One of the most culturally diverse cities in the U.S., Atlanta has become a Southern hub for media, finance, and business. Atlanta is the home base for many Fortune 500 companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, UPS, and The Home Depot.
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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.