ASCP 2012 Wage and Salary Survey
It is that time again-the ASCP is conducting its biennual salary survey. I urge you to complete the survey,
Surveys such as this one -and the periodic surveys conducted by ADVANCE magazine- give an overview of the state of the profession. The information provided can be used as a bargaining tool with employers and Human Resources departments.
How many time have you heard an administrator or HR person say "I'd be willing to look at laboratory salaries but we don't have any clear comparative data." Well, you can always point to the result of surveys like this one.
Local market surveys are usually very general (all healthcare professions), anecdotal (rumor has it), very limited in volume (call around to local laboratories) or historical (2 percent above last year). Surprisingly these are the methods used by the majority of employers to calculate or justify salaries.
In an era of severe employee shortages a well-done, valid survey is a good bargaining tool to use to negotiate a salary increase. Add your voice, complete the survey today.