ThatÃ¢??s the observation of compensation specialist Debi Muelller, a partner in the human relations firm HR Dimensions.
Ã¢??At best, itÃ¢??s flat,Ã¢?? says Mueller (pronounced Ã¢??MillerÃ¢??).
The main problem for the CEOs, chief financial officers and other Ã¢??CÃ¢?? level offices is bonus pay. Companies havenÃ¢??t been hitting profit targets, so bonuses are down.
And things wonÃ¢??t improve much next year, Mueller says. That means executives wonÃ¢??t exactly be in a position to demand big pay increases.
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