National (US) Pay Trends

Updated October 2, 2014
The PayScale Index follows the change in wages of employed U.S. workers, revealing trends in compensation for jobs over time. It specifically measures the quarterly change in the total cash compensation of full-time private industry employees nationally, with additional detail on the 20 largest metropolitan areas, 15 industries, 19 job categories and three company sizes.
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Wage Forecast:
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0.3%
Year Over Year in Q4 2014
PayScale anticipates U.S. wage growth of 0.3 percent year over year in Q3 2014 based on a predictive model that incorporates the Consumer Price Index and U.S. unemployment rates over time. How do we calculate The PayScale Index Forecast?
National (US) Year-Over-Year Percentage Change in Pay by Quarter
Annual Trends in Compensation for National (US)
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Wage Forecast:
Arrow Up
0.3%
in Q4 2014
PayScale predicts a 0.3 percent increase in U.S. wages for Q3 2014 compared to the previous quarter, based on a predictive model that incorporates the Consumer Price Index and U.S. unemployment rates over time. How do we calculate The PayScale Index Forecast?
The PayScale Index: National (US) by Quarter
Quarterly Compensation Trends for National (US)
The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.
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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.

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