01 Nov 2016 High-Wage Earners Gained Most This Past Decade in San Jose, Washington DC and San Francisco; Low-Wage Earners Gained Most in New Orleans
At the High Wage level (75th percentile), the metros that generated the most wage growth were San Jose (+17%), Washington DC (+11%) and San Francisco (+11%). Detroit had the largest wage decrease (-8%), followed by Grand Rapids (-4%) and Memphis (-1%).
At the Low Wage level (25th Percentile), only 13 of the 53 largest metros saw wages grow from 2005 to 2015. New Orleans had the highest wage growth (7%), followed by Pittsburgh (5%) and San Antonio (5%). Wages decreased the most in Detroit (-12%), Grand Rapids (-12%) and Atlanta (-9%).
At the Ultra-High Wage level (90th Percentile), 50 of the 53 largest metros saw wages grow from 2005 to 2015. San Francisco had the highest wage growth (17%), followed by San Jose (15%) and Seattle (15%). Wages decreased the most in Grand Rapids (-4%), Detroit (-3%) and Memphis (-1%).
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