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Pay growth in 2012: 4.2%
Median pay: $68,000

Advertising and marketing are one of the first expenses businesses cut back on when they hit a financial rough patch -- and that was especially true during the recession.

But as consumer spending recovers from those down years, companies are starting to hire copywriters, promoters and marketers again hoping to maintain or even gain market share, said Bardaro.

As a result, wages are on the move. Year-over year pay climbed 4.2% last year, matching the best performance for the job category since PayScale began monitoring pay in 2007.

Source: PayScale
Wage growth data is the year-over-year change from 2011 through 2012.
  @CNNMoney - Last updated January 09 2013 08:15 AM ET
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