked.  If
possible, I would like these broken down by profession and geographic

Request for Question Clarification by livioflores-ga on 09 Aug 2002 14:39 PDT
Wich Regions are you looking for?
Worlwide or US only.

Clarification of Question by dlf-ga on 09 Aug 2002 16:11 PDT
US Only
Subject: Re: Hours Worked by Salary
Answered By: kyrie26-ga on 16 Aug 2002 00:44 PDT
Hi dlf-ga :

This is a tough one. There are many salary surveys, but only a few
that relate salaries to hours worked. Here are the ones I found. They
are mostly industry-specific :

Network Computing : 1997 IS/Network Manager Salary Survey

Another survey with a table correlating "Average Salary by the Number
of Hours Worked per Week", this time for Information Systems / Network

"It's a small but comforting fact that that working more hours
correlates to higher salaries (see Figure 8). When you're working in
the wee hours to finish the WAN design, you can figure your boss is
working on the weekend too. The mean salary for people working 60 to
64 hours a week is $63,330. The mean salary rises to $77,860 for those
working an average of 65 hours to 69 hours. "

Credit Today 1999 Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey Reveals Most
Critical Factors for Managing Your Department and Career

This article looks at several factors and their correlation to salary
for credit industry workers. Each factor is given a Pearson's
Coefficient that rates how closely that factor is correlated with
salary. Here are some quotes from the article that are relevant to
your question :

"Hard work is rewarded. Those earning higher salaries either must work
longer hours, or, perhaps, those who work longer hours end up getting
the top jobs. Either way, there is strong correlation between hard
work and success in credit, with hours worked per week ranking number
four overall. "

"The Pearson's Coefficient is a number between 0 and 1.0 or 1.0 and
-1. A positive number (or, a "positive correlation") means that the
two numbers move in the same direction. When one goes up, the other
tends to go up. A negative number or correlation means that the
numbers move in opposite directions."

Correlations to 1998 Base Salary : Hours worked per week: 0.331

The Smart Access Salary Survey Report!open

This article includes a table relating the number of hours worked to
average salary, in the subsection titled "Do workaholics bring in the
big bucks?".

"About two-thirds of respondents work a 40- to 49-hour workweek. With
the exception of a few high-earning part-timers, who wreck the curve,
compensation does steadily increase with number of hours worked, as
Table 7 shows. Those working 60 or more hours per week outearn those
in the 40- to 49-hour range by a whopping 73%."

Google Search Terms :
salary OR salaries correlation OR correlated hours worked

I hope you find what you're looking for.


Subject: Re: Hour Worked by Salary
From: filian-ga on 09 Aug 2002 17:59 PDT
Is like what you're looking for? That site has a great
breakdown of businesses and positions and how much on average they
pay. I am not sure if they have an hourly rate posted, though.
Warning: there is a pop up on the site but it's an internal

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