In a press release on March 14, 2006 Small Times magazine, a business publication covering the fast-emerging nanotechnology, MEMS, and microsystems markets, announced findings from their recent compensation survey to include:
-On a global basis, the average salary in micro and nanotechnology is $84,605. In the United States, the average salary is $97,978.
-Expect those numbers to rise: 64 percent of U.S. employees received a raise in 2005, and 75 percent said they expected to receive a raise in 2006.
-Employees in micro and nano are highly educated. Globally, 36.7 percent reported a degree at the level of Ph.D., M.D., or J.D., while 29.1 percent reported a master’s level degree.
The compensation survey is online.