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Jobs with biggest pay hikes include cashier, truck driver

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A survey says the hottest jobs with the largest annual pay increases include truck driver, bank teller and security officer. | AP file photo

Quick — What are the hottest jobs offering the biggest pay hikes? Web developer? Network engineer?

Yes, but don’t forget cashier, delivery driver and bank teller.

Glassdoor’s ranking of jobs showing the fastest wage gains over the past year includes high-skill positions as well as lower-skill, lower-paying fields where workers are in high demand. Paychecks for some of those jobs have been so low for so long that they’re due for catch-up, says Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist of the job-posting site.

“Today’s strong labor market may be starting to improve pay across the income spectrum,” Chamberlain says.

Here are the 10 jobs with the largest annual pay increases:

Financial Advisor

Median base pay: $55,296

Annual increase: 6.4 percent

With about 10,000 Baby Boomers a day retiring, financial advisors are a hot commodity.

Bank teller

Median base pay: $30,066

Annual increase: 5.5 percent

Banks have been closing branches and laying off tellers as banking shifts online and to ATMs. But tellers who remain are due for a raise.

Attorney

Median base pay: $101,817

Annual increase: 4.7 percent

A strong economy is typically good news for attorneys who play key roles in myriad business transactions.

Truck Driver

Median base pay: $53,878

Annual increase: 4.5 percent

A severe nationwide shortage of drivers has driven up wages and led trucking companies to offer sign-on bonuses. Job site Indeed lists truck driver as the occupation with the most postings.

Delivery driver

Median base pay: $38,955

Annual increase: 4.5 percent

Amazon’s exponential growth has fueled demand for delivery drivers, which are No. 9 on Indeed’s list of jobs with the most openings.

Web developer

Median base pay: $65,414

Annual increase: 3.9 percent

An explosion of Web-based applications and services has increased the need for Web developers.

Network engineer

Median base pay: $71,433

Annual increase: 3.6 percent

The spread of cloud computing and data storage has stoked demand for network engineers.

Cashier

Median base pay: $27,923

Annual increase: 3.4 percent

Sure, self-serve checkout and the massive shift to online shopping have curtailed the hiring of cashiers. But the population is still growing and new stores are still opening.

Web Designer

Median base pay: $51,875

Annual increase: 3.4 percent

Web sites have become the public faces of businesses and demand for skillful designers shows no sign of ebbing.

Security officer

Median base pay: $35,321

Annual increase: 3.3 percent

Many businesses are open 24 hours a day, creating the need for round-the-clock security.