The rate at which a person's salary increases over time can be a big motivator (or demotivator, depending on the numbers). Glassdoor, an online job review and search platform, recently released its latest Local Pay Report which applies an algorithm to millions of salaries collected from U.S. workers to estimate near-real-time trends. The good news: median annual base pay is up 2.0 percent from a year ago to $51,556. Here are the 10 jobs the report says have the highest pay growth.

1. Truck Driver

Consider how Amazon is crushing brick and mortar retailers. It makes sense that the people helping get things to doorsteps are incentivized.

Median Base Pay: $52,079

Year Over Year Growth: 5.7%

2. Barista

No one other than owners and investors are getting rich serving people coffee--certainly not baristas. Nonetheless, a pay raise feels good to the folks making sure the world is happily caffeinated.

Median Base Pay: $24,194

Year Over Year Growth: 5.7%

3. Insurance Agent

Calamities and accidents aside, this paper-pushing profession can be thankless. A bigger paycheck can't hurt.

Median Base Pay: $43,652

Year Over Year Growth: 5.7%

4. Recruiter

Unemployment is down, meaning recruiters have to work harder to find talented workers who may not be actively looking for a job.

Median Base Pay: $50,483

Year Over Year Growth: 5.2%

5. Bank Teller

Other than the hours, holidays and air-conditioned environs these people enjoy, there's not a lot to get excited about handling other people's money.

Median Base Pay: $28,636

Year Over Year Growth: 4.9%

6. Restaurant Cook

These hard-working individuals spend a lot of their time in the weeds and certainly deserve every dollar of their compensation.

Median Base Pay: $28,628

Year Over Year Growth: 4.7%

7. Pharmacy Technician

This job involves stocking and retrieving medication, creating labels and inputting prescription and insurance information into a computer.

Median Base Pay: $30,592

Year Over Year Growth: 3.7%

8. Cashier

Retailers are starting to prepare for the upcoming holiday season, resulting in pay growth nearly twice the U.S. average.

Median Base Pay: $27,701

Year Over Year Growth: 3.7%

9. Producer

These creatives are responsible for pulling together all sorts of media content, often under heavy deadline pressure.

Median Base Pay: $52,935

Year Over Year Growth: 3.5%

10. Server

There's no shortage of server positions available and if you want to get a job bringing people their food, you can probably get one. Glassdoor lists nearly 68,000 of these jobs on its platform.

Median Base Pay: $33,654

Year Over Year Growth: 3.3%

Published on: Aug 31, 2017
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