Compensation inequality: evidence from the National Compensation Survey

Source: Kristen Monaco, Brooks Pierce, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review, July 2015

From the abstract:
Using data from the National Compensation Survey, this article examines compensation inequality measures and trends over the 2007–2014 period. The analysis suggests that inequality measures based on total compensation (i.e., wages plus costs of employer-provided benefits) are higher than measures based solely on wages. It also points to an increase in inequality over the study period—an increase largely driven by a growing compensation gap between high- and low-earning occupations—and considerable intraoccupational inequality.