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 Subject: Average total annual salary raises in healthcare Category: Business and Money Asked by: gardnervillian-ga List Price: \$30.00 Posted: 01 Apr 2003 17:01 PST Expires: 01 May 2003 18:01 PDT Question ID: 184557
 ```I'm am looking for national or regional (west coast) data that would tell me what the average annual raise is for employees. Ie... So taking all professions, the average employee in America recieved a 4% increase last year. Would need to make sure its total raise, many facilities give a COLA of a certain %, then a merit of another certain %, I'm looking for the total average % raise that employees recieved last year. Thanks!```
 ```Hello, and thank you for an interesting question: According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average hourly wages for all "health related occupations" in the United States as a whole, and in what's called the "Pacific Census Division" (Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington) were as follows: ..........US.............Pacific 1997 -- \$21.83..........\$23.93 1998 -- \$22.56..........\$25.57 1999 -- \$27.12..........\$26.62 2000 -- \$27.33..........\$27.33 2001 -- \$28.14..........\$28.57 As you can see, the national hourly health care wages rose 3.0% between 2000 and 2001, while wages out west rose quite a bit faster, at 4.5%. The data are taken from the BLS's "National Compensation Survey" data base, which can be queried at: http://data.bls.gov/labjava/outside.jsp?survey=nc The BLS public query system is very fliexible. You can select factors such as: --geography (the country as a whole, regions, individual cities, etc); --occupational categories (all jobs, broad sectors like "health related occupations"; --more select categories such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, assistants, etc); --worker "levels" (senior management, entry level, etc). The system will return wage data for the years 1997-2001. An explanation of the National Compensation Survey, along with details of what is actually covered and what is excluded from the survey, can be found here: http://data.bls.gov/help/pdq/nchlpover.htm and on the links at the bottom of this page. ---------- I hope this meets your needs. If anything here needs further explanation, feel free to post a Request for Clarification, and I'll be glad to assist you further. search strategy: Google search on: Bureau Labor Statistics``` Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 01 Apr 2003 17:59 PST ```By the way, I presented the data for the health care industry, as indicated in the title of your question. You can easily re-run the queries for all wages in all industries, if you want to expand the scope beyond just health care.``` Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 02 Apr 2003 07:55 PST ```P.S. You ought to have a look at this BLS site as well: http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs035.htm which provides a very nice overview of occupations and earnings in the health care industry.```