Many employees can expect a raise in 2018 -- but the pay increase will be about the same as the one for 2017, says a Willis Towers Watson survey.

Many workers can expect a raise in 2018, but the pay increase will likely be about the same as the one they got this year, according to the Willis Towers Watson 2017 Data Services Salary Budget Survey.

Willis Towers Watson Data Services surveyed 819 companies and found that 99 percent are planning to give employees raises next year, with salaries for professional workers who are not in management positions to increase 3 percent — the same percentage increase workers in this category received for each of the past three years.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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