Boston is one of America's oldest cities. Its economy relies mainly on healthcare, finance, and education. Tourism also contributes a great deal to Boston's economy. With more than 60 historical sites, Boston is among the top 10 tourist attractions in the U.S.
The Boston Metro Area includes people in Boston, Mass.; Cambridge, Mass.; Quincy, NH; Rockingham County, NH; Strafford County, NH; Essex County, Mass.; Newton, Mass.; Framingham, Mass.; and the surrounding areas.
The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.