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 19 categories, for three company sizes and 11 industries across 31 major Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the United States.

In the 2017 Q1 Index for the US you’ll see:

  • Nominal wage growth for Q1 2017
  • Highlights of regional wage growth for Q1
  • Trends for specific industries as we start off 2017


2017 Q1 The PayScale Index: United States