Some employees wait years to see a raise, but new data shows that some occupations are seeing annual pay growth well above the national average.
According to job site Glassdoor, the annual median base pay in the U.S. grew 1.7 percent year over year between June 2016 and June 2017, to $51,324, down from the 2.2 percent pay growth seen last month.
"While we see declining wage growth for jobs where automation is coming, we also see strong pay growth for certain in-demand jobs, as well as sustained high median pay gains for many retail, technology, health care and professional services jobs," says Glassdoor's Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain.
For instance, as more consumers shift towards online shopping, jobs like warehouse associate and delivery driver are seeing year-over-year wage growth of 4.9 percent and 4.3 percent, respectively.
Food service workers are also seeing some gains. Despite these jobs being some of the lowest-paid jobs tracked by Glassdoor, Chamberlain says a hike in minimum wage salaries across many cities and states in the U.S. has led to pay growth in jobs like barista and restaurant cook.