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22 Oct 2015

U.S. Real Median Wage Shows No Increase Since 2005; Highest Wage Growth Found in New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and DC; High-Wage Earners Did Best in San Jose; Low-Wage Earners Did Best in New Orleans

The real median wage in the U.S. has not increased from 2005 to 2014, falling 0.2% after accounting for inflation.  Looking at wage performance across the spectrum of wage levels, Ultra-High Wage Earners enjoyed the fastest growing wages (+5.9% at the 90th percentile) and Low-Wage...