The Motor City is known for two main industries: cars and casinos, both of which create numerous jobs for the city’s residents. Home to America’s “Big Three” automobile manufacturers – General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler – Detroit also does big business in the casino industry, allowing Detroit to enjoy healthy tax revenues.
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.