The recession's impact continues to be felt in Americans' paychecks, which have failed to recover even though by many measures the economy is improving.
While U.S. household incomes have barely budged overall, that's not the case for every American. Some workers are lucky enough to take home significant pay increases, according to a new study from employment site Glassdoor.com.
Jobs with big pay increases don't necessarily require a high level of training. Some entry-level positions are witnessing large pay hikes, thanks to increases in minimum wage laws and discussions about the need for a living wage, which has placed pressure on low-wage employers such as Starbucks (SBUX) and Walmart (WMT) to boost hourly pay.
"According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Glassdoor's data, the average wage growth has been about 2 percent," said Scott Dobroski, associate director of corporate communications at Glassdoor. Jobs that are seeing wage increases of even 3 percent to 5 percent are outperforming the trend, he noted.
Still, Dobroski noted that job seekers should view the list with caution. That's because some jobs, such as in the fast-growing tech and health fields, may continue to see demand and wage growth, while others may have seen above-average pay hikes because of minimum wage or living wage raises, which are unlikely to translate into longer-term wage growth.
Glassdoor crunched the numbers by comparing salary reports from two 12-month periods, running from September 2013 to September 2014 and from September 2014 to September 2015, and evaluated job titles with at least 500 salary reports for each year.
Read on to find out the nine jobs with the fastest growth in pay.