Each year, POB editors and BNP Media’s market research division team up to ask surveying, mapping and geospatial professionals about the market’s most valuable asset — the people who do the work. The annual POB Salary & Benefits Study sheds important light on not only who is working in the profession, but why and how.
In 2015, the best and most optimistic message may just be one that, ironically, we mined from answers to a negative question. Those respondents who actually had a salary decrease, although the minority, revealed the reasons for their decreases were less about the economy than in previous years. Among those, 42 percent cited lack of work or less business, down from 56 percent in 2014; 35 percent reported a slow economy, down from 53 percent the year prior.