Financial executives don’t anticipate bonus levels will differ much this year compared to 2012, says a survey by Robert Half. Further, at companies where bonuses will change, they are more likely to fall than rise. Only eight per cent of chief financial officers (CFOs) at firms that offer bonuses said their bonus levels in 2013 will increase over last year, compared to a slightly higher 12 per cent of respondents who expect a decline. Sixty-two per cent of executives foresee no changes. Changes to bonus levels are projected to vary by industry. Manufacturing, the sector with the largest percentage of CFOs, has 33 per cent expecting to pay lower bonuses. Whereas workers in wholesale and transportation are likely to receive bigger bonuses, with 17 and 14 per cent of CFOs in those sectors, respectively, anticipating increases this year.
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