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Salary Differential between States in the U.S.  
Posted: 04/21/2011 02:15am   304 Views
  

Hi,

I am hoping that someone can share the latest Salary Differential between States in the U.S. (i.e. NYC  pays approximately 7.8% more than Atlanta, GA.).

Thanks much!


Private34235

   
Salary Differential between States in the U.S.  
Posted: 04/21/2011 04:41am  
  

See these and do a search here on geographic pay differentials.

http://www.fedjobs.com/pay/pay.html

http://www.opm.gov/oca/11tables/pdf/saltbl.pdf


#1

Salary Differential between States in the U.S.  
Posted: 04/21/2011 04:57am  
  

Thanks!!

I will take a look!


Private34235

   
Salary Differential between States in the U.S.  
Posted: 04/21/2011 05:15am   Revised: 04/21/2011 07:21am  
  

Note this important comment in prior string:

Secondly, don't be fooled by the federal locality percentages.  They are not built off of a national index of 100.  Every federal locality in the 48 connected states gets at least 14.16% (see schedule for "Rest of the United States").  So the geographic differential from the lowest area (14.16%) to the highest area San Francisco (35.15%) is really 20.99%.  The federal locality premiums would be even smaller if compared to a national average index of 100 if such a thing was actually calculated by the feds. 

Another source: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcst.htm


Private10790

   
Salary Differential between States in the U.S.  
Posted: 04/21/2011 09:08am  
  

States show different geographic pay differential patterns than individual cities do, compared to U.S. national norms.  For example, NYC pays about 20% higher than Atlanta for most jobs of equal base location value, while the State to State weighted average comparisions at different income levels are more like 14% higher for NY statewide versus GA statewide.  Many states with very low overall salary geographic differentials like Texas have a few major cities which pay above the national average, in general.  The GS system from OPM incorporates the federal premium rates which seem to be politically rather than statistically determined.  SalaryExpert.com has some free calculators that reflect decades of research into the geographic pay patterns reported by the BLS OES surveys of occupational families.

 


Private10905

   
Salary Differential between States in the U.S.  
Posted: 04/21/2011 02:44pm   Revised: 04/21/2011 02:44pm  
  

If you have room in your survey budget, I like using ERI's Geographic Assessor.  You can research geographic differentials by city and salary amount (which can vary - $30K job vs. $250K job).  I believe you download a free demo on the website, www.erieri.com 

No, I don't work for ERI Laughing

 


 
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