Possibly to offset lower salaries, jobs in the nonprofit and government sectors typically come with richerthan similar private-sector jobs, according to a new Mercer HR Consulting study. It says the benefit levels at nonprofits, governments and education institutions are 28 percent, 27 percent and 21 percent higher, respectively, than the average benefit levels at all employers combined. Among for-profit employers, utilities, mining companies and insurance carriers offer the best benefits. Food services, retail and wholesale firms provide the lowest benefit levels.
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