If you describe the typical salary in the company, which measure will you use - mean, median or mode? Explain your answer.
If you are the recruiting officer for the company and want to make a good impression on prospective employees, what would you tell them?
Source: Journal Writing in the Mathematics Classroom (Secondary)
Feedback to Responses (18 May 2010)
Most of the respondents have given very sound and good reasons on the choice to describe the typical salary, i.e. using MODE.
However, you may want to think deeper for the second part of the question. Is mean the best option?