The 10 jobs that got the biggest raises in October

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Every month, the job-review site Glassdoor sifts through its mountains of data to see which occupations enjoyed the biggest wage increases.

Paychecks for retail roles, including store managers, cashiers, and more, were on the rise in October as companies gear up for the holiday shopping season.

“We are seeing increased demand for roles that serve as the logistical foundation for back-end operations for online retail,” Glassdoor’s chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain, said. “We anticipate this will continue to grow over the coming months, fueled by the upcoming holiday season and as Amazon and Walmart expand their online retail presence.”

While the data isn’t official – government numbers on employment and wages are scheduled to come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly jobs report on Friday – the results provide some insight into which fields saw wage growth and how much their paychecks grew.

Here are the jobs that saw the biggest raises last month:


10. Sales representative

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Median base pay: $46,531

Increase over last year: 3.9%


9. Store manager

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Apple

Median base pay: $48,616

Increase over last year: 4.0%


8. Construction laborer

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Median base pay: $39,678

Increase over last year: 4.0%


7. Truck driver

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REUTERS/Jim Young

Median base pay: $52,629

Increase over last year: 4.1%


6. Warehouse associate

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Reuters/Noah Berger

Median base pay: $42,893

Increase over last year: 4.3%


5. Bank teller

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Boston Globe / Contributor / Getty Images

Median base pay: $28,837

Increase over last year: 4.4%


4. Restaurant cook

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Sarah Jacobs

Median base pay: $28,398

Increase over last year: 4.8%


3. Recruiter

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Median base pay: $51,075

Increase over last year: 5.3%


2. Insurance agent

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Brian Harkin/Getty Images

Median base pay: $42,729

Increase over last year: 5.3%


1. Barista

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Flickr / Alper Çuğun

Median base pay: $24,500

Increase over last year: 5.3%