U.S. employers are feeling humane, but not particularly generous. 

A survey of 967 companies by Willis Tower Watson found that the average employer is planning on giving employees a 3 percent raise this year. 

The good news, at least for those concerned about the U.S.'s yawning income gap, is that it does not appear that the modest pay increases are because of companies diverting the pay hikes to the C-suite. Executives are only set to receive an average pay raise of 3.1 percent, the survey found. 

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