Figures released by the "Kiplinger Report" say that pay will rise on a national average by 4% next year. But, not surprisingly, hi-tech workers will see their pay rise by 5.2%. Certain high demand services like legal, consulting, and accounting will also rise faster than average, about 4.7%. In the below average column are health care (3.6%) and utilities (3.8%).
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le it's important to plan on an overall pay budget increase for your organization, it's also critical to have an understanding of pay trends for different categories of workers.