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The 2015 Health Care Summer Compensation Survey features two sections: a hospital and 24-hour operations section featuring 263 positions, and a Clinic section with 36 surveyed positions. Out of the 299 total jobs, there were 15 new positions and 10 positions that had either a job title and/or job description change in this year’s survey. Hospital executive positions are also included in a separate appendix.

The survey includes wage data submitted by 43 hospitals and clinics located in Colorado and Wyoming. In addition to the Front Range, Colorado participation also includes the Western Slope and Mountain Resort areas.

Along with salary data, participants also reported percentage increases in pay and pay ranges for 2014 and projections for 2015 and 2016 for the following categories: Nurses, Managers/Supervisors, and All Other Employees. Included in the survey this year is the average turnover data for nurses, as well as Mid-Level position average salaries. Wage and Supervisory/Management data are displayed by Geographic Location, All Colorado without Government and Clinics, and Net Operating Revenue (under $250,000,000 and $250,000,000 or more) when sufficient data are reported.

2015 Colorado REA Compensation Survey

The 2015 Colorado Rural Electric Association Compensation Survey is now available and provides wage and salary information in 22 Colorado Rural Electric Associations for 53 positions. Salary data are displayed by employment size. Also included are compensation costs as percent of operating revenue and total revenue, average entry-level hiring rates for inside and outside positions, SCADA rates of pay for office and field personnel, and flexible work schedules.

Union Wage Increases are Up from Last Year

Union wage increases averaged 2.7 percent, collectively, through June 29, 2015, an increase of .8 percent over the 1.9 percent reported in the comparable period of 2014. The industry group with the greatest increase in first-year wage increases (lump sums not factored) from 2014 was construction, which increased from .9 percent to 2.4 percent. There were no industries reporting decreases. For first-year wage increases (lump sums factored), again the construction industry had the greatest increase from .9 percent to 2.4 percent in 2015. These data are compiled by the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA).

The following charts are year-to-date by major industry group:

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2015 Health & Welfare Survey – Arizona, Colorado & Wyoming

The 2015 Health & Welfare Plans Survey has been published. There were 458 participants located throughout Colorado and Wyoming and 47 participants in Arizona. Data for this survey can be accessed online by geographic location, organization employment size, and industry type.

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Fifty-three percent of Arizona, 52 percent of Colorado, and 50 percent of Wyoming responding organizations reported offering a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). Fifty-three percent of Arizona respondents, 57 percent of those in Colorado, and 42 percent of Wyoming respondents also offer Health Savings Accounts and/or Health Reimbursement Accounts as an option to employees.

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A premium increase at last renewal was reported by 90 percent of Arizona responding organizations with an average increase of 9 percent. Seventy-four percent of Colorado respondents reported an average increase of 8 percent, and 80 percent of Wyoming respondents reported an average increase of 6 percent.