These 10 US cities saw the biggest wage increases in October

Every month, job review site Glassdoor sifts through the troves of data submitted by its users to see make sense of the labor market.

Across the board, U.S. workers saw a 1.6 percent jump in October compared to the previous year, but in some cities that growth was over 2 percent.

"U.S. wage growth is steady but slow. We've seen incremental increases over the past few months after a slight decline of U.S. median pay over the summer months," said Glassdoor’s chief economist Andrew Chamberlain. "While we are still well below the 3.5 percent pay growth rate of January, I am encouraged by the slight salary increases recorded since August and anticipate growth to continue to accelerate through the end of the year."

While the data isn’t official — government numbers were released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday — the results provide an insight to which metro areas were seeing the biggest wage growth,  and by how much.

Here are the 10 U.S. cities where paychecks are growing the quickest:

10 US cities that saw the biggest wage increases in October
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10 US cities that saw the biggest wage increases in October

10. Houston

Year-over-year wage growth: 0.0%

Median base pay: $54,136


9. Philadelphia

Year-over-year wage growth: 0.4%

Median base pay: $54,142


8. Washington, D.C.

Year-over-year wage growth: 1.1%

Median base pay: $58,676


7. Atlanta

Year-over-year wage growth: 1.3%

Median base pay: $52,710


6. New York City

Year-over-year wage growth: 1.4%

Median base pay: $60,294


5. Chicago

Year-over-year wage growth: 1.7% 

Median base pay: $55,659


4. Boston

Year-over-year wage growth: 1.7% 

Median base pay: $58,504


3. Los Angeles

Year-over-year wage growth: 2.0% 

Median base pay: $59,478

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2. Seattle

Year-over-year wage growth: 2.1%

Median base pay:  $60,333


1. San Francisco

Year-over-year wage growth: 2.1%

Median base pay: $68,023



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