Minneapolis-St. Paul, also known as the Twin Cities, is the third largest metropolitan area in the Midwest. Manufacturing and commerce contribute most to the Minneapolis economy. The main areas of manufacturing include electronics, medical equipment, and machinery.
The Minneapolis Metro Area includes people in Minneapolis, Minn.; St. Paul, Minn.; Bloomington, Minn.; Pierce County, Wis.; St. Croix County, Wis.; 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.