Company-review and career-recruiting website Glassdoor recently released its Local Pay Reports, which outline trends, nationally and in metro areas, for full-time U.S. workers.
The Pay Reports estimate pay by job title, industry and employer size.
In its latest report, Glassdoor found that the U.S. annual median base pay reached $51,556 in August due to 2 percent wage growth. In some big cities, especially, wages grew faster: “The fastest average pay growth was in Boston in August, where median base pay for full-time workers rose by 2.4 percent from a year ago to $58,731 per year,” the site reports. “They were followed by the San Francisco metro area where average pay rose by 2.4 percent to $68,164 per year, and by Washington, D.C., where salaries rose 2.3 percent to $59,141 per year.”
Annual median base pay: $126,989
Annual median base pay: $101,930
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Annual median base pay: $93,618
Annual median base pay: $92,241
Annual median base pay: $90,693
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“Once again, three fields dominated the highest paying jobs in August: Health care, tech and professional services,” the report says. “Pharmacist, solutions architect and data scientist again topped our list as the jobs with highest U.S. median base pay.”