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The recent stagnation in wage growth is likely due to the changing composition of the U.S. workforce. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The U.S. annual median base pay rose 1.1 percent year over year in December, to $51,210, a slight uptick from the revised 1 percent growth in November, according to the Glassdoor Local Pay Reports. Pay growth peaked in January 2017 at a revised 3.5 percent.

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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