From helping people pick their best medical plan to ensuring employees are paid on time, human resources jobs focus on hiring, training, and compensating a company's employees. Generally found in organizations of 100 employees or more, this job category is present in virtually every industry.
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.