The birthplace of the California citrus industry, the current Riverside economy relies mostly on education, manufacturing, and retail activity. Situated next to the Santa Ana River, Riverside expanded its local technology economy by building Riverside Regional Technology Park.
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.