New York is rolling out a new law requiring employers to list salary ranges on job postings. Similar laws in places like Colorado aim to even the playing field for applicants. But not everyone is embracing the changes. Illustration: Adele Morgan
Wages for the median workers at the majority of big American companies before the pandemic, with helping to lift paydays for many bank tellers, factory workers and software programmers.
Compensation in 2021 for the median worker at 275 companies in the S&P 500 index , including 150 companies where it increased 10% or more from 2019, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. Half as many firms reported their median worker’s 2021 compensation decreased by 10% or more.