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Survey NewsFree!  Colorado Compensation Survey Briefing Session

Final results of the Colorado data from the Benchmark Compensation Survey will be presented at the annual briefing session. An economist from the Colorado Legislative Council will also present a Colorado economic overview at the Denver programs. The dates, times and locations for this presentation are listed below.

There is no charge for these sessions, but space is limited. To register for a program date, call 800.884.1328, email, or visit


Revised Survey Schedule

MSEC members have asked, and we are responding. Over the past several years, many members have requested compensation data from our benchmark compensation surveys earlier in the year than when we were publishing them. Therefore, we have revised our 2015 Annual Survey Schedule to achieve the goal of publishing benchmark compensation surveys in the first half of the year.

Mark your calendar with these important 2015 Core Survey dates!

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Union Wage Increases Up From 2014

First-year union wage increases, collectively bargained in 2015, for all industries without lump sums factored was 2.7 percent. This is up from the 1.8 percent reported in 2014. When lump-sum payments were included, the all-industries average for first-year wage increase in 2014 was 2.2 percent, compared to the 3.2 percent reported for 2015. The following data were published by the Bureau of National Affairs.

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Notice of Surveys Being Conducted

2015 Public Employers Survey

This survey contains compensation data across several areas of the public sector. This year, the survey includes Library positions and some additional Fire positions. This survey collects step pay range information for police and fire positions.

2015 Health Care Compensation

The Health Care Compensation Survey captures compensation data for over 280 positions in Health Care, Clinics, and Physician Practices. This survey includes information for RN Turnover rates, Mid-Level positions, and pay increase projections.

Participants can go to the MSEC website and download the job descriptions, questionnaire rate sheet, and general information for completion. Go to

If you would like to participate in either of these surveys but have not received a questionnaire, please contact the Surveys Department at 800.884.1328 or