National (US) Pay Trends

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National Wage Growth, Q3 2022

1.4%
since last quarter
4.7%
year over year
26.0%
since 2006
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Real Wage Index

Real Wage Growth, Q3 2022

-0.6%
since last quarter
-3.0%
year over year
-11.7%
since 2006
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The Payscale Index: National Real Wage Index (US)

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Methodology for The Payscale Index: Trends in Compensation

The Payscale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees and education professionals 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.

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