ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

IPC publishes wage/salary study for 2008-2009.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
January 29, 2010 - IPC Wage and Salary Report for North American EMS Industry 2008-2009 is based on results from 129 U.S. and Canadian EMS facilities that participated in IPC's biennial wage and salary survey. Reflecting current economic conditions, findings in 60-pg report indicate hourly and management employee salaries climbed 1.9% and salaried employees 1.7% in 2009. It shows 2008-2009 benefit costs were up to 22.7% of total wages, while 75% of companies paid 100% of employee's life insurance premiums.

IPC Publishes Wage and Salary Study for EMS Industry

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
3000 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL, 60015

Press release date: January 27, 2010

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has published IPC Wage & Salary Report for the North American EMS Industry 2008-2009. The 60-page report aggregates the results from 129 U.S. and Canadian EMS facilities who participated in the association's biennial wage and salary survey in the final months of 2009. Mean and median wages, salaries, bonuses and commissions are reported for 31 specific positions, including technical, administrative, management and sales positions.

"This peer-to-peer study gives our members the means to compare their compensation levels and benefits to other EMS companies in the same regions and size tiers, giving them a competitive advantage," said Sharon Starr, IPC director of market research. "Benefit consulting firms charge thousands of dollars for broader, less targeted salary studies, but IPC members have access to highly relevant data just for making the small investment of time to complete the survey." Starr adds that IPC member companies that did not participate in the study may purchase the report for only $475.

The study's findings reflect current economic conditions. The U.S. economy has been in recession since end of 2007 and the unemployment rate has passed the 10 percent mark. According to IPC's 2008-2009 wage and salary study, EMS salary increases reported for 2009 averaged 1.9 percent for hourly and management employees, and 1.7 percent for salaried employees. In contrast, IPC's previous EMS salary studies from 2002 through 2007 reported average (mean) annual increases in the range of 3.0 to 3.5 percent.

Benefit costs in 2008-2009, as reported in the new study, climbed significantly to an average of 22.7 percent of total wages, up from 16.8 percent in 2007. The new IPC study found that average work hours remained the same from the year 2007, at 40 hours per week.

A few changes in benefits were also noted in the 2008-2009 study. For example, a declining percentage of companies, approximately seventy-five percent, are paying 100 percent of employees' life insurance premiums.

Companies that participated in the study receive IPC's wage and salary report for free. Other companies may purchase the report by visiting

For more information about IPC's industry compensation studies, or to participate in future studies, contact Sree Bhagwat at +1 330-677-5563 or

About IPC
IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
 More New Product News from this company:
Scientific RoHS Revision Decision was praised by IPC.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
RAMI Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen Visits Heller Industries in New Jersey
IPC Conducts Study to Assess North American Labor Pool for Electronics Manufacturers
Electronics Assembly Standards IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Updated
Congressman Brad Schneider Visits Creation Technologies in Illinois
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address