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cnn

Cities with the biggest pay hikes

"While the average worker in the U.S. saw their wages rise 2.5% over the past year, workers in these five cities saw a much bigger bump, according to PayScale."

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gw

Wages increase in Q2 after slight dip, but tech salaries cool off

"U.S. salaries are back on the uprise after a slight dip last quarter, according to Seattle-based salary data company PayScale, which found that U.S. earnings grew 0.5 percent from Q1 2013.”"

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hbj

Houston salaries slide again

"After three years in which salary levels barely budged, they’ve been surging for four consecutive quarters."

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cfo

Employee Pay Spikes Nationwide

"Houston's wages sunk slightly for the second consecutive quarter, down 0.1 percent as a pay dip hit two of the city's dominant industries - energy and health care..."

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recruiter

Oil, Technology, Biotech See Salary Decreases

"The recently released PayScale Index for Q1 2013 shows that the economy has experienced its first wage decreases in three years."

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us news

Survey: Surprise Drop in Pay Across 15 Industries

"The economy doesn't usually boom when pay is falling, so a new survey showing a surprising drop in compensation may be yet another sign of a slowdown."

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yahoo

Survey: Surprise Drop in Pay Across 15 Industries

"The economy doesn't usually boom when pay is falling, so a new survey showing a surprising drop in compensation may be yet another sign of a slowdown."

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inc

Small Business Wages on the Rise

"While wages dropped in several sectors in the first quarter of 2013, small businesses were a bright spot."

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cnn

5 jobs with biggest pay hikes

"Wages hit a speed bump in the first quarter, according to PayScale, but pay was still up 3.5% year over year. These 5 professions saw even bigger raises than that."

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bi

Employees' Paychecks Are Getting Bigger In These Cities

"According to a recently released Payscale Index, Houston, Seattle, Boston, Riverside and Dallas showed the biggest wage increases in the past year."

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us news

Energy Industry Continues to Lead Nation in Wage Growth

"The booming energy industry isn't just padding the bank accounts of Big Oil. Workers, too, are reaping the rewards of the resurgence in domestic oil and gas production."

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hp

Media And Publishing Jobs See Largest Wage Growth Since 2006

"Despite recent budgetary concerns surrounding the so-called fiscal cliff, U.S. wages appear to be growing -- even in industries where you wouldn’t expect it."

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bi

Right Now Is The Best Time To Work At A Small Company

"Giant companies like Google and Goldman Sachs get a lot of attention for their killer perks and elite status culture for workers. But if you're focused on moving your way up the income ladder quickly, a smaller company is the best choice right now."

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bi

Here Are The Jobs With The Biggest Wage Growth Right Now

"Those in the creative field still have a chance to make a living doing what they love. According to a wage index released today by Payscale, media and publishing jobs experienced the largest growth in wages in the past year."

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atl

The Top 20 U.S. Metros for Year-End 2012 Pay Increases

"The December jobs report released Friday showed little improvement in the overall American economy since November. The unemployment rate remained at 7.8 percent and just over 150,000 jobs were added, not a particularly thrilling start to the new year."

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atl

Revenge of the Geeks: The Tech Guys Are Winning the Recovery

"Wages are rising faster for tech and IT workers than any other job category, according to a new report from PayScale. And cities with a strong tech backbone are outpacing the rest of the country in wage growth."

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cnn

Oil workers win big as U.S. wages climb

"Big pay hikes in the energy industry have helped fuel the biggest jump in U.S. wages in more than five years, according to an industry report released Wednesday."

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bi

There's An Unprecedented, Bullish Trend Hidden In Payscale's Wage Index

"The headline number shows a modest recovery. Annual growth is the highest in three years, up 3 percent year over year. But there's a bullish trend happening for the first time, according to lead economist Katie Bardaro."

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gw

Tech workers making more money, new research shows

"Using data on all private-sector, full-time employees, PayScale found that annual growth in wages is the highest in three years, and especially high for jobs in the IT sector, in the Seattle region and at small companies."

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atl

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

"America's job machine remains stuck and wages have been slow to recover from the crisis. But wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter released by PayScale, a Seattle-based employee compensation data company."

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cnbc

Show Me the Money: Wage Growth Hits Three-Year High

"'Things are looking good,' said Katie Bardaro, the lead economist for PayScale. 'For the first time in a while, people can start to feel confident about where the economy is heading.'"

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atl

Wages Are on the Rise in US Cities

"The good news comes from PayScale, a company that focuses on compensation data and has the world's largest database of individual employee compensation files. Their updated PayScale Index shows that wages in the largest metros are on the rise."

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hp

How to Negotiate a Raise

"PayScale.com recently released its quarterly index on compensation trends and found that average salaries are increasing, not decreasing. What's more, employee confidence may be improving when it comes to fattening paychecks."

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vv

Restaurant Industry Creates 560,000 Jobs in the Past Two Years

"While the industry is growing, wage growth for its employees is declining, according to the PayScale Index. The organization reports that the food-services industry had the only negative wage growth in 2012 among all industries monitored."

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gw

Salaries rebound as Seattle leads US in wage growth

"Is it finally time to wave goodbye to the bitter recession? That's the word from a new report out from Seattle's PayScale, which found that wage levels in the U.S. have finally climbed back above the previous high period in the fourth quarter of 2008."

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bi

The 10 Cities with the Fastest-Growing Wages In America

"The PayScale Index tracks how many times private-sector wages have changed since 2006, and found that between Q4 of 2010 and Q4 of 2011, 18 metro areas saw at least some wage growth."

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hbj

Houston Area Saw 2nd Largest Paycheck Growth, Report Says

"The area experienced a 2.7 percent increase between first quarter 2011 and first quarter 2012, PayScale Inc. said in the PayScale Index for Q1 2012. The Houston area ranks second only to the Seattle area, which experienced 3.2 percent growth."

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ajc

Seattle Area No. 1 in Nation for Salary Growth

"The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue region has seen the largest salary growth in the country since this time last year, according to the Seattle-based PayScale.com payroll index."

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msnbc

If You Want More Pay Hikes, Move to These Cities

"24/7 Wall St. reviewed the five metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the PayScale Index that saw the greatest increase in salaries between 2007 and 2011 to determine why salaries are increasing in these cities the most."

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atl

Riverside, California, Is Still in an Economic Free Fall

"One of the best ways to visualize the diversity of the U.S. economy is the PayScale Index, which tracks wages by metro and occupation over the last year."

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tst

Pay Grew Modestly in 4Q

"If you were fortunate enough to have a job, 2011 was a fairly good year for many employees, according to Seattle-based PayScale, which tracks quarterly nominal changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees."

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psbj

Seattle-area average salaries outpace the nation

"According to the PayScale Index released Jan. 12, average wages in the Seattle metro area grew by 1.6 percent during 2011, compared to an average rise of 1 percent in the nation as a whole."

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pbj

Phoenix wage growth outpaces national average

"'Since mid-2010, wages have been on the rise in Phoenix,’ said Katie Bardaro, analytics manager at Seattle-based PayScale Inc."

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atl

South Florida wages have largest growth in three years

"South Florida wages had their largest growth in three years, according to the fourth quarter PayScale Index."

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atl

Employee compensation trends see upward tick

"The Fourth Quarter Compensation Index by PayScale Inc. shows wages recovering across all industries in the country's largest metro areas, including construction and manufacturing wages."

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atl

50% of All Workers Made Less than $26,000 in 2010

"But the economy isn't one giant corporation. It's thousands of giant, medium-sized, and small companies in industries that lived through very different recessions. Here's a look at pay on an industry-by-industry level from our friends at PayScale."

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sfc

PayScale Releases Third Quarter 2011 Compensation Index

"The Q3 PayScale Index shows energy and high technology wages recovering while construction and hospitality continue to suffer; Seattle, San Francisco, Boston and Houston are the stand-out cities for improved wages."

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gw

High-tech jobs drive wage increases in Seattle, San Fran

"The Seattle area led the nation in wage increases during the third quarter, buoyed by the region's strong high-tech industry, according to the a new report from PayScale. The study of the top 20 metro markets in the U.S. put Seattle on top with overall wage increases of 1.9 percent during the quarter. That was just ahead of San Francisco, which showed an increase of 1.6 percent."

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hp

10 Major Cities Where Wages Are Rising Most: Payscale.com

"The income level of the average American has taken a hit since the Great Recession, falling to a low at the end of 2009, according to recent reports. But some cities have seen marginal rises in income over the past quarter, according to Payscale.com, which tracks changes in cash compensation for employed U.S. workers in the 20 largest cities."

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fb

Worker Pay May Depend on Location

"A recent study by Payscale which ranked where workers doing the same jobs are making the most money."

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atl

Who's Winning the Lost Decade? (and Which Jobs and Cities Are Losing?)

"The more we learn about the last ten years, the more it seems like not only a Lost Decade, but a Decade of Losses. Wages didn't stagnate. They fell. And they fell especially hard for men who worked in construction and other industries surrounding the epic whirlpool of the real estate industry."

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tst

Unemployment Numbers Are Even Weaker Than They Appear

"One piece of decent news in the labor market comes from Seattle-based Payscale, which tracks the change in wages of employed Americans workers, showing trends in compensation for jobs over time. Nationally, the trend continues to be flat to weak. But Seattle, with a 1.9 percent rise in the 12 months ending in the third quarter, led the 20 metros surveyed."

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psbj

Wages Rise in Puget Sound Area at 5 Times National Pace

"Driven in part by soaring demand for tech workers, wages in the Seattle area in the third quarter grew at a rate nearly five times the national average, according to Seattle research firm PayScale Inc."

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atl

These Are The Jobs Where Pay Is Finally Recovering From The Recession

"Private sector wages grew in the third quarter at a faster rater than they have in the past three years, according to the Payscale Index."

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atl

Wages Slow to Grow for Most Workers

"Average wages have risen 1 percent or more in only six of the nation's 20 largest cities in the last 12 months. Washington barely made the list, with average pay ending the third quarter up 1 percent from a year ago, according to data from compensation tracking firm PayScale Inc."

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atl

South Florida Wages Down, But Employment Up Nationwide

"The third quarter PayScale Index reveals that South Florida wages declined, year-over-year, as industries such as real estate and construction continue to struggle."

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atl

The PayScale Index: Are Wages in the Largest Metropolitan Areas Bouncing Back?

"The PayScale Index for Q3 2011, which tracks quarterly trends in compensation, has been released and over the past year, only six of 20 major metros had wage increases of 1 percent or more."

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pbj

PayScale Index: Phoenix in Top 5 for 2Q Wage Growth

"The Seattle-based employee compensation data provider's PayScale Index found wages in the Phoenix area had an increase of 0.6 percent in second-quarter 2011 compared with the same period a year earlier."

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hbj

Houston Leads Nation in Q2 Wages, Growth Still In Check

"The city's pay index score for the second quarter increased 0.6 percent to 107.5 from 106.9 in the same quarter last year, according to figures released this week by PayScale Inc."

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dbj

DFW Wages Up Slightly in Q2, PayScale Says

"The Dallas area, which includes Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Plano and their surrounding counties, was above the national wage average and has averaged about 1 percent above the national wage growth since the first quarter of 2008, PayScale reported."

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bhr

Full-Time Healthcare Employees Saw Stable Wages in Second Quarter 2011

"The Seattle-based employee compensation data provider's PayScale Index found that Houston's wages, like the national average, had a year-over-year increase of 0.3 percent in the first three months of 2011 compared to the year-earlier period."

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ajc

Metro Wages Remain Sluggish

"Yet even for those lucky enough to have a job, the region's wages continue to lag behind salaries across the country."

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ajc

San Diego Income Rises in First Quarter

"Total income in San Diego County during the first quarter grew for the first time in nearly two years, according to a salary index maintained by PayScale, Inc..."

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ajc

Phoenix-Area Compensation On the Rise

"Compensation in greater Phoenix was up from the previous year on the PayScale Index for the first quarter of 2011, leaving the city tied at No. 4 in the nation with the Washington and the Dallas metro area."

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ajc

Atlanta Salaries Make Small Gain in Q1

"If your wallet feels a little lighter these days, that's because it is. Salaries in Atlanta dipped almost 1 percent in 2010, according to the PayScale Inc. Index."

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ajc

Houston Compensation Matches U.S. in Q1

"The Seattle-based employee compensation data provider's PayScale Index found that Houston's wages, like the national average, had a year-over-year increase of 0.3 percent in the first three months of 2011 compared to the year-earlier period."

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ajc

Get Ready for (Slightly) Fatter Paychecks

"After declining in 2009 and staying mostly flat in 2010, national average wage levels are now no higher than they were at the start of 2008, three years ago, according to a report released Tuesday by PayScale.com."

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ajc

U.S. Wages Reset to Early 2008 Levels: Boston and Seattle Fit National Trend; Detroit, San Diego, San Francisco Fare Worse

"That's all according to a national survey released today by PayScale, a Seattle-based firm that collects and organizes salary and compensation data across companies, geographies, and industries."

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ajc

Wages Stuck at 2007 Levels

"Feel like you have a little less money in your pocket? You may not be alone. A new study out from PayScale, the Seattle online compensation and salary service, shows wages remaining relatively flat for the past several quarters both nationally and in Seattle."

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