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Jobs Report: These 10 Jobs Are Seeing the Largest Wage Increases

Karl Utermohlen

The 2019 Glassdoor jobs report was released today and it revealed that wages are finally going up for low-wage workers.

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The U.S. Labor Department said today that the average hourly earnings grew 3% year-over-year, marking the ninth straight month to experience this growth. Wage growth is at its highest for the lowest 25% of earners thanks in large part to recent increases to minimum wages.

This figure is being fueled in large part to a tightening labor market, pushing employers to pay their workers more as the competition is doing the same. “Job openings are like a crystal ball into employer expectations of the US economy,” Daniel Zhao, a senior economist at Glassdoor, said in a release.

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“Employers can open or close job postings instantly in response to fast-changing economic trends or world events,” he added.

Here are the 10 fastest-growing jobs, according to the Glassdoor list:

  • Web Developers: Pay increase of 3.5% year-over-year from $64,912 to $67,158.
  • Security Officers: Pay increase of 3.6% over the same span from $34,419 to $35,646.
  • Machine Operators: Pay increase of 4% year-over-year from $38,347 to $39,870.
  • Office Managers: Pay increase of 4.2% year-over-year from $46,108 to $48,060.
  • Cashiers: Pay increase of 4.6% from $26,590 to $27,821.
  • Truck Drivers: Pay increase of 4.6% from $53,283 to $55,741.
  • Bank Tellers: Pay increase of 4.6% from $30,506 to $31,915.
  • Material Handlers: Pay increase of 4.9% from $35,613 to $37,350.
  • Pharmacy Technicians: Pay increase of 7.4% from $29,422 to $31,609.
  • Bartenders: Pay increase of 9.6% from $32,225 to $35,309.

Forecasts suggest that more low-paying jobs will experience wage increases moving forward.

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