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Chicago Metro Area Pay Trends

Updated October 9, 2018

The Windy City is one of the world's largest financial centers, home to the Chicago Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, suggesting perhaps Chi-Town residents are as passionate about numbers as they are about the Cubs. Chicago is also headquarters to more than 400 corporations, including Boeing.

Wage Growth for Chicago Metro Area, Q3 2018


since last quarter


year over year


since 2006


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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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