Wage Bill and Pay Compression

Wage Bill and Pay Compression provides data on public sector wage bills, pay compression, and government employment. Wage bill includes both central and general government compensation as percentages of GDP, revenues, and expenditures.

Pay compression is defined as the ratio of highest salary to lowest salary on the central government's main salary scale. Public Sector employment includes both General Government and State Owned Enterprise's employees, but only general government employment is captured in this dataset.

  • Type

    Time series

  • Periodicity

    Annual

  • Last Updated

    23-Nov-2011

  • Economy Coverage

    WLD, EAP, ECA, LAC, MNA, SAS, SSA, HIC, LMY, IBRD, IDA

  • Granularity

    National

  • Topic

    Labor & Social Protection

  • Update Frequency

    Annual +

  • Update Schedule

    No fixed schedule

  • Contact Details

    vsrivastava@worldbank.org

  • Access Options

    Bulk download

  • Attribution/citation

    Wage Bill and Pay Compression, World Bank Group