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8 Roles Expected To See Sizable Salary Gains In 2016
Robert Half Salary Guides Reveal Tech and Creative Jobs with Notable Salary Growth

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As companies increase their focus on digital strategy, salaries are rising for professionals with expertise in this area. The 2016 Salary Guides from staffing specialists Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group show that base salaries in the technology and creative fields are expected to increase 5.3 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively, in the coming year. But some roles are projected to see even bigger pay bumps.

Top 8 Roles in IT & Creative for 2016

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"Companies continue to struggle to find professionals who can help create seamless digital experiences – from collecting and analyzing customer data to building secure e-commerce environments to providing intuitive, easy-to-navigate websites," said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. "Strong demand and a limited supply of professionals with digital competencies have put job seekers in the driver's seat. Businesses risk losing good people to prospective employers who promise more money or new challenges."

The following eight high-paying jobs are expected to see substantial increases in average starting salary in 2016, according to the Robert Half Salary Guides*:



Salary Increase from 2015

Average Starting Salary


Wireless Network Engineer


$108,750 - $150,750


Big Data Engineer


$129,500 - $183,500


Data Scientist


$109,000 - $153,750


Mobile Applications Developer


$115,250 - $175,750


Content Strategist


$77,500 - $109,000


Multimedia Designer


$61,750 - $91,000


User Experience (UX) Specialist


$86,500 - $132,500


User Interface (UI) Developer


$87,500 - $132,000

*All salaries listed are U.S. national averages based on data published in the 2016 Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. Actual projected salary ranges may vary depending on location.

More information about these and other potentially high-paying career opportunities, including job descriptions, can be found in the Robert Half Technology 2016 Salary Guide, which includes a wide range of information technology positions, and The Creative Group 2016 Salary Guide, which focuses on interactive, design and marketing jobs.

Both Robert Half Technology ( and The Creative Group ( are divisions of Robert Half, the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm and a recognized leader in professional staffing services.

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SOURCE Robert Half Technology

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