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15 industries that saw biggest job growth

Last updated on: January 11, 2013 08:54 IST

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Rapid growth in mobile technology has made engineers highly valuable workers. But aside fom the tech industry, a recently released Payscale Index revealed that those working in the mining - or anything energy-related - industry are the ones seeing the biggest jump in their paychecks right now, according to Business Insider.

Let's take a look at industries that experienced substantial wage growth in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Mining, oil and gas exploration

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 5.8 per cent

Overall rank: 1

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Real estate and rental services

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 4.58 per cent

Overall rank: 2

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Professional, scientific and tech services

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 4.3 per cent

Overall rank: 3

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Manufacturing

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 4.1 per cent

Overall rank: 4

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Utilities

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 4.1 per cent

Overall rank: 5

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Information, media and telecommunication

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 3.9 per cent

Overall rank: 6

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Finance and insurance

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 3.4 per cent

Overall rank: 7

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Transportation, warehousing and storage

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 3.3 per cent

Overall rank: 8

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Construction

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 3.0 per cent

Overall rank: 9

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Food services and accommodation

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 3.0 per cent

Overall rank: 10

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Retail

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 2.9 per cent

Overall rank: 11

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Healthcare and social assistance

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 2.7 per cent

Overall rank: 12

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Wholesale trade

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 2.5 per cent

Overall rank: 13

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Arts, entertainment and recreation

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 2.3 per cent

Overall rank: 14

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Business operation support services

Q4 2012 year-over-year change in pay: 1.7 per cent

Overall rank: 15


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