Leadership

New York Engineers Seek More Pay

Issue 27 and Volume 78.

New York Engineers Seek More Pay A meeting on December 21 at the Engineering Societies Building in New York sponsored by the newly formed Association of Engineers of New York, started a movement by a number of Eastern cities for an increase of the salary of engineers in the employ of the municipalities. Representatives from Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore attended and agreed on a tentative wage scale. The schedule, as submitted by the association, calls for increase of approximately 30 per cent in the upper grades, such as chief engineer, consulting and deputy chief engineer, and for as high as 60 per cent more for the lower grades of engineers with but few years’ experience. One of the preambles to this resolution declared that “a crisis has practically been reached in the affairs of the engineers, inasmuch as they receive on the average sums disproportionate with the value of…

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