Salary Survey Extra is a series of periodic dispatches that give added insight into the findings of our most recent Salary Survey. These posts contain previously unpublished Salary Survey data.
So we tried something new with the Salary Survey at the end of 2018. To encourage participation in the survey — and also make a gesture that represents the gratitude we feel toward everyone who does, in fact, participate — we introduced a modest incentive. Take the survey, all the way to the end, and you could get a $50 Amazon gift card.
The idea took root, and we've been passing out a smattering of gift card to a fortunate few ever since.
It’s not necessarily difficult to complete an online survey, but it does take time and patience. We know that the survey isn’t perfect, and that it can feel cold and impersonal. We tweak things every year in our ongoing quest to provide a better experience. In the end, however, all we can really do is set the table and pass out invitations. We can’t control whether anyone actually comes to dinner.
So it’s always a relief when the responses start to trickle in, then pour in, and maybe even flood in for at least a couple of weeks somewhere in the middle. We really appreciate everyone who contributes. We’d give you all a $50 Amazon gift card if we could.
Each of our 15 randomly chosen recipients will be contacted with the option to receive their gift card redeemable either directly via Amazon.com or via one of its international storefronts. Without further ado, our 15 randomly chosen Amazon gift card recipients are:
Ben Tyree (United States)
Emelda Williamson (Andorra)
Fleur Meng (Algeria)
Gideon Wainaina (Kenya)
Jacqueline Whithed (United States)
Jian An Lim (Australia)
Latarsha Bayer (United Arab Emirates)
Maria de la Hera (Venezuela)
Melissa Johnsond (United States)
Mike Smith (Canada)
Mpho Ndhlovu (South Africa)
Paulie Dupont (United States)
Sam Gleason (United States)
Sharad Sharma (India)
Stephen Meyer (United Kingdom)
Thanks again to everyone who participated! We sincerely hope to work with you again on next year’s Salary Survey.