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Some wages on the rise, survey says

January 20, 2011 | 12:34 pm

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The economy is still in recovery mode, but those with jobs have experienced some impressive salary increases in the U.S. in the last five years, according to a survey by Dice, a website for tech professionals.

Dice polled nearly 20,000 professionals through a survey on its site and found that medical salaries rose 7%, to an average of $85,244 between 2005 and 2011. Retail and e-commerce salaries grew a whopping 14%, to an average of $75,047. By contrast, manufacturing salaries shrunk 3.6%, to $74,900.

Tech workers on average saw their salaries increase about 1%, to $79,384. Those wages rose more in Silicon Valley -- 3% -- to $99,028.  Women in tech saw their wages rise 5.9%, to $73,679, while men in tech saw their salaries shrink 0.8%, to an average of $80,580.

Want to make a lot of money? Programmers who were skilled in ABAP will pull in the most money in 2010 -- $115,916, on average. Other people who make six figures in the tech field include those with skills in databases such as Informatica and ETL.

-- Alana Semuels