10 Aug 2016 Fastest Growing Large Metro Salaries of 2015 Found In San Jose, Nashville, Riverside; Highest Salaries In San Jose, San Francisco, New York
Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show the large metros with the fastest growing wage levels. Growth is measured by the percentage change in average annual salary between 2014 and 2015. Headlight Data ranks salary growth for the 53 largest metros (1,000,000+ people) in the U.S.
U.S wage growth in 2015 was 3.1%. The large metros with the fastest growing wage in 2015 were San Jose (7.5%), Nashville (5.3%), Riverside (4.9%), Rochester (4.7%), and Louisville (4.2%).
Meanwhile, the large metros with the slowest growing wage were Tucson (1.2%), Houston (1.3%), Oklahoma City (1.5%), Cincinnati (1.6%), and Memphis (1.7%).
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In 2015, the average annual salary in the U.S. was $53,000. The highest salaries among large metros were in San Jose ($112,000), San Francisco ($82,000) and New York ($73,000). The ones with the lowest salaries were Riverside ($43,000), Tucson ($44,000) and Orlando ($44,000).
Research, analysis and content developed by Headlight Data. Original data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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