A new report out yesterday found that Ohio public sector workers are paid 43.4 percent more than those in the private sector, when you thrown in wages, benefits (including retirement), and the value of job security.
The report was conducted by two experts from the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute for the Ohio Business Roundtable. Ohio voters this fall will decide whether to keep or repeal Senate Bill 5, which limits the collective bargaining rights of government workers.
• Ohio public employees receive nearly the same wages as comparable private workers (2.5 percent less)
• Fringe benefits for Ohio public workers are more than twice as generous as those paid in the private‐sector, meaning that when pay and benefits are taken into consideration public workers receive 31.2 percent more in total compensation than private‐sector counterparts.