Companies in the retail industry do more than sell the latest fashions during the holidays. They include businesses such as car dealerships, furniture stores, hardware stores, and vending machine companies.
The retail industry (44-45), as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), includes the following: car dealers, furniture stores, computer and software stores, hardware stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, clothing stores, vending machine operators. View the full definition on Census.gov.
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.