A Shot Informal Analytical Report to the CEO on Engineering and Marketing Salaries

This analysis is developed to aid the CEO the ongoing workers’ crisis in which some employees from the Marketing Department are complaining of lower salaries than their counterparts in the Engineering Department. This follows an unauthorized access to a Confidential Salary Report that circulated in mailboxes of almost all employees in the firm. In the meantime, the Human Resource Department is aimed at analyzing employee data provided as a means of explaining the difference in salaries then; later a security response on data breach incidence will follow. According to industrial conventions of both practices, differences in salaries are evaluated with reference to commercial regulations provided by the authorities in collaboration with trade union representatives. Engineering and marketing salaries are different for each practice in which engineers are in more demand than marketers depending on the technical needs of an organization.

The engineering practice has a more complex set of professional qualifications than marketing in modern businesses. All engineers need to have a proven period of experience in which applicants present recommendation letters on their employment history. Experience, as a professional qualification in engineering, ensures that all engineers are licensed to operate in the technical areas of their expertise. On the other hand, marketing is a practice which requires a relatively lower experience in terms of years worked as a marketer. Most individuals in this career are professionally qualified if their academic papers are authentic and can be proven via a call to former institutions. This is to state that most marketers depend on internships and short-term contracts to prove their capabilities whereas engineers are valued on the success of their previous projects. When keenly analyzed, differences in professional qualifications translate into justified differences in salaries between marketers and engineers as learnt in the report.

Academic qualifications is another difference which justifies why engineers are earning more than marketers in the organization. An engineer spends a minimum of six years in a higher learning institution and this number could vary with reference to the engineering course involved. For instance, mechanical engineers take six years at school whereas an aviation engineer could take more than six years depending on the level of practice. On the other hand, one requires a business course – which takes three or four years in a higher learning institution – to become a qualified marketer. A series of short-term internships enhance the academic qualification of a marketer with regards to field experience. Academic qualifications of engineers allow them to operate at the backend of an organization whereas marketers are focused on frontend operations. This is an imminent difference which accounts for a higher salary among engineers than marketers in the organization.

The above analysis illustrates that engineers and marketers cannot be categorized under the same category of salaries. Professional qualifications of an engineer are more complex and take a long period of internship for one to be qualified and licensed to practice. This is not to degrade marketing as a profession which plays an important operational role in the organization. Academic qualification describes a key factor in deciding a salary category for an employee. Engineering students spend more than five academic years in a higher learning institution whereas marketing spends a maximum of four years to qualify as a marketer. This difference is key in illustrating the imminent differences in salaries that leaked as noted in the confidential report.