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25 Jobs With the Fastest-Rising Wages

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25. Family medicine physicians
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +10.1%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $235,930
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: +4.4%
> Total employment, 2021: 102,930

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24. Physicists
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +10.1%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $151,580
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: +23.9%
> Total employment, 2021: 20,020

23. Astronomers
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +10.4%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $139,410
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: +1.0%
> Total employment, 2021: 1,930

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22. Fabric and apparel patternmakers
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +10.7%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $64,070
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: -31.0%
> Total employment, 2021: 3,220

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21. Shoe and leather workers and repairers
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +10.8%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $34,890
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: -23.8%
> Total employment, 2021: 5,620

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