The latest medicines and most-efficient fuels come from the minds and hands of science and biotech professionals. Those with scientific know-how find work as physicists, chemists and crime scene technicians. In private industry, these workers are mostly found in the research labs of major corporations as well as think tanks and research institutes.
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.