10 Aug 2016 Fastest Growing Mid-Sized Metro Salaries of 2015 Found In Modesto, Omaha, Stockton; Highest Salaries In Bridgeport, Durham, New Haven
Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show the mid-sized 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 52 mid-sized metros (500,000 up to 1,000,000 people) in the U.S.
U.S wage growth in 2015 was 3.1%. The mid-sized metros with the fastest growing wage in 2015 were Modesto (5.1%), Omaha (4.7%), Stockton (4.3%), Madison (4.1%), and Oxnard (4%).
Meanwhile, the mid-sized metros with the slowest growing wage were Durham (0.9%), Bakersfield (1%), Boise City (1%), Jackson (1.2%), and Tulsa (1.3%).
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In 2015, the average annual salary in the U.S. was $53,000. The highest salaries among mid-sized metros were in Bridgeport ($85,000), Durham ($60,000) and New Haven ($55,000). The ones with the lowest salaries were McAllen ($33,000), El Paso ($36,500) and Deltona ($37,000).
Research, analysis and content developed by Headlight Data. Original data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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