As concerns regarding the global economy continue, U.S. workers' salaries are only marginally increasing; however, there's the chance for workers to balance low base pay increases through performance-based awards, according to a new survey by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions provider.

For salaried exempt workers, base pay growth hit 2.8 percent in 2012, a slight increase from 2.7 percent in 2011, the survey finds. Salary growth hit a record low of 1.8 percent in 2009 but has continued to climb slowly upward.

The survey projects that pay increases are expected to rise slightly in 2013 with salaries for executives, salaried exempt and salaried nonexempt workers are expected to grow 3 percent in 2013.

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