Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Austin had highest 1998 pay increase

January 03, 2000

In 1998, workers in Austin-San Marcos, Texas, had the largest increase in average annual pay of any metropolitan area in the country.

Metropolitan areas with largest percentage increases in average annual pay for covered workers, 1998
[Chart data—TXT]

Average pay in the Austin area rose by 14.3 percent in 1998. Boulder-Longmont, Colorado, had the second highest increase in average annual pay at 13.9 percent. St. Cloud, Minnesota also had a double-digit increase in pay: 11.4 percent.

In comparison, average annual pay of employees in metropolitan areas nationwide increased by 5.2 percent from 1997 to 1998. None of the 315 metropolitan areas reported a decline in average annual pay.

These data on average annual pay are a product of the BLS Covered Employment and Wages program. Pay data presented here are for workers covered by State and Federal unemployment insurance programs. Find additional information in "Average Annual Pay Levels in Metropolitan Areas, 1998," news release USDL 99-374.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Austin had highest 1998 pay increase at (visited June 18, 2024).

Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics