Private sector wages grew in the third quarter at a faster rater than they have in the past three years, according to the Payscale Index.
That’s the good news. As always, the data looks worse compared to the booming growth from before the recession.
Wages grew in 11 out of the 19 job families.
Social service wages topped the list with 2.1% year-over-year growth.
Architecture and engineering wages were up 1.9%. While the housing sector sucks wind, Washington is funding plenty of the big projects that require architects and engineers.
Science and biotech and information technology wages were up 1.9% and 1.2%. Media and publishing and Art and design wages were up 0.8% and 0.7%,
The general trend is that white collar jobs are doing well. Blue collar jobs are still getting rocked.
Construction leads losses with wages are down 1%, off 7% from peak.
12-month Percentage Change
(Q3 2010 to Q3 2011)
Social Service Jobs
Science and Biotech Jobs
Architecture and Engineering Jobs
Information Technology Jobs
Media and Publishing Jobs
Art and Design Jobs
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Jobs
Human Resources Jobs
Accounting and Finance Jobs
Administrative and Clerical Jobs
Marketing and Advertising Jobs
Food Service and Restaurant Jobs
Installation, Maintenance and Repair Jobs
Manufacturing and Production Jobs