Outside of great weather, San Diego is known primarily for its large defense and military sector. Home to the only submarine and shipbuilding port in the country, this coastal city hosts the largest naval fleet in the world. Other big contributors to the economy include tourism and international trade.
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.