April 29, 2010 — Employee Benefit News reports that although benefits comprise a slightly larger share of compensation for public-sector employees, they still earn less than their private-sector counterparts even after accounting for the value of retirement plans, health care and other benefits.

On average, total compensation, which includes employee benefits, is 6.8% lower for state employees and 7.4% lower for local employees than for comparable private-sector workers, finds the new report, “Out of Balance? Comparing Public and Private Sector Compensation Over 20 Years .”

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