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.

RankCompany SizeQ2 2023 Year-Over-Year
One Year Wage Growth
1Small Companies6.4%
2Medium Companies6.0%
3Large Companies5.3%

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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.

See full methodology for compensation trend reports.

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