Real wages are down almost 8% since 2006, according to the compensation research firm PayScale, which analyzed Consumer Price Index data and information provided by 3,000 clients.
Exceptions: People employed in the health care and engineering sectors have seen real wages grow by more than 10% since 2006.
Another silver lining: HR jobs have experienced a recent wage boost, growing 1.3% since late 2013.
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Use greater experience, extra skills to justify why you pay some employees more than others
- Office romance: Don't ban it; manage it
- Injured worker? Contest unemployment if worker quits before giving you a chance to help
- Pennsylvania Seasonal Farm Labor Act