Inspired by Hirelite’s blog post on What Developers Think When You Say Rock Star, I got to thinking about the value of being a rock star in other industries.  Since I happen to work around more than a handful of social media type people, I wondered what the value of being a rock star social media person is compared to just a regular social media person.  Turns out, being a rock star social media person will net you about an extra $22,000 dollars a month compared to just being a regular social media person.*  So, all you social media gurus out there, start working on upgrading your rock star skills.  Your kids college funds will thank you for it.

 

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*The impact of being a rock star social media person has no observed impact on douchiness over regular social media professionals.

Data from SimplyHired salary surveys for rock star social media people and regular social media people.

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