When searching for a new job, there are many factors to consider: How are the benefits? Is the office culture a good fit? And most importantly, does it pay well? As for that last question, straight salaries aren’t the only numbers you should be looking at. It’s also important to weigh a job’s potential for wage growth over time.
To that end, Glassdoor recently calculated the 13 jobs that saw the biggest increases in median base pay between June 2015 and June 2016. Positions in marketing, healthcare, and sales all saw above-average salary raises over the past year. The job that received the biggest boost was certified nursing assistant. The median starting pay rose to $50,000 in 2016 from $45,000 in 2015—a jump of 11 percent compared to last year’s national average of 2.5 percent.
Sales managers saw similar growth with an 11 percent uptick from $66,040 in 2015 to $73,000 in 2016. Behind them, implementation consultant salaries rose from $70,000 to $75,000 and recruiters’ salaries rose from $42,000 to $45,000. Other jobs that broke the top 10 included registered nurse, media planner, data analyst, and admissions representative.
Of course, overall averages like these don’t apply to every part of the country. If room for growth is a top priority on your on job hunt, it’s also worth looking at the individual economies of your city and state.
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