Some slightly bizarre results in the latest cut of data in the 2007 Proposals & Business Development survey. (Still time to add in your views, if you haven’t done so already). Barbara Esmedina, Chief Survey Goddess, pulled off the results for the groups earning the most (>$400k per year) and least (<$30k annually).
At least they can take comfort from the fact that a third of them don’t personally work directly on proposals or RFPs, presumably leaving that to their minions! So, perhaps it’s no wonder that only over 80% aren’t APMP members.
Yet at the lower earnings end, over half of respondents feel that their job is somewhat or very well-respected. 57% like or love their job. Hey, it must tough at the top!
Now, the sample sizes are pretty small in both cases, I wonder whether one or two folks haven’t answered the questions as accurately as they might have done. And the data is slightly distorted by geography (in that a quarter of the lower earners are in continents where living costs – and hence salaries – are somewhat lower). So although these findings come with a strong health warning, there’s some thought-provoking data nonetheless.
Now, over $400k per year? Time to raise my consulting and training rates. (Joke!)