Nearly half of working Americans said their pay increased over the past 12 months, according to a new study by Bankrate.com.
The other half were not so lucky.
Of those making more money compared with a year ago, about 37 percent received a raise while nearly 12 percent found a better paying job, Bankrate said.
Among the raises, 52 percent were from performance-based increases, nearly a third were cost-of-living adjustments and 10 percent were promotions, the report said.
Those that didn't get a raise or promotion in the last year skewed toward less-educated workers, part-time employees and those ages 62 and up, according to the report.
"As with the just-completed election, the apparent divide among Americans includes wages," said Mark Hamrick, Bankrate's senior economic analyst.
"We have been given repeated reminders about the economic division in our country, and this is another aspect of that," he said.
Bankrate polled 1,000 adults between November from 3 to 6, 2016.