20 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Raises

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shutterstock_312389204Thinking about a new job? Before you start your job search, you may want to consider a job that’s among those seeing the biggest jumps in total pay over the past year.

To help, Glassdoor is here with our newest report on the 20 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Raises, identifying the top 20 jobs where total pay has increased the most over the past year. Salaries for these 20 jobs have grown 3 – 10% over the past year, all above the national average for salary increase (2.2%), according to BLS.

As part of this report, we include the total pay for each job title for 2015 and 2014, the percentage increase in total pay, and the number of job openings.

Check out the top 20 results:

  1. Business Systems Analyst
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 83,300
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 75,554
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 10%
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,803
  1. Security Officer
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 24,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 22,460
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 7%
  • Number of Job Openings: 5,198
  1. Sales Consultant
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 49,008
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 45,945
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 7%
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,169
  1. Pharmacy Technician
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 26,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 24,500
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 6%
  • Number of Job Openings: 14,318
  1. Barista
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 23,600
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 22,249
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 6%
  • Number of Job Openings: 997
  1. Customer Service Manager
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 34,780
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 33,051
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 5%
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,034
  1. Certified Nursing Assistant
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 25,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 23,840
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 5%
  • Number of Job Openings: 9,734
  1. Financial Analyst
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 71,550
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 68,397
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 5%
  • Number of Job Openings: 5,544
  1. Systems Analyst
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 80,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 76,575
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,796
  1. Research Scientist
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 85,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 81,680
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
  • Number of Job Openings: 597
  1. Programmer Analyst
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 79,638
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 76,575
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,314
  1. Personal Banker
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 41,861
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 40,373
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,063
  1. Branch Manager
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 63,500
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 61,260
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 4%
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,018
  1. Research Associate
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 51,948
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 50,233
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,012
  1. Project Engineer
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 75,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 72,542
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,323
  1. Cashier
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 18,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 17,420
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 16,375
  1. Cook
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 20,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 19,400
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 9,159
  1. Web Developer
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 68,407
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 66,365
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,688
  1. Network Engineer
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 87,903
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 85,360
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,621
  1. Software Engineer
  • 2015 Total Pay: $ 105,000
  • 2014 Total Pay: $ 102,100
  • % Increase from 2014 to 2015: 3%
  • Number of Job Openings: 23,859

Job Search Tip: Before your next job interview, search for the job’s salary on Glassdoor. You can search for salaries by company and job title, and can view the local and national average to make sure you’re negotiating a fair compensation.

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Methodology: For a job title to be considered for Glassdoor’s report on the 20 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Raises, job titles must have at least 500 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees on Glassdoor for 2015 (9/11/14-9/10/15) and 2014 (9/11/13-9/10/14), respectively. Salary reports represent total pay, which includes base pay, tips, commissions, bonuses and all other forms of pay reported. Job openings represent active job listings on Glassdoor as of 9/10/15. Rankings represent percentages beyond the thousandth, and percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number for simplicity of reporting. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles.


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