Manufacturing sector dole out low salary hikes in 2014

The country's manufacturing and engineering sectors have seen lower salary hikes of about 12% this year while the increments are expected to pick up in the near term amid hopes of business growth, according to an executive search firm.

An analysis of pay trends by MANCER Consulting has showed that salary increases in manufacturing and engineering industries this year have been lower than 18% witnessed in 2013.

Most of the salary increments happen in the first half of the calendar year, it said.

The senior level employees in manufacturing and engineering industries received an average hike of 12-13% while junior staff got around 10% in increments, this year.

"Owing to the rise in production and fuel costs in the recent past as well as lack of focus on policies that could enhance the growth of these sectors, many companies are reasons for low salary hike," MANCER Consulting CEO Satya D Sinha said.

"However, the companies are now hoping that the Narendra Modi government would bring in reforms that would help the sector grow as well as help salaries pick up in 2015," he added.

Meanwhile, one of the highest salary hikes for 2014 was seen in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

While pharma firms doled out an average salary hike of 13% in 2014 compared to 11% last year, healthcare employees got an average increment of 14% over 10% last year.

"Factors such as the large pipeline of impending patent expiries, India's sustained efforts to gain Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approvals and the steady increase in the number of Indian formulation companies entering the US and Europe reinforce our confidence on the healthy growth prospects over the next 5 years and thus," Sinha said.

"These above factors would help hikes in compensation since the experienced teams would be worth seeking in all top brands," he added.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Public musn’t pay for domestic servants for our diplomats

    Nothing seems to have changed in the year and half since the fur that flew thick and fast over the case of diplomat Debjani Khobragade and her maid Sa

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

INTERVIEWS

Sarthak Raychaudhuri

vice-president, HR, Asia South Whirlpool of India

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Urs Schoettli

Economic integration in east Asia

As trade agreements within a global framework have become increasingly ...

Rajgopal Nidamboor

Up the ante of your conscious existence

It sounds cryptic, but is not as complex as it ...

Gautam Gupta

The ‘fake’ issue needs to be taken seriously

E-commerce players are witnessing unbelievable growth globally. Competition is increasing ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture