16 jobs where people make far more now than they would have 10 years ago

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Some workers are earning more than employees in the same profession did 10 years earlier.
Business Insider decided to look at wage data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to find jobs with higher pay than they had a decade earlier, after adjusting for inflation.
Advertising managers, airline pilots, and survey researchers are among the occupations where people are earning over 20% more in 2019 than workers in these jobs in 2009.
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It’s to be expected that with the rising cost of living, pay increases would follow suit, but some occupations have seen a higher wage boost over the last decade than others.

To find the careers with the biggest salary increases over a decade, we took a look at occupational-employment and wages data from 2009 and 2019 from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics program. We adjusted the 2009 wages for inflation and calculated the percent increase in average annual wages over that decade.

Some occupations in each of the two years did not have a corresponding or similar job title in the other because of changes and additions to the BLS’ Standard Occupational Classification system, so we excluded jobs without comparable wage data. We also excluded catchall category occupational groups listed by BLS, such as “designers, all other.”

While the average annual wage increase for occupations overall — adjusted for inflation — since 2009 is about 3.28%, here are 16 jobs where people make at least 20% more now than they would have 10 years ago.

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16. Signal and track switch repairers

Percent increase in wages: 20.74%

Annual average wage in 2009, adjusted for inflation: $60,205

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Annual average wage 2019: $72,690

Dollar increase in wages: $12,485

People who held this job in 2009: 6,450

People who held this job in 2019: 6,860

15. Emergency management directors

Percent increase in wages: 21.71%

Annual average wage in 2009, adjusted for inflation: $67,808

Annual average wage 2019: $82,530

Dollar increase in wages: $14,722

People who held this job in 2009: 13,060

People who held this job in 2019: 10,060

14. Advertising and promotions managers

Percent increase in wages: 21.91%

Annual average wage in 2009, adjusted for inflation: $116,393

Annual average wage 2019: $141,890

Dollar increase in wages: $25,497

People who held this job in 2009: 35,760

People who held this job in 2019: 25,100

13. Rail yard engineers, dinkey operators, and hostlers

Percent increase in wages: 22.51%

Annual average wage in 2009, adjusted for inflation: $43,008

Annual average wage 2019: $52,690

Dollar increase in wages: $9,682

People who held this job in 2009: 5,360

People who held this job in 2019: 5,400

12. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Percent increase in wages: 25.35%

Annual average wage in 2009, adjusted for inflation: $139,500

Annual average wage 2019: $174,870

Dollar increase in wages: $35,370

People who held this job in 2009: 74,420

People who held this job in 2019: 84,520

11. Hoist and winch operators

Percent increase in wages: 26.39%

Annual average wage in 2009, adjusted for inflation: $49,599

Annual average wage 2019: $62,690

Dollar increase in wages: $13,091

People who held this job in 2009: 2,990

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