Detroit Metro Area Pay Trends

Updated October 10, 2017

The Motor City is known for two main industries: cars and casinos, both of which create numerous jobs for the city’s residents. Home to America’s “Big Three” automobile manufacturers – General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler – Detroit also does big business in the casino industry, allowing Detroit to enjoy healthy tax revenues.

Wage Growth for Detroit Metro Area, Q3 2017


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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