National Compensation Measures: More Info

Additional information on the National Compensation Survey (NCS) is available on the NCS website:

NCS estimates are available on the BLS website:

For a listing of frequently asked questions, see

For more information on definitions of additional benefit concepts, see the National Compensation Survey: Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms.

Selected articles on National Compensation Survey methodology are referenced below.

Benchmarking (post-stratification):





Sample design:

Seasonal adjustment:

The Office of Compensation Levels and Trends, Branch of Survey Information and Publications, will be glad to assist you with questions about the NCS.

Email: Contact us

Telephone: (202) 691-6199 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST)


Information voice phone: (202) 691-5200 The Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339

Write or personal visit

Bureau of Labor Statistics
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E. - Suite 4160
Washington, D.C. 20212-0001

Last Modified Date: December 15, 2017