Chapter 13 Exercise 1

1. Using salary surveys and local advertisements, find typical salaries for various MIS jobs in your area.

Answer is variable, but should be similar to the annual Computerworld (or Robert Half) salary survey. The Computerworld survey is generally released in September and includes breakdowns by region. Newspaper help-wanted ads contain more specific data. Students might also want to talk with recent graduates to determine entry-level salaries. This exercise is useful for showing students the salary differential between MIS and other business majors—perhaps encouraging more students to consider MIS careers.