This is a nice email I received from mr. Emmanuel Conde (CCIE Agent), CCIE Salary survey! I must agree that the idea is great! So those of you who can, please answer it! It won´t take more than a few minutes!
Summer 2008 Salary Survey
I have on several occasions attempted to get a true international CCIE salary survey done. Most times I think these kinds of surveys are based on employer feedback. So for my first international attempt I am going for the gold. In putting together this survey I wanted to share with you the reason I think it is important. I often state that we live in a global economy and that when thinking about your career CCIEs should consider the planet as their market. I also feel that salaries for CCIEs should be in step with the demand for their certification number and services. Mostly I think we can do something about retention strategies and wages if we are aware of the real numbers from your peers.
I speak with many CCIEs and they are always asking, “What does a CCIE living in _______ make”? While I was at Networkers this past week it was normal to have someone shake hands, introduce themselves and tell me they knew me from my activities on the internet. I would then be asked, “What does a CCIE living in ________ make”? Well let’s all find out together! Since I ask that question of many CCIEs as I consider them for roles with my clients I get a good feel for the wages and comp plans. There are many CCIEs out there who are not looking for a job though.
I ask candidates in my queue what they make and how they make it. Seems there are a lot of different compensation plans which often blend variables like pre-sales commissions, productivity bonuses, utilization, and certification incentives. Many CCIEs are not familiar with the cash flow beyond the base salary and annual bonus plans and turn a skeptical eye towards blended compensation plans. This survey will cover all these types of compensation scenarios, if I get it right! (All information will remain in my possession with only the results being published not the names of the respondents. I will not share your name and details with anyone or any organizations. This information is being collected from you for you and will be published on my blog.)
- What state do you live in?
- Gender? (Female/Male)
- How many years of experience do you have in Networking?
- What is your base salary?
- What is your bonus structure? (How much do you actually receive?)
- Does your company have a retention strategy for CCIEs?
- If yes then what are the best components of it?
- Do you feel CCIE wages have kept up with demand?
- I look forward to your response.
Eman (Emmanuel Conde)
Bridge Resourcing Solutions Bridge Resourcing Solutions
4622 Weldin Rd 83 Victoria Street
Wilmington, DE USA 19803 LONDON SW1H 0HW UK
USA Tel: +1-302-438-1681 UK Tel: +44 20 3008 7628