Tax cut didn’t cause a jump in bonuses

Time Percent of total compensation
2008Q1 1.7
2008Q2 1.8
2008Q3 1.7
2008Q4 1.7
2009Q1 1.6
2009Q2 1.8
2009Q3 1.8
2009Q4 1.8
2010Q1 1.7
2010Q2 1.6
2010Q3 1.6
2010Q4 1.6
2011Q1 1.6
2011Q2 1.7
2011Q3 1.7
2011Q4 1.7
2012Q1 1.8
2012Q2 1.8
2012Q3 1.8
2012Q4 1.8
2013Q1 1.7
2013Q2 1.7
2013Q3 1.7
2013Q4 1.8
2014Q1 1.8
2014Q2 1.8
2014Q3 1.8
2014Q4 2.5
2015Q1 2.5
2015Q2 2.5
2015Q3  2.2
2015Q4 2.3
2016Q1 2.6
2016Q2 2.6
2016Q3 2.6
2016Q4 2.5
2017Q1 2.6
2017Q2 2.6
2017Q3 2.6
2017Q4 2.7
2018Q1 2.8
2018Q2 2.8
2018Q3 2.8
2018Q4 2.1
2019Q1 2.1

 

Source: EPI analysis of BLS Employer Costs for Employer Compensation data, Table 9: Private Sector Workers

View the underlying data on epi.org.