SME advertising jobs are a growing industry, and employers are starting to take notice.
An industry report released this week by advertising analytics firm ADP found that SMEs account for nearly three-quarters of all job openings in the United States, and more than four out of 10 full-time positions in the S&P 500.
The report found that the average hourly pay for an S&P 500 full-timer was $11.43 in February, up from $10.89 a year earlier.
In a March survey, the ADP Group found that an average hourly wage for an associate in a full-service S&p 500 firm was $30.14, up 0.6% from a year ago.
That means that a typical full-serve job at a S&apkite firm in 2016 paid an associate more than $60,000 per year.
That’s more than double the $23,600 the average full-size full-timers’ pay would have been in 2015.
But some experts say that, at least for now, the growth is still too slow to reverse.
“In my view, we need to see an uptick in the number of full-stack employees, the number in full-shift, the percentage of full stack employees that are employed in S&Ps,” said Jason Zahn, chief executive officer of the staffing consulting firm Kohn Consulting.
“That’s a trend that will be hard to sustain.”