Think you deserve a higher salary? You're not alone.
Salaried workers (those not eligible for overtime pay) received an average pay raise of just 2.8 percent in 2012, according to a new survey of 1,300 U.S. companies by Aon Hewitt, a human resources consulting firm. If you don't feel any richer, it's because you're not. A raise of 2.8 is minimally higher than the rate of inflation, which was inflation rate of 1.7 percent over the past year.
The good news is that the average projected pay raise in 2013 will be slightly higher: 3.0 percent for executives and salaried employees. And depending in part on where you live, you may get a better pay raise than others.
Check out the worst and best U.S. cities to get a pay raise, according to Aon Hewitt, below: