14 Apr 2016 Fastest Growing Mid-Sized Metro Private Sector Salaries of 2015 found in Cape Coral-FL, Oxnard-CA, North Port-FL; Highest Salaries in Bridgeport-CT, New Haven-CT, Santa Rosa-CA
Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics illuminates which mid-sized metros have the fastest growing private sector salaries. Growth is measured by the percentage change in average annual salary between Dec. 2014 and Dec. 2015. Headlight Data ranks salary growth for the 52 mid-sized metros (500,000 – 1,000,000 people) in the U.S.
In 2015, U.S. private sector salaries grew 2.6%. Among mid-sized metros, the highest percentage growth is found in Cape Coral-CA (9.4%). Oxnard-CA (8.7%), North Port-FL (8.7%) and Ogden-UT (8.6%) follow. Other mid-sized metros with rapidly growing salaries are Knoxville-TN, Lakeland-FL and Akron-OH.
Eleven mid-sized metros saw salaries decline. Toledo-OH (-2.8%), Worcester-MA (-2.1%), and Columbia-SC (-1.9%) ranked lowest for growth.
In 2015, the average annual salary in the U.S. was $52,000. The highest salaries among mid-sized metros are found in Bridgeport-CT ($71,000), New Haven-CT ($59,000) and Santa Rose-CA ($58,000). The metros with the lowest salaries are McAllen-TX ($34,000), El Paso-TX ($35,000) and Deltona-FL ($39,000).
Research, analysis and content developed by Headlight Data. Original data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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