INDUSTRY OUTLOOK: Education

By Jim Battey, InfoWorld |  Career

Industry statistics


Employment:

Total persons employed in United States - 140,514,000

All educational occupations - 11,175,000

Executive and managerial - 742,000

Administrative support - 2,210,000

IT salaries and numbers

Average IT salary:

National average - $70,940

Education industry average - $54,548

Salary increases:

Percent who received salary increase - 77.3%

Average salary increase - 8.9%

Bonuses:

Average bonus, national - $4,520

Average bonus, education industry - $1,422

Average experience in the industry - 12.0 years

Average weekly IT hours worked - 47.3 hours


Top motivation factors for IT pros in the industry:

1) Education/training

2) Working with cutting-edge technology

3) Appreciation/recognition from managers and users


Level of education in the industry:

Associate's degree - 13.5%

Bachelor's degree - 41.7%

Master's degree - 24.5%

Ph.D. - 11.5%

Web resources

Education Planet - href="http://www.educationplanet.com" target="_new">www.educationplanet.com

This site contains thousands of categorized and annotated links to online resources
relevant to educators.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Technology - href="http://ericir.syr.edu/ithome" target="_new">ericir.syr.edu/ithome

Syracuse University's Educational Resources Information Center provides a
comprehensive collection of educational technology resources.

Education Service Center - targer="_new">www.esc20.net

This local organization provides detailed information for schools looking to
purchase, configure, or integrate computers and technology in the classroom.

SOURCES: BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, 2000 INFOWORLD COMPENSATION SURVEY

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