The accounting and finance jobs category includes number crunchers of all kinds, such as money managers, insurance agents, tax auditors, loan officers, accountants and underwriters. They make sure a company knows where the money is coming from or going to.
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.