As Business Insider points out, Philadelphia was recently ranked 8th on the Top 10 cities with fastest wage growth. These figures were determined by PayScale, which says that at the end of Q1 2012, Philadelphia wages were up 2% over the previous year, and also provides the below chart showing YOY changes in pay for the Philadelphia Metro Area.
There was a recent infographic in the New York Times exploring the occupations and industries of the top 1% of earners in the US. The top categories, perhaps unsurprisingly, are managers, physicians, chief executives and public administrators, and lawyers. Perhaps surprisingly, cashiers tend to fare better than curators, writers are more likely to live in a top 1% household than pharmacists, and a larger percentage of veterinarians than economists ranks in the top 1%. Where does your job fall? What income trends surprise you?