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Here are the jobs that saw the biggest pay bumps in the last year

Jeanie Ahn
Senior Producer/Reporter

Who among us isn’t looking for a nice pay raise? If you’re a nursing assistant or sales manager, you likely got one in the last year, according to a new report from Glassdoor. And lucky for you: With the average annual raise in salary a mere 2.5%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, wages are barely keeping up with inflation — and workers without pay raises are more likely to jump ship.

Glassdoor’s report ranks the jobs with the biggest boosts in pay. Salaries for these jobs have gone up more than twice the national average, at 5% to 11% over the past year.

What’s encouraging about this list is that it covers a wide range of fields, experience, and education. For example, the first job is a caregiving position as a certified nursing assistant where you don’t need a college degree to start. The second – with the same 11% rise in pay – is a sales manager where you do need 5 years of experience and a degree to get to that pay level. For a job to be considered for Glassdoor’s list, titles had to have at least 300 salary reports during the 12-month period, ending Sept. 25, 2016.

1. Certified Nursing Assistant
2016 median base pay: $50,000
2015 median base pay: $45,000
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 11%
Education: College degrees aren’t necessary, but the proper credentials through an accredited CNA program are required.

2. Sales Manager
2016 median base pay: $73,000
2015 median base pay: $66,040
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 11%
Education: Bachelor’s degree recommended

3. Implementation Consultant
2016 median base pay: $75,000
2015 median base pay: $70,000
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 7%
Education: Bachelor’s degree in IT or computer science

4. Recruiter
2016 median base pay: $45,000
2015 median base pay: $42,000
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 7%
Education: Bachelor’s degree in human resources and may need a certification as a human resources professional

5. Registered Nurse
2016 median base pay: $68,000
2015 median base pay: $63,500
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 7%
Education: Associate degree in nursing, which can be obtained through a two-year program at a junior college. They must also pass the national license exam.

6. Media Planner
2016 median base pay: $45,000
2015 median base pay: $42,164
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 7%
Education: Bachelor’s degree

7. Data Analyst
2016 median base pay: $65,000
2015 median base pay: $60,960
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 7%
Education: Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field like applied mathematics, computer science or statistics.

8. Admissions Representative
2016 median base pay: $44,745
2015 median base pay: $42,000
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 7%
Education: Bachelor’s degree

9. Claims Adjuster
2016 median base pay: $47,500
2015 median base pay: $45,000
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 6%
Education: Bachelor’s degree in finance, insurance or business and should take a pre-licensing course in order to pass the licensing exam.

10. Marketing Coordinator
2016 median base pay: $45,000
2015 median base pay: $42,672
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 6%
Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing

11. Case Manager
2016 median base pay: $45,000
2015 median base pay: $42,672
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 6%
Education: Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in human services or social work.

12. Underwriter
2016 median base pay: $60,000
2015 median base pay: $57,000
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 5%
Education: High school, attend a mandatory pre-licensure education program, and pass the SAFE Mortgage Loan Originator Test.

13. Communications Manager
2016 median base pay: $84,000
2015 median base pay: $80,000
Increase from 2015 to 2016: 5%
Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications or PR

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