Based on the results of the survey, U.S. companies (98%) are planning to give an average wage hike of 3% for nonexempt management employees in 2016. Those employees received a similar wage hike this year and in 2014.
It's no secret that this year has been a volatile one for the markets. The S&P 500 is down 18% year to date, while the Nasdaq Composite is off by 27% year to date. Meanwhile, the VIX, a key measure of volatility, is up 49% year to date at 24.72. However, it has spiked as Read More
Employers are also plan to increase a 3% salary increase for nonexempt salaried and nonexempt hourly employees and 3.1% wage hike for executives and management employees next year.
The survey also found that employers continue to reward their best performing employees with a significant wage increase to retain them amid a tightening labor market.
Additionally, the survey found that exempt workers with the highest performance ratings received a wage hike of 4.6% this year, approximately 77% higher than the 2.2% salary increase given to workers with an average rating.
The number companies raising wages has been climbing steadily since 2008.
A 3% wage hike is a new norm in the United States
Sandra McLellan, practice leader