These 7 Jobs Offer the Biggest Salary Increases Each Year

salary increasesLanding a great job  with a solid salary, not to mention annual salary increases, is really important to your career.

Are you on a path that will not only lead to promotions title and responsibility wise but also salary wise?

CareerCast has identified those jobs with  great potential for salary increases. To compile the list, they analyzed rates of median salary growth over the past five years. They looked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics data on national wage averages by percentile as well.

The jobs with the most growth were not surprisingly found to be in the technology field. The demand and high pay growth for computer system analyst jobs, for example. Those high impact positions have continued to grow exponentially since 2013. Computer Systems Analysts are no longer just run of the mill IT jobs; they’re among the highest potential. We also see a huge jump for online sales managers because, well, everybody is shopping online.

But keep in mind: high salary growth rate and overall highest paying jobs are do not necessarily overlap.

Kyle Kensing of CareerCast said, “For example, careers with high entry-point wages do not necessarily grow from median to upper wage earning levels. Similarly, some high paying jobs did not grow as much in median pay over since the 2013 Jobs Rated report.”

Still, employers have trouble filling many of jobs that have the potential for high salary increases. There are over 1,000 job openings for Physician Assistants, for example. There are also over 700 listings for Information Security Analysts. One last example: there are about 600 openings for Software Developers on CareerCast.com.

Do want a job that will lead to major salary increases over the next decade? Then check out these jobs…

Computer Systems Analyst

Annual Median Salary: $87,220
Wage Growth from 2013: 9.3%
Wage Growth to 90th Percentile: 57.9%
Hiring Outlook: 21%

Information Security Analyst

Annual Median Salary: $92,600
Wage Growth from 2013: N/A
Wage Growth to 90th Percentile: 59%
Hiring Outlook: 18%

Mathematician

Annual Median Salary: $105,810
Wage Growth from 2013: 4.4%
Wage Growth to 90th Percentile: 51.5%
Hiring Outlook: 21%

Online Sales Manager

Annual Median Salary: $117,960
Wage Growth from 2013: 33.7%
Wage Growth to 90th Percentile: 42.7%
Hiring Outlook: 5%

Operations Research Analyst

Annual Median Salary: $79,200
Wage Growth from 2013: N/A
Wage Growth to 90th Percentile: 67.5%
Hiring Outlook: 30%

Physician Assistant

Annual Median Salary: $101,480
Wage Growth from 2013: 13.9%
Wage Growth to 90th Percentile: 40.1%
Hiring Outlook: 30%

Software Developer

Annual Median Salary: $102,280
Wage Growth from 2013: 14.8%
Wage Growth to 90th Percentile: 54%
Hiring Outlook: 17%

 

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