New numbers show wages up average 3.5% in 2012

First, for those in construction, wages grew by 4.2 percent. They were boosted by more housing starts.

That also helped architects and engineers. They earned 3.9 percent more.

Information technology workers earned 4.4 percent more.

Media and publishing also made a comeback, with pay up by 4.6 percent.

And finally, marketing and advertising salaries were up 4.2 percent.

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