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Table 1. Civilian workers, by major occupational and industry group


Table 1.   Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation: Civilian workers, by major occupational and industry group, December 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                             Occupational group                                                        Industry group          
                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                     Management,                                             Natural         Production,                                       
                 Compensation                          All          professional,         Sales                             resources,     transportation,        Goods-           Service-    
                   component                        workers(1)           and               and             Service        construction,          and           producing(2)      providing(3)  
                                                                       related            office                               and             material                                        
                                                                                                                           maintenance          moving                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                  Cost    Percent   Cost    Percent   Cost    Percent   Cost    Percent   Cost    Percent   Cost    Percent   Cost    Percent   Cost    Percent
                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                               
Total compensation.............................  $31.57    100.0   $51.58    100.0   $23.47    100.0   $16.66    100.0   $33.02    100.0   $26.17    100.0   $35.60    100.0   $30.89    100.0 
                                                                                                                                                                                               
  Wages and salaries...........................   21.77     69.0    35.71     69.2    16.52     70.4    11.84     71.1    22.04     66.7    17.16     65.6    23.58     66.2    21.46     69.5 
                                                                                                                                                                                               
  Total benefits...............................    9.80     31.0    15.86     30.8     6.95     29.6     4.82     28.9    10.98     33.3     9.01     34.4    12.02     33.8     9.43     30.5 
                                                                                                                                                                                               
    Paid leave.................................    2.21      7.0     4.14      8.0     1.50      6.4     0.88      5.3     1.89      5.7     1.59      6.1     2.36      6.6     2.19      7.1 
      Vacation.................................    1.08      3.4     1.99      3.9     0.74      3.2     0.41      2.5     0.95      2.9     0.82      3.1     1.24      3.5     1.05      3.4 
      Holiday..................................    0.67      2.1     1.20      2.3     0.47      2.0     0.28      1.7     0.62      1.9     0.52      2.0     0.81      2.3     0.64      2.1 
      Sick.....................................    0.33      1.1     0.70      1.4     0.20      0.9     0.14      0.8     0.21      0.6     0.19      0.7     0.22      0.6     0.35      1.1 
      Personal.................................    0.13      0.4     0.25      0.5     0.09      0.4     0.05      0.3     0.11      0.3     0.06      0.2     0.08      0.2     0.13      0.4 
                                                                                                                                                                                               
    Supplemental pay...........................    0.77      2.4     1.19      2.3     0.49      2.1     0.29      1.8     0.94      2.8     0.93      3.5     1.40      3.9     0.67      2.2 
      Overtime and premium(4)..................    0.24      0.8     0.13      0.2     0.14      0.6     0.16      1.0     0.66      2.0     0.54      2.1     0.56      1.6     0.19      0.6 
      Shift differentials......................    0.06      0.2     0.09      0.2     0.02      0.1     0.05      0.3     0.05      0.1     0.08      0.3     0.08      0.2     0.06      0.2 
      Nonproduction bonuses....................    0.47      1.5     0.97      1.9     0.33      1.4     0.08      0.5     0.23      0.7     0.31      1.2     0.76      2.1     0.43      1.4 
                                                                                                                                                                                               
    Insurance..................................    2.84      9.0     4.25      8.2     2.31      9.8     1.36      8.2     3.06      9.3     2.94     11.3     3.38      9.5     2.75      8.9 
      Life.....................................    0.05      0.2     0.09      0.2     0.03      0.1     0.02      0.1     0.04      0.1     0.04      0.2     0.07      0.2     0.04      0.1 
      Health...................................    2.70      8.5     4.01      7.8     2.22      9.4     1.32      7.9     2.89      8.8     2.78     10.6     3.17      8.9     2.62      8.5 
      Short-term disability....................    0.05      0.2     0.07      0.1     0.04      0.2     (5)      (6)      0.09      0.3     0.06      0.2     0.08      0.2     0.04      0.1 
      Long-term disability.....................    0.05      0.1     0.08      0.2     0.03      0.1     (5)      (6)      0.04      0.1     0.07      0.3     0.05      0.2     0.04      0.1 
                                                                                                                                                                                               
    Retirement and savings.....................    1.53      4.8     2.91      5.6     0.80      3.4     0.68      4.1     1.91      5.8     1.05      4.0     1.80      5.1     1.48      4.8 
      Defined benefit..........................    0.94      3.0     1.79      3.5     0.38      1.6     0.55      3.3     1.34      4.0     0.61      2.3     1.02      2.9     0.93      3.0 
      Defined contribution.....................    0.59      1.9     1.12      2.2     0.42      1.8     0.13      0.8     0.58      1.8     0.44      1.7     0.78      2.2     0.56      1.8 
                                                                                                                                                                                               
    Legally required benefits..................    2.45      7.8     3.37      6.5     1.85      7.9     1.59      9.6     3.18      9.6     2.50      9.5     3.08      8.7     2.34      7.6 
      Social Security and Medicare.............    1.77      5.6     2.78      5.4     1.37      5.8     0.98      5.9     1.86      5.6     1.47      5.6     2.01      5.6     1.72      5.6 
        Social Security(7).....................    1.41      4.5     2.19      4.2     1.10      4.7     0.79      4.7     1.50      4.6     1.18      4.5     1.62      4.5     1.37      4.4 
        Medicare...............................    0.36      1.1     0.59      1.1     0.27      1.1     0.19      1.2     0.36      1.1     0.28      1.1     0.39      1.1     0.35      1.1 
      Federal unemployment insurance...........    0.03      0.1     0.02     (6)      0.04      0.2     0.03      0.2     0.03      0.1     0.03      0.1     0.03      0.1     0.03      0.1 
      State unemployment insurance.............    0.21      0.7     0.20      0.4     0.21      0.9     0.19      1.1     0.27      0.8     0.25      0.9     0.30      0.8     0.20      0.6 
      Workers' compensation....................    0.44      1.4     0.37      0.7     0.23      1.0     0.39      2.3     1.02      3.1     0.75      2.9     0.74      2.1     0.39      1.3 

  1 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy excluding households and the public sector excluding the Federal government.
  2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing. The agriculture, forestry, farming, and hunting sector is excluded.
  3 Includes utilities; wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical
services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services;  health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation;
accommodation and food services; other services, except public administration; and public administration.
  4 Includes premium pay for work in addition to the regular work schedule (such as overtime, weekends, and holidays).
  5 Cost per hour worked is $0.01 or less.
  6 Less than .05 percent.
  7 Comprises the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program.

Note: The sum of individual items may not equal totals due to rounding.

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Last Modified Date: March 12, 2014
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