Graduation cap on moneyIndustries with large gaps between pay and productivity tend to bethose where workers have higher rates of college education. (Photo:iStock)

As worker compensation remains flat, the so-calledpay-productivity gap is shooting higher. According to a new report from the Society for Human ResourcesManagement the largest increases in productivity without anycorresponding increase in pay were mostly tech-relatedindustries. Those industriesalso experienced the largest amounts of growth over the past fewdecades. Industries which have experienced relatively little growthduring the same time period experienced smaller pay-productivitygaps, with both productivity and pay remaining flat or increasingat similar rates.

“The gap between worker compensation and productivitynow as wide as it ever has been, with little indicationthat the trend will reverse course,” the report's authorswrite.

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