Noncomputer-Related Manufacturing

Noncomputer-related manufacturing has been the backbone of the U.S. economy, and Commerce Department projections call for continued growth. For IT professionals, this means a positive job outlook.

Industry statistics

Gross domestic product:

$8.11 trillion, national total

$1.22 trillion, noncomputer manufacturing totalManufacturing growth projections:

1999 - $58.9 million

2000 - $129.7 million

2001 - $269.9 million

2002 - $523.6 million

IT salaries and numbers

Average IT salary:

$69,491 national average

$69,643 noncomputer manufacturing industry averageMost common bonuses:

1) Profit-sharing

2) Annual personal performance

3) Completion of major project

Average experience of IT professionals working in this industry: 8.25 yearsAverage workweek for IT professionals:

48.4 hours, national average

48.8 hours, noncomputer manufacturing industry averagePercent of IT professionals in the industry who are on call after normal working hours:

63.4%, national average

51.2%, noncomputer manufacturing industry averageTop motivation factors for IT professionals in the industry1) Compensation (including benefits)2) Satisfaction of helping the company3) Working with cutting-edge technologyWeb resourcesThe Association for Manufacturing Technology - www.mfgtech.orgThe National Association of Manufacturers - www.nam.orgSOURCES: 1999 InfoWorld Compensation Survey; U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis; Forrester Research

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