WorldatWork released top level results from its annual salary budget survey yesterday, data which features the actual 2012 and projected 2013 salary increase practices of over 4,200 respondents worldwide.
For the U.S., on the surface, things aren't projected to change much. Given our persistent high unemployment and continued economic challenges, it probably comes as a surprise to no one that we expect to continue hovering around the 3% level.
Canada and the European countries reported join the U.S. in predicting continued low salary growth (outdone in this regard only by Japan, which comes in at the lowest among the nations surveyed). India and China, again not a surprise, report the highest levels of increase -- although one wonders whether they will sustain those trajectories (and indeed, their 2013 projections suggest some softening) in the face of the growth challenges faced by both countries.
More details and the top level WorldatWork report itself can be found here.