payscalejulyU.S. salaries are back on the uprise after a slight dip last quarter, according to Seattle-based salary data company PayScale, which found that U.S. earnings grew 0.5 percent from Q1 2013.

payscale_logoWhile overall wages went up nationwide, wages in the tech sector cooled off a bit with just a 0.3 percent quarterly growth in both the IT and Professional, Scientific and Tech Services industries.

“The recent jobs report, together with the rise in wages observed in The PayScale Index show signs of a continuing, albeit slow recovery,” said Katie Bardaro, lead economist for PayScale. “As companies continue to demand more workers, wages increase. Given the positive correlation between employment and wage growth, if the next few months have equally positive job gains, then we can likely expect more wage growth in Q3.”

The Food Services & Accommodation industry saw the biggest gains in salaries and tied with Arts, Entertainment & Recreation for highest quarterly growth.

Previously on GeekWire: Washington state unemployment rate drops below 7% for first time since 2008 

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