The Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services recently released the Wyoming Community College Market Pay Study, after a request from Wyoming’s community college presidents. The report focuses on wages earned by those working in community colleges in Wyoming, the history of compensation in Wyoming and the region, and labor market trends driving demand in the educational services industry. Key findings of the report include:
Employment in Wyoming’s community college system makes up nearly half (47.4%) of the total employment in higher education (see the Table) – more than twice that of any other border state.
The report also makes recommendations for further research, including responding to gaps in the data, many of which can be addressed through implementing a standardized approach to data collection. Research & Planning will meet later this month with human resources directors from Wyoming’s community colleges to discuss the implementation of standardized data collection and the possibilities for further market pay analysis.
The complete Wyoming Community College Market Pay Study can be found at http://doe.state.wy.us/LMI/education_costs/community_college_pay_study.pdf.
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Source: Occupational Employment Statistics Aggregation for 2013.
aSource: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Average for November 2012 and May 2013.