Pay

  • Wage Increases for U.S. Workers Not Keeping Up With Inflation

    Wage Increases for U.S. Workers Not Keeping Up With Inflation

    Despite the weak economic recovery, workers are likely to see a pay raise next year -- though a modest one -- a new survey of employers suggests. Employees can expect, on average, base pay to rise 3 percent next year, according to the 2011/2012 U.S. Compensation Planning Survey, released this week by Mercer, a... Continue Reading

  • Five Industries With the Fastest-Growing Pay

    Five Industries With the Fastest-Growing Pay

    As the economy perks up, wages in many industries are reviving, some faster than others. There are steady pay improvements in strong sectors, like health care, but what about the beleaguered finance and insurance industry? Wages there are actually showing signs of life, too, according to research from online... Continue Reading

  • Employees Expect Less Layoffs, More Pay In Months Ahead

    Employees Expect Less Layoffs, More Pay In Months Ahead

    In a pleasant sign that things are improving ever so slightly in the job market, more than a third of employees actually expect to get a pay raise in the next year, and a majority of those working feel confident they won't be laid off in the next six months. The sentiments could be an indicator that things are... Continue Reading