Average salaries for middle managers rose 6.8%.
The increase in middle-management salaries at U.S. companies over the past year rebounded slightly from last year’s 10-year low of 6.4%, according to a study by Wyatt Co.'s Executive Compensation Service unit. Wyatt is one of the nation’s leading actuarial, compensation and employee benefits consulting firms. This year’s study includes salary data of 21,140 employees at 1,403 companies representing a cross-section of American industry. Middle managers are defined by the study as employees with the title of manager or director who report directly to a vice president or other top executives.