DecCoverMoney speaks, apparently. The 2011 Compensation Survey was the most popular article on in 2012. However, the annual survey covers more than the average salary of the year.

More than 1,000 people responded to last year’s survey. The survey charted average salaries according to location, title, and education. It also surveyed job satisfaction and employee benefits.

Tools like this prove invaluable to those in the field, whether or not someone is looking for a job.

For the updated version of the annual compensation survey, click here to read the new, recently released 2012 Compensation Survey in the December 2012 issue (pictured).