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Seattle ranks second for salary growth in Q1, national IT wages up slightly at 1.1%

National wages were up 0.5 percent year-over-year during Q1 of 2014 and Seattle saw the second-highest wage growth of any city in the nation last quarter, according to a new report from PayScale. Seattle-based salary data company PayScale, which conducts quarterly studies on compensation across U.S. cities and industries, found that Seattle wages increased by 1.6… Read More


Salaries decrease in Q1, but small companies still thriving

It looks like we’ve slowed down a bit in our economic recession revival. After three consecutive quarters of substantial wage increases, salaries fell slightly during the first quarter of 2013. That’s according to Seattle-based salary data company PayScale, which found that U.S. earnings fell 0.1 percent from Q4 2012. But still, wages were still up year-over-year across all… Read More


Tech workers making more money, new research shows

Last week, we wrote about how tech salaries are expected to increase in 2013, and another study is out today that provides more good news for people in tech jobs. The study, performed by Seattle-based salary data company PayScale, analyzed trends by city, industry, company size and job category. Using data on all private-sector, full-time employees, PayScale found… Read More


Salaries rebound as Seattle leads U.S. in wage growth

Is it finally time to wave goodbye to the bitter recession? That’s the word from a new report out from Seattle’s PayScale, which found that wage levels in the U.S. have finally climbed back above the previous high period in the fourth quarter of 2008. During the first quarter of 2012, PayScale found that U.S…. Read More