Since the re-wire it has been 1 to 2% average with less than 1% to zero not uncommon for lower management to non-management. For mid-range management, minimal, but minimal increase on a $150 - 200,000 base is still 20 times greater than the rest of the employees. For upper level executives, just check out the proxy material from one year to the next. Pay particular attention to the change in equity comp benefits and cash bonus. The Executives defintiely take care of themselves and after a few years of underwater stock options, changed to restricted stock units, which have no downside. The cash bonus remains consistent even in poor performance years. Interesting that a tough economy results is tightening up everywhere BUT the executive offices, which have prospered. (and please, no replies about how "hard" these executives have worked to eek out the numbers, everyone knows it was primarily a result of squeezing the store labor.) Austerity is not success, it is survival and a desparate measure. Why should it be rewarded?