Greater Philadelphia had average wage growth of 2.3 percent between November 2017 and November 2018, which is below the national average of 2.6 percent and the lowest among the nation’s 10 largest metropolitan areas, writes Clara Lefton for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The data was presented in a report by Glassdoor. It tracks pay increases and declines across numerous industries in the nation’s 10 largest metros.
“With wages rising to attract increasingly scarce workers, this sustained pay growth is a positive indicator that the labor market remains strong,” said Glassdoor economist Dan Zhao.
In Greater Philadelphia, bank tellers received the biggest pay increase at 8.8 percent.
Next are maintenance workers with six percent and cashiers at 5.5 percent. Rounding out the Top Five are pharmacy technicians and solutions architects, both with just more than five percent.
On the opposite end of the scale, project managers saw a decrease of five percent, followed by producers with a 3.5 percent decrease and insurance agents, who dropped 0.8 percent.
Read more in the Philadelphia Business Journal here.