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OPERATIONS | Wage & Salary Study
CE Pro's Annual Wage and Salary
Study reports median increase
in overall pay, plenty of job
opportunities to earn $70K+, and solid
hourly wages. By Arlen Schweiger
SUFFICE IT to say,
everyone who talks
about the custom integration
industry as a great
career path is right on the
money. Not only is it a fun
way to make a living as
clearly exemplifi ed by all
the eye and ear candy at
CEDIA Expo and stunning
projects, it also provides
appealing opportunities to
garner solid earnings and
achieve growth fi nancially
as they gain experience
and promotions with
additional responsibilities.
It's easy to see why so
many employees carve out
a lifelong journey within
the custom channel - of
course, the biggest challenge
anecdotally is simply
spreading the word about
it! But if the annual CE Pro
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Wage and Salary Study is
any indication, integrators
should be shouting from
the mountaintops to high
school, technical school,
and college graduates about
the prospects and perks.
Integrators were pretty
spot on in increasing their
employee pay last year.
Heading into 2023, as noted
in our previous survey, dealers
predicted they would
have to bump wages and
salaries up 3.8% and in fact
the 2024 poll found they
actually did so by 3.13%.
Infl ation was likely a leading
driver of this again, as well
as the ongoing challenge of
attracting and retaining talented
technicians, project
managers, and other roles.
One thing to note about
CE Pro's reporting on this
year's wage and salary
survey results, we did the
number crunching of medians
instead of averages. Because
the median calculates
the fi gure at which half of
respondents fall below and
half fall above, it removes
the skewing of data aff ected
by companies that pay way
above the norm (or those
that are far below) to paint
a more accurate picture.
Also keep in mind that
while we did not break
down rates by region of the
country, we can say that
the roughly 200 integrators
who fi lled out the survey
- which was conducted
in December and January
- represented all areas
fairly equally. About 12%
operate in the Northeast;
18% in the Southeast; 18%
in the North Midwest; 12%
in the South Midwest; 15%
in the Rockies; and 14% in
the Pacifi c Coast (plus 11%
internationally).
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