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July 14, 2009

No kidding

Filed under: Oracle — Tags: — kkempf @ 10:52 am

I received this email from the “Oracle Certification Program” today, regarding a salary survey which I didn’t particpate in, and found it amusing.

July 2009 Register | Contact Us

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who participated in our salary survey. We are busy working to compile, summarize and publish the results. The information will be available through the Oracle certification website and I’ll let you know through the Oracle Certification Blog when it is ready.

In the meantime however, I’d like to share some pre-release details that are interesting:

1. Certified professionals earn over 13% more than their non-certified counterparts.
2. Years of experience in a role makes a big difference in overall compensation.
3. Pay between various job roles (architect, developer, administrator) can be markedly different.
4. Professionals who have earned more than one Oracle certification earn more than those who hold one, and typically – the more certifications that you hold, the more likely you are to earn more.

I’ll discuss specific results in more detail when the salary survey results become available, and give my perspective on what it means to certification-holders and those considering certification.

I look forward to your comments and thoughts!


Paul Sorensen | Director, Oracle Certification

Wow. No kidding. The Director of Oracle Certification has concluded that certified professionals make more money, and the more certification you have, the more money you make. In yet another amazing revelation, he states the longer you’ve been doing the job, the more money you make. In one final observation, I’ve observed that the more certifications you have, the more money Oracle makes.

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