Great article (as usual) Steve - a few things that caught my attention were:
1)"...those with certifications made 7-19% more on average.." - hmmm! It'd be good to get some real numbers on that kind of survey and verify the truth behind it...may help dawdlers like me sitting on the fence about certification !!!
2) "Range by metro area were about what I expected with a surprise. SF, DC, NY at the top, but Denver was above LA. Atlanta and Phoenix and Florida were absent, a few areas that I expected to see. Minneapolis was included at the bottom, which seemed like the best bargain. If you like cold weather."...
Steve - what do you mean when you say that Minneapolis seems like the best bargain when it was "included at the bottom"...is it because living expenses are cheaper there ????
3) "rookies tended to make about the same as veterans on average. Now that doesn't seem right unless they are counting rookies as people new to the company. Lots of job changes in the last year have some highly paid, highly experienced "rookies" at new companies."...I do know of rookie rookies who make almost as much as the experienced rookies...yes, it's not right but it happens a lot!!!
**ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI !!!**