Average Wage Jumps Over Past 12 Months
New York, NY, Oct. 11, 2012 -- U.S. wage earners have seen the biggest average jump in earnings in five years over the last year, helped by big pay hikes in the energy industry, according to PayScale.
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The firm, which analyzes data from more than 10 million U.S. workers, said that the average U.S. worker's paycheck rose 3% over the last year and energy industry workers say pay rise by 4.9%.
That's the biggest increase since PayScale began monitoring compensation in early 2007.
Information technology workers averaged a 4.5% increase over the past 12 months.