US Compensation Trends - The PayScale Index

Organizations need precise and timely data, along with the capabilities to accurately analyze that data. This will help them to make informed decisions when allocating a limited compensation budget. The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees in 18 categories, for three company sizes and 15 industries across the 20 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the United States. In the 2016 Q4 Index for the US you’ll see:

Compensation Trends for Q4 are Here

  • Nominal wage growth for Q4 2016, as well as predictions for Q1 2017
  • Highlights of regional wage growth for Q4
  • Trends for specific industries as we round out 2016


2016 Q4 The PayScale Index: United States