Getting A Raise: The Best And Worst Cities For Earning A Pay Bump

08/14/2012 01:43pm ET
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: The Empire State Building towers over the Manhattan skyline on February 13, 2012 in New York City. The owner of the Empire State Building, Malkin Holdings, plans to raise up to $1 billion in an initial public offering on the 102 story Manhattan landmark. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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:

The Worst And Best U.S. Cities To Get A Pay Raise