Infographic: State and Local Government Compensation


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SLGE’s new infographic shows trends in the state and local government compensation, including total compensation, compensation breakouts by component, and comparisons to the private sector,

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Key findings:
  • Wages and salaries as a portion of total compensation has been declining (from 67% to 63%), as health insurance and defined benefit retirement costs have risen. A fourth component of total compensation – other benefits – has stayed relatively unchanged at 15%-16%.
  • While there has been volatility in individual components of compensation, total compensation has stayed fairly consistent, averaging about a 2% increase in employer costs per year.
  • The costs of both health benefit and defined benefit retirement have increased significantly since 2006.
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SLGE’s new infographic shows trends in the state and local government compensation, including total compensation, compensation breakouts by component, and comparisons to the private sector,