Special Report

Industries Where People Got the Biggest Raises

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25. Scientific research and development services
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +7.4%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $116,920
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: +5.8%
> Total employment, 2021: 795,910

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24. Petroleum and coal products manufacturing
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +7.4%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $84,760
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: -5.1%
> Total employment, 2021: 103,260

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23. Office administrative services
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +7.4%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $74,120
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: -2.4%
> Total employment, 2021: 486,170

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22. School and employee bus transportation
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +7.6%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $42,160
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: +4.8%
> Total employment, 2021: 178,190

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21. Restaurants and other eating places
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +7.7%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $29,670
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: +4.6%
> Total employment, 2021: 9,431,910

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