San Francisco and Seattle had the strongest nominal wage growth (4.3 percent and 4.0 percent Y/Y, respectively). On the other hand, Houston experienced the weakest growth (-0.6 percent Q/Q and just 0.5 percent Y/Y).
National (US) Pay Trends
The PayScale Index follows the change in wages of employed U.S. workers, revealing trends in compensation for jobs over time. It specifically measures the quarterly change in the total cash compensation of full-time, private industry employees and education professionals nationally, with additional detail on the 32 largest metropolitan areas, 15 industries, 19 job categories and three company sizes.