Professional Positions Salary Quiz

Think you know the salaries it takes to hire and retain the best specialty professionals? Find out by taking our quiz. We’ll tell you about the job and candidate. All you have to do is tell us the average salary.
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    Melanie

    1. Receptionist

    Greets and receives callers or visitors at establishment and determines nature of business. 0-2 years of experience.

    Meet Melanie. She has two years of experience working as a receptionist at a car dealership. She’s now looking to be a receptionist in an office setting closer to home, so that she can walk her two dogs during lunch. What’s a competitive salary for her?

    Yep, that’s correct! Receptionist salaries have a range of about $4,000 depending on geographic location and company size.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $27,048. Receptionist salaries have a range of about $4,000 depending on geographic location and company size.

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    Melanie

    2. Human Resources Manager

    Manages and participates in planning, developing, recommending and implementing human resources activities. 7+ years of experience.

    Say hi to Jacob. He’s climbed the ladder from Payroll Specialist to Benefits Administrator at his employer, but is now ready to get to the top. He’s anxious to be an HR Manager to advance his career and earn more money for his family. How much can he expect to make?

    Yep, that’s correct! Today’s HR Managers have it tough, dealing with things like benefits administration and evolving labor laws.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $87,032. Today’s HR Managers have it tough, dealing with things like benefits administration and evolving labor laws.

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    Melanie

    3. Demand Planner

    Plans and organizes distribution of goods to ensure that current inventory levels are within set parameters to meet customer demands. 2-4 years of experience.

    This is Jenni. She’s a go-getter who started as an associate in a retail store chain. From there, she moved to an entry-level logistics position at the company headquarters. After a year in that role, she’s prepared to be a demand planner. What’s a fair salary?

    Yep, that’s correct! Salaries for Demand Planners are slowly rising, as they’re required to learn new technologies and techniques.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $57,016. Salaries for Demand Planners are slowly rising, as they’re required to learn new technologies and techniques.

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    Melanie

    4. Purchasing/Procurement Clerk

    Creates purchase orders for the acquisition of materials. 0-2 years of experience.

    Meet Dan. He’s a recent college grad who’s looking to start saving. After a year working a couple of temp jobs in procurement departments, he’s aiming for a full-time procurement clerk position. How much can he expect to be offered?

    Yep, that’s correct!Purchasing/Procurement Clerks are often less seasoned professionals, so salaries vary more on location and company size instead of experience.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $35,384. Purchasing/Procurement Clerks are often less seasoned professionals, so salaries vary more on location and company size instead of experience.

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    Melanie

    5. Office Manager

    Supervises office activities to achieve maximum expense control and productivity. 7+ years of experience.

    This is Susan. She has managed a small doctor’s office for nearly a decade, but is ready for a change. She thinks managing a bigger office of any type would motivate her and let her put more money in the bank to remodel her house. What’s a reasonable salary expectation?

    Yep, that’s correct! Office Manager salaries are rising as the jobs get more complex. They’re required to manage operations and procedures, along with bookkeeping, ordering supplies, etc.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $77,016. Office Manager salaries are rising as the jobs get more complex. They’re required to manage operations and procedures, along with bookkeeping, ordering supplies, etc.

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