While total compensation in Sedgwick County fell between 2008 and 2009, average compensation for those working actually rose, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Compensation includes wages, bonuses, benefits and other contributions such as employer pay for worker insurance.
Total compensation fell in Sedgwick County by 4.4 percent. Average compensation for those working rose 0.4 percent to $52,970.
Both were lower than the nation as a whole.
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Compensation declined in two-thirds of the nation's 3,113 counties in 2009, with total compensation of U.S. workers falling 3.2 percent in 2009. Average compensation grew 1.2 percent to $56,962.