The federal government remains one of D.C.’s largest employers. Many private businesses have set down roots in this city, as well, including non-profits, law firms, lobbying firms, and independent contractors.
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.