Companies in the retail industry do more than sell the latest fashions during the holidays. They include businesses such as car dealerships, furniture stores, hardware stores, and vending machine companies.
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.