Nationwide Trend of Higher Wages for Local Government Workers

According the Stateline, a publication of the Pew Charitable Trusts, government workers across the U.S. are expected to get raises this year, many of them for the first time since the Great Recession. As reported,

The most recent U.S. Labor Department report on wages and salaries for state and local government workers found pay increased 1.2 percent from March 2013 to March 2014, compared to 1 percent the previous year. More than 40,000 government jobs have been added so far this year.

MACo produces an annual survey of salaries, health benefits, and pension plans of county government workers in Maryland.  For more information, see the complete surveys from 2010-2014 online.  New survey data will be released in October.

For more information on national trends, see the full story from Stateline and the press release from the U.S. Labor Department.