Promotion Secrets: How The Corner Office Was Won [Infographic]

David Schepp
promotion corner office secrets
promotion corner office secrets

The nation's job picture may be improving, but it still has a long way to go before workers can expect to get a rise in pay. Stagnant wages have been a component of the U.S. labor market for more than a decade -- long before 2008's economic crisis.

That means an employee who wants to earn more money will likely have to get a promotion to secure any sizable increase in pay. While workers' earnings rose a scant 2 percent in 2010, those who got promoted reported an average 8 percent rise in take-home pay, according to CBS MoneyWatch.