Indian salaries to see 14% hike annually till 2011: Mercer

Indian salaries to see 14% hike annually till 2011: Mercer
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First Published: Fri, Jun 20 2008. 04 42 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Jun 20 2008. 04 42 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: With corporates facing shortage of talent, India is likely witness over 14% increase in salaries annually for the next three years even as there has been a sharp rise in input costs, a latest study says.
India, Vietnam and Indonesia are the only three countries in the Asia-Pacific region which are likely to see a double-digit increase in salaries until 2011, as per a report, soon to be released in India, by global human resource consulting firm Mercer.
“For India, although we forecast a slight downward trend, the country can still expect one of the highest pay increases in Asia-Pacific at more than 14% up to 2011,” the Asia-Pacific Compensation report by Mercer stated.
Across Asia-Pacific countries, salary increases in 2008 are expected to be higher than in 2007, with an easing expected in 2009, despite the slowing of most economies and weaker global scenario, the report forecast.
“In India the salary increases are expected to be in double-digit for the next few years as companies are facing shortage of talent. This need for quality people is likely to boost the increase in salaries,” Mercer India business leader for information product solutions Gangapriya Chakraverti told PTI.
Besides, in China wages are forecast to rise until 2009 and then ease gradually but still remain above 9%.
Asked about the situation of wage rise in the IT sector, which is under pressure from the global slowdown Gangapriya said, the salary hikes in the sector would continue and companies may employ different methods like focus on greater productivity and efficiency to control the tightening of margins.
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First Published: Fri, Jun 20 2008. 04 42 PM IST