National Association of State Retirement Administrators


Compensation

Wages and Salaries

Wages and salaries for state and local government workers increased by 2.7 percent for the 12-month period ending March 2020, according to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This marks the fifth consecutive quarter of annualized growth of 2.5 percent or higher, which had not occurred previously since 2008-2009.
Annualized Quarterly Change in Wage and Salary Costs
for Private and State and Local Government Employees, 2001-2020


Benefits

The cost of state and local government employee benefits increased by 3.3 percent for the 12-month period ending March 2020, according to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The cost of private-sector employee benefits grew by 1.6 percent for the same time period.
Annualized Quarterly Change in Benefit Costs
for Private and State and Local Government Employees, 2001-2020
Compiled by NASRA based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data is sourced from the BLS Employment Cost Index program, which is a quarterly survey of establishments measuring the change in employer costs for labor, independent of employment shifts. The ECI survey reference period is the pay period that includes the 12th day of the month. Data are published on a preliminary basis and revised twice before being finalized. 

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