Center for Microeconomic Data

At a Glance: Findings from the November SCE Labor Market Survey
  • The average full-time offer wage received in the past four months increased to $58,035, up from $52,590 in the July survey.
  • Workers who expected to receive a job offer in the next four months reported an average expected annual salary of $54,563, up from $52,905 in July.

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The SCE Labor Market Survey is fielded every four months as a rotating module of the Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE). The data are updated online as results come in, and an annual New York Fed press release, issued following the July survey, highlights notable changes and trends.

Fielding the Survey
The SCE Labor Market Survey, fielded every four months as part of the Survey of Consumer Expectations, collects information on individuals' experiences and expectations with respect to earnings, job transitions, and job offers, among other topics. The results of the November 2018 survey show that the average full-time offer wage rose to $58,035, up from $52,590 in July.