Average Wage Increases

With contract negotiations in progress, you are wondering what pay raise you can expect. The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics March 2018 to March 2019, the average wage increase for State and Local Government Workers was 2.5%.  This is an improvement over the wage increase from the previous year which was 1.9%.  When you factor in health insurance benefits, the total increase was 3%.  The private sector workers received an wage increase of 3% but when you include benefits, the total increase was only 2.8%.