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.
Methodology for The PayScale Index: Trends in Compensation
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.