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Wage Trends by Company Size

Small, medium and large companies vary in their strategies for growth and how well they handle changes in the marketplace. How have big and small companies' pay practices compared recently?

Check out PayScale's list of company sizes ranked by wage trends and see whether the big guys or little guys are on top in terms of wage levels for jobs.
Rank Company Size Q2 2012 Year-Over-Year
Percentage Change in Pay
1 Small Companies 2.7%
2 Medium Companies 2.0%
3 Large Companies 1.8%

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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 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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