Employers in this industry primarily focus on electricity generation and gas pipeline operation. Many are also involved in water and sewer plant operation; however, because the majority of organizations in this industry are government-run, only a small percentage are included in The PayScale Index, which tracks only private industry workers.
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.