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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Jobs St Louis MO See Pay Decline 7 Cents

The average pay for the jobs St Louis MO has to offer declined last year.

During 2009, the average pay for employees in the St. Louis area declined by 7 cents from 2008, according to the National Compensation Survey from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As of July 2009, employees in St. Louis earned an average salary of $21.33 per hour, which is down from $21.40 during July 2008. As of February, the national average salary for workers in all businesses and industries came in at $22.46 per hour.

In St. Louis, engineering managers were among the highest paid employees last year, earning an average $51.83 per hour. All management employees earned an average salary of $43.08 per hour, while healthcare employees earned an average of $27.13 per hour.

On the other end of the scale, retail employees earned one of the lowest salaries, bringing in only $11.62 per hour. The average wage for a cashier, one of the most popular retail occupations, in the St. Louis area was $9.91 per hour.

During February, the unemployment rate in St. Louis increased from 10.7 percent to 11 percent, following an increase from 9.8 percent during January. The latest increase keeps the city's unemployment rate above the national average of 9.7 percent.

St. Louis had a total non-farm employment of 1,265,500 workers during February, according to the BLS. This is up from 1,262,800 workers during January, but a 2.5 percent decrease from last year.


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