These jobs are experiencing great salary growth
Looking to grow your income? New data shows people in these top jobs saw salaries skyrocket in recent years.
Watching your salary tick up can sometimes seem a lot like watching grass grow or paint dry—it can take some time.
Overall, median yearly salaries increased from $45,790 to $49,630 (or 8.4%) from 2012 to 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Meanwhile, during that same time frame, people in certain occupations saw their salaries increase anywhere between 9.7% and 35.5%—faster than you can say, “I deserve a pay raise.”
Recently, personal finance technology company SmartAsset used BLS data to calculate the jobs with the largest income growth between 2012 and 2016. The majority of the occupations are found in the health-care sector, including orthodontists (No. 1) and anesthesiologists (No. 2), but the list also includes a few surprises in finance and aviation.
While orthodontists may have the highest pay increases by the number (they made $42,460 more in 2016 than they did in 2012), personal finance advisors and genetic counselors saw the biggest boosts percentage-wise,, with their incomes increasing more than 30% during the four-year period.
We then looked to see which companies and cities have the most openings for these top jobs on Monster right now. Check out the full list below to see which jobs are experiencing the biggest income increases. Oh, and if you don’t see your job on the list, be sure to read how you can negotiate a pay raise to get the salary you deserve.
Average yearly salary: $228,780
Salary change from 2012 to 2016: $42,460 (or 22.8%)
Average yearly salary: $269,600
Salary change from 2012 to 2016: $36,770 (or 15.8%)
3. Personal finance advisors
Average yearly salary: $123,100
Salary change from 2012 to 2016: $32,280 (or 35.5%)
4. Postsecondary health specialties teachers
Average yearly salary: $125,430
Salary change from 2012 to 2016: $25,060 (or 25%)
5. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers
Average yearly salary: $152,770
Salary change from 2012 to 2016: $24,010 (or 18.6%)
Average yearly salary: $200,220
Salary change from 2012 to 2016: $22,700 (or 12.8%)
Average yearly salary: $252,910
Salary change from 2012 to 2016: $22,370 (or 9.7%)
8. Compensation and benefits managers
Average yearly salary: $126,900
Salary change from 2012 to 2016: $20,980 (or 19.8%)
9. Family and general practitioners
Average yearly salary: $200,810
Salary change from 2012 to 2016: $19,960 (or 11%)
10. Genetic counselors
Average yearly salary: $74,960
Salary change from 2012 to 2016: $19,140 (or 34.3%)
Keep your wages up
No matter what industry you're in, your wages will always be top of mind. To stay competitive, it helps to know who's hiring and what they could potentially offer you—regardless of whether or not you're actively looking for a new job. Need some help with that? Join Monster today. As a member, you can upload up to five versions of your resume—each tailored to the types of jobs that interest you. Recruiters search Monster every day looking to fill top jobs with qualified candidates, just like you. The fact is, you don't know what better offers are out there unless you actually put yourself out there. What do you have to lose?