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Total compensation in educational services rose 2.3 percent for the year ending September 2017

November 02, 2017

Total compensation costs for civilian workers in the educational services industry rose 2.3 percent from September 2016 to September 2017. Civilian workers include both private and state and local government workers. For the 12-month period ending in September 2016, the increase was 2.5 percent.

 

 

Over-the-year percent change in total compensation for all civilian workers and workers in educational services, September 2007 to September 2017
Month All civilian workers Educational services Elementary and
secondary schools
Junior colleges,
colleges, universities,
and professional schools

Sep 2007

3.3% 3.8% 3.8% 3.7%

Dec 2007

3.3 3.7 3.6 4.0

Mar 2008

3.3 3.6 3.4 4.0

Jun 2008

3.1 3.8 3.6 3.9

Sep 2008

2.9 3.5 3.4 3.7

Dec 2008

2.6 3.2 3.2 2.7

Mar 2009

2.1 3.2 3.4 2.8

Jun 2009

1.8 2.9 3.0 2.8

Sep 2009

1.5 2.2 2.6 1.2

Dec 2009

1.4 2.1 2.4 1.6

Mar 2010

1.7 1.7 2.0 1.2

Jun 2010

1.9 1.5 1.9 0.8

Sep 2010

1.9 1.4 1.3 1.4

Dec 2010

2.0 1.5 1.2 1.7

Mar 2011

2.0 1.6 1.4 2.0

Jun 2011

2.2 1.5 1.3 1.7

Sep 2011

2.0 1.3 1.0 1.7

Dec 2011

2.0 1.2 1.1 1.2

Mar 2012

1.9 1.4 1.2 1.5

Jun 2012

1.7 1.6 1.4 1.8

Sep 2012

1.9 1.7 1.6 2.2

Dec 2012

1.9 1.8 1.6 2.4

Mar 2013

1.9 1.8 1.6 2.3

Jun 2013

1.9 1.8 1.6 2.4

Sep 2013

1.9 1.5 1.2 2.1

Dec 2013

2.0 1.7 1.4 2.2

Mar 2014

1.8 1.7 1.4 2.2

Jun 2014

2.0 1.7 1.4 2.0

Sep 2014

2.2 1.9 1.9 1.9

Dec 2014

2.2 1.9 1.8 2.1

Mar 2015

2.6 2.1 2.0 2.0

Jun 2015

2.0 2.2 2.2 2.4

Sep 2015

2.0 2.3 2.2 2.5

Dec 2015

2.0 2.5 2.6 2.3

Mar 2016

1.9 2.3 2.5 2.0

Jun 2016

2.3 2.3 2.3 1.9

Sep 2016

2.3 2.5 2.8 1.9

Dec 2016

2.2 2.4 2.5 2.2

Mar 2017

2.4 2.6 2.6 2.7

Jun 2017

2.4 2.4 2.6 2.4

Sep 2017

2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3

Within educational services, total compensation for workers in elementary and secondary schools rose 2.3 percent from September 2016 to September 2017. Compensation for workers in junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools also increased 2.3 percent over the year.

These data are from the Employment Cost Trends program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Employment Cost Index — September 2017" (HTML) (PDF) and charts related to the Employment Cost Index news release. Total compensation includes wages and salaries and benefits. In educational services, wages and salaries make up about two-thirds of compensation costs, while benefits make up the remaining one-third.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Total compensation in educational services rose 2.3 percent for the year ending September 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/total-compensation-in-educational-services-rose-2-point-3-percent-for-the-year-ending-september-2017.htm (visited November 17, 2019).

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