The Windy City is one of the world's largest financial centers, home to the Chicago Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, suggesting perhaps Chi-Town residents are as passionate about numbers as they are about the Cubs. Chicago is also headquarters to more than 400 corporations, including Boeing.
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.