People With These 20 Jobs Got the Biggest Pay Raises Over the Past 12 Months

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By Jacquelyn Smith

We all hope to see our paychecks grow every year, but for many, raises are few and far between -- or they're so small they hardly make a difference. In fact, the national average for salary increase is 2.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But that's certainly not the case for everyone.

To find out who saw the biggest spikes in salary over the past 12 months, Glassdoor looked at total pay data (which includes base pay, tips, commissions, bonuses, and all other forms of pay) for people in all professions and pinpointed the 20 jobs for which people reported the most significant growth between September 2014 and September 2015.

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For a job title to be eligible for the report, it had to have at least 500 salary reports shared by US-based employees on Glassdoor between September 2013 and today.