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36 Jobs With Wages Rising Faster Than Inflation

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21. Other building equipment contractors
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: +13.5%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $38.68
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $34.09
> Sector: Construction
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $35.00 (+5.5% in past year)

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20. Freight transportation arrangement workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: +13.7%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $36.89
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $32.44
> Sector: Transportation and warehousing
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $28.31 (+5.3% in past year)

19. Cosmetic and beauty supply store workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: +14.1%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $23.78
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $20.84
> Sector: Retail trade
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $22.97 (+4.2% in past year)

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18. Caterers and mobile food service workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: +14.3%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $25.24
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $22.09
> Sector: Leisure and hospitality
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $20.01 (+7.8% in past year)

17. Skiing facility workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: +14.5%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $27.88
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $24.34
> Sector: Leisure and hospitality
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $20.01 (+7.8% in past year)

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