Wage & Benefit Survey

Introduction

The Harrison County Wage and Benefit Report was prepared and compiled for the Marshall Economic Development Corporation by Charles Williams, Ph.D., D.B.A., D.Eng. of East Texas Baptist University.  Data from the U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce were used along with a survey of local businesses in the evaluation of wage and benefit information.

Executive Summary

A wage and benefit survey of businesses in Harrison County was conducted at the request of the Marshall Economic Development Corporation. The purpose of the survey was to gather current wage and benefit information from occupations across all industries in the county.  The results and findings would be used in attracting businesses and for the retention of existing businesses.   Dr. Charles Williams of East Texas Baptist University designed the Wage and Benefit Survey utilizing current occupational titles and benefit options.

A total of 25 firms completed the Wage and Benefit Survey representing 55 different occupations with 1,148 full-time and 46 part-time employees.  The wage and benefit information collected for this project reflects labor market information as of May 31, 2008, and is valid as of that date.   The majority of respondents were from the manufacturing industry, 20.51%.  The principal target industry for this survey was the manufacturing industry.

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