There’s considerable debate about whether public employees are paid more than private sector workers. Center research compares compensation based on job requirements (education and experience).
The pension reforms states pursue generally depend on the circumstances they face, their finances, and workforce but there are some identifiable common trends.July 3, 2013Articles
This brief offers an analysis of how cuts in pension benefits could affect the quality of teachers school districts are able to hire.January 18, 2013Research Studies
An examination of whether benefits close the wage gap between public and private sector workers. The analysis found that the compensation of state-local and private sector workers is similar. (9/15/11)September 15, 2011Research Studies
This report, commissioned by the Center and the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), provides an original analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (4/21/10)April 21, 2010Surveys
Are compensation and benefit packages ready to address the occupational needs of the next decade? (9/09)September 12, 2009Articles
It’s not just the money: New Center for Excellence poll finds Americans want health insurance and security; pay ranks farther down list.January 3, 2008Surveys