America's Fastest-Growing Salaries

Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer

Money isn't everything in a career, but for many people, it's the driving force behind their decision to stay in a current job, search for a new one, or accept or decline a job offer.

Looking for a job with an adequate salary is difficult. It depends on the current job market -- which today is not great -- where you live, your skill set, your experience level and, perhaps most importantly, your job duties.

Here are 20 jobs projected to have high salary growth this year, according to data from CBSalary.com and SalaryExpert.com. The percentage listed for each occupation is the amount the salary increased compared to last year's salary. The list is based on an analysis of data from the Occupational Employment Statistics provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and ongoing surveys conducted by Salary Expert*.