24 Jobs With Rising Salaries

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The economy is acting strange, to put it lightly, and the only certainty anyone has regarding the job market is that things will fluctuate. If you're searching for a job during these finicky times, all you want is a little guidance. Although having a job is good, having a job that pays well is even better.

Regardless of the economy's state, people want to work in a job where they grow and will be compensated accordingly. The past is a good indicator of where the future might take certain industries and salaries.

In an effort to help you find a job with a salary that could continue to increase, here's a list of industries that have seen continuous wage increases over the last three years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Under each industry are jobs that constitute a substantial portion of that field's workforce, accompanied by their mean annual salaries.


Wireless telecommunications services

1. Computer support specialists

Salary: $45,300*


2. Computer systems analysts

Salary: $75,890


3. Network systems and data communications analysts

Salary: $70,760


4. Electronics engineers, except computer

Salary: $85,550


5. First-line supervisors / managers of retail sales workers

Salary: $39,210


Amusement parks and arcades

6. Security guards

Salary: $24,880


7. Restaurant cooks<

Salary: $24,220


8. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

Salary: $20,110


9. Amusement and recreation attendants

Salary: $17,070


10. General maintenance and repair workers

Salary: $31,830


Audio and video equipment manufacturing

11. Engineering managers

Salary: $117,670


12. Electrical and electronic engineering technicians

Salary: $45,890


13. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

Salary: $27,020


14. Laborers and freight, stock and material movers

Salary: $24,790


Computer and software stores

15. Computer, automated teller and office machine repairers

Salary: $34,330


16. Customer service representatives

Salary: $28,930


Natural gas production and distribution

17. Electrical power-line installers and repairer

Salary: $66,270


18. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Salary: $51,870


19. Meter readers, utilities

Salary: $37,970


20. Home appliance repairers

Salary: $52,270


Finance and insurance

21. Financial analysts

Salary: $90,010


22. Personal financial advisors

Salary: $90,970


23. Securities, commodities and financial services sales agents

Salary: $90,570


24. Tellers

Salary: $23,570



*Salaries based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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