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Employee compensation up 2.3% in Spokane County, 3% in Kootenai County

The average total compensation per job in Spokane County rose 2.3 percent in 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce said today.

Total compensation – wages and salaries plus employer contributions for pension and insurance funds – averaged $50,336 in 2010, up from $49,227 in 2009, according to the agency’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

In Kootenai County, total compensation rose to $41,947, from $40,710 in 2009 – an increase of 3 percent.

In the Seattle area, average compensation in King County rose 3.3 percent to $75,114. In the Boise area, Ada County's average compensation rose 3.1 percent to $52,105.

Compensation increased in 2,480 counties and declined in 633 counties in the U.S. last year, as the average annual compensation per job increased 2.7 percent to $58,451.




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