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Compensation by Geographical Location

Many compensation surveys include information that allows users to find data for specific geographic breakdowns. Often the data is presented by states or even by larger geographical regions; however each publisher may handle the geographic data differently.

For example, in the past, Watson Wyatt (currently TowersWatson) had a survey for an industry or job type presented by position or job and a companion volume, which recieved a diferent call number at the Library of Congress, that presented the data using their geographic classifications. Those researchers doing current research need only one volume or set.  However, if they are doing historical research they will need both the survey data and the companion volume for that survey for the geographic data found in different set.

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Compensation by Position
         Miscellaneous Industries
         All Industries
Compensation by Place
Compensation Resources by Publisher
Government Resources
Foreign Resources
Subjects for Additional Searching

  • CompData
    The Library has traditionally received many of CompData's print titles so if you are doing historical research the Library has many of the older print surveys most often published geographically by state or state groups:
    Individual States:
     California  Nevada (new)
     Florida  New Jersey
     Georgia  New York
     Illinois  Ohio
     Indiana  Pennsylvania
     Maryland (and DC)  Virginia
    Groups of States:
     Colorada/Utah  Minnesota/Wisconsin
     Iowa/Nebraska  Kentucky/Tennessee
     Pacific Northwest  The Carolinas
     New England  Arizona/New Mexico
     Arkansas/Oklahoma  Mid-South


Wages-- [Add state or country to locate publications pertaining to a particular state or country].

For example:

Employee fringe benefits-- [Add state or country to locate publications pertaining to a particular state or country].

For example:
Employee fringe benefits--New York.
Employee fringe benefits--Canada.

Last updated: 09/09/2015

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