The home of the Cardinals, one of major league baseball’s most famous teams, St. Louis boasts an economy influenced by manufacturing, healthcare, and social services. St. Louis also acts as headquarters to many Fortune 500 companies, including Charter Communications and Peabody Energy.
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.