Special Report

Industries Where People Got the Biggest Raises


To determine the industries where workers got the biggest raises, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed industry-specific data on wages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program. Industries were ranked based on the percentage change in real average annual wage from May 2020 to May 2021. 

Industries were classified at the fourth level of detail in the North American Industry Classification System code. Data on total employment also came from the BLS OEWS. Industries classified as “other” in a specific industry were not considered.

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