When I look at that PayScale Index, the data doesn't really support "continuing to fall". It looks like wages in the US were more or less stagnant since 2013 and maybe even slightly rising in the last years, before they took a downturn last quarter. The development is bad, alright, but "continuing to fall" is an exaggeration. At least for now, since Trump's current economic policies are likely to result in further decline wages.
This isn't anything new, though. Wages in the US have more or less stagnated for almost 50 years now.
It's back to back quarterly declines and a year long decline, and this isn't "supposed" to happen with unemployment so low.
@Civver I do administrative work and bookeeping-ish? stuff? Like quickbooks and excel and data entry for a real estate company. I've had people float the idea of me becoming a Realtor but it's not my strength at alllllllll, and most realtors don't make much really (I get to see all the income/commission numbers!). Not to mention, the first year you're not expected to make anything, and the license and education and board fees are expensive.