Compensation costs increased 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from
September 2015 to December 2015. Over the year, compensation rose 2.0 percent, wages
and salaries are up 2.1 percent, and benefits rose 1.7 percent.
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Employer costs for state and local government workers averaged $28.45 per hour worked for wages and salaries
and $16.21 for benefits in September 2015. State and local government health benefit costs averaged $5.20 per
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