This Florida city has a diverse economy, with national defense, professional sports, tourism, and real estate among the biggest economic drivers. MacDill Air Force Base is a major employer, as are more than 20 hospitals located within the city and its suburbs.
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.