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Next year U.S. employers intend to reward their non-management exempt employees with average pay increases of 3.1 percent in 2019; this year they handed out pay raises of 3.0 percent.

The tight job market means that employers are willing to part with “slightly larger” pay raises and “modestly larger” discretionary bonuses when the calendar ticks over.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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