The 10 jobs that got the biggest raises in October

Every month, job review site Glassdoor sifts through its mountains of data to see which occupations enjoyed the biggest wage increases.

Paychecks for retail roles, including store managers, cashiers, and more, were on the rise in October as companies gear up for the holiday shopping season.

“We are seeing increased demand for roles that serve as the logistical foundation for back-end operations for online retail,” said Glassdoor’s chief economist Andrew Chamberlain. “We anticipate this will continue to grow over the coming months, fueled by the upcoming holiday season and as Amazon and Walmart expand their online retail presence.”

While the data isn’t official — government numbers on employment and wages are scheduled to come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly jobs report on Friday — the results provide some insight into which fields saw wage growth, and how much their paychecks grew.

Here are the jobs which saw the biggest raises last month:

10. Sales Representative

Median base pay: $46,531

Increase over last year: 3.9%

9. Store Manager

9. Store Manager


Median base pay: $48,616

Increase over last year:  4.0%

8. Construction Laborer

Median base pay: $39,678

Increase over last year: 4.0%

7. Truck Driver

Median base pay: $52,629

Increase over last year: 4.1%

6. Warehouse Associate

Median base pay: $42,893

Increase over last year: 4.3%

5. Bank Teller

Median base pay: $28,837

Increase over last year: 4.4%

4. Restaurant Cook

4. Restaurant Cook

Sarah Jacobs

Median base pay: $28,398

Increase over last year:  4.8%

3. Recruiter

Median base pay: $51,075

Increase over last year: 5.3%

2. Insurance Agent

Median base pay: $42,729

Increase over last year: 5.3%

1. Barista

Median base pay: $24,500

Increase over last year: 5.3%

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