Need a raise? Atlanta is one of the top 10 cities with the fastest pay growth

Hoping to get a raise? You’re in the right place, because Atlanta is one of the top 10 cities where pay is on the rise, according to Glassdoor.

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The career resource site partnered with Local Pay Reports to find out which metro areas have the fastest pay growth. 

Atlanta came in at No. 9, overall, on Glassdoor’s list of the “10 Cities Where Pay is on the Rise”. Georgia’s largest city has a median base pay of $53,209 with a 1.6 percent year-over-year growth rate, according to the data. They also found that the highest-paying industry for ATL was the energy and utilities field, which has median base pay of $64,767.

To come up with the list, researchers used millions of salary reports, from more than 600,000 employers, shared on Glassdoor to estimate the median annual base pay for full-time workers. They also factored in other variables such as industry, job title and company size. With the collected data, analysts then estimated annual pay growth.

The report also listed a slew of “hot” companies currently hiring in the area, including Taco Bell, Collaborative Solutions, LGI homes and Alpha Capital Management. 

As for the top two spots, Boston and San Francisco took first and second place, respectively. 

The Massachusetts capital has a 2.4 percent year-over-year growth rate with a median base pay of $58,731, and San Francisco also a has 2.4 percent year-over-year growth rate with a slightly higher median base pay of $68,164.

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Want to know how other cities fared? Take a look at the top 10  below.

Top 10 cities where pay is on the rise

1. Boston

2. San Francisco

3. Washington D.C.

4. Seattle

5. Los Angeles

6. New York City

7. Philadelphia

8. Chicago

9. Atlanta 

10. Houston

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