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Which US jobs experienced biggest pay hikes in 2023?

Certain US jobs experienced unusually substantial wage rises over last year, driven by robust labour market

By Web Desk
January 02, 2024
The US added 336,000 new jobs in September from an upwardly revised 227,000 in August. — X/@bloomberg
The US added 336,000 new jobs in September from an upwardly revised 227,000 in August. — X/@bloomberg

The average weekly wage for workers in the United States increased by 1.7% between 2019 and 2023, despite rising costs for everything from groceries to rent, as per the government labour statistics.

According to a recent survey by compensation data firm Payscale, certain jobs experienced unusually substantial wage rises over the last year, driven by a robust labour market. 

These ten jobs, together with their median salary, have the fastest compensation growth in 2023 when compared to the previous year. Based on replies from over 3,500 employees in 15 different job titles, the analysis was conducted.

Assistant manager, customer service

2023 wage growth: 24%

Median pay: $44,200

Hairstylist

2023 wage growth: 22%

Median pay: $34,300

Master plumber

2023 wage growth: 21%

Median pay: $82,700

Automotive body repairer

2023 wage growth: 21%

Median pay: $52,100

Job coach

2023 wage growth: 21%

Median pay: $46,600

Audio/visual technician

2023 wage growth: 20%

Median pay: $57,100

Animator

2023 wage growth: 19%

Median pay: $71,400

Fitness coach

2023 wage growth: 19%

Median pay: $51,100

Roofer

2023 wage growth: 19%

Median pay: $51,700

General manager

2023 wage growth: 18%

Median pay: $70,700