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Top Jobs with Fastest Pay Growth

According to job and recruiting site Glassdoor, the annual median base pay in the United States grew 1.0 percent year over year (YOY) in February 2018 to $51,975. The Glassdoor Local Pay Reports show pay growth is up from a revised 0.6 percent growth last month. Pay growth peaked more than a year ago in January 2017 at a revised 3.4 percent.

The biggest declines in YOY pay growth in February included bartender (down 6.8 percent to $29,969), professor (down 2.9 percent to $87,067), maintenance worker (down 2.4 percent to $39,490) and quality engineer (down 2.0 percent to $70,485).

 Jobs with the Fastest Pay Growth

Rank

Job Title

% Wage Growth YoY
(Feb 2017-Feb 2018)

Median Base Pay

1

Delivery Driver

5.4%

$43,771

2

Restaurant Cook

4.6%

$29,034

3

Financial Advisor

4.4%

$54,906

4

Truck Driver

4.4%

$53,932

5

Bank Teller

4.1%

$29,398

6

Medical Technologist

3.9%

$54,582

7

Network Engineer

3.6%

$71,103

8

Attorney

3.4%

$99,270

9

Web Developer

3.2%

$65,013

10

Field Engineer

3.0%

$71,805

For a list of jobs with the biggest pay declines, visit the Glassdoor Economic Research blog.