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Table 7. Private industry, by census region and division, and area


Table 7.   Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation: Private industry workers, by census region and division, September 2014
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                   Census region and division(1)                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                     Northeast                Northeast divisions                  South                              South divisions                             Midwest                  Midwest divisions                    West                     West divisions            
                 Compensation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                   component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                        New England       Middle Atlantic                          South Atlantic    East South Central  West South Central                      East North Central  West North Central                           Mountain            Pacific      
                                                   Cost    Percent                                             Cost    Percent                                                                 Cost    Percent                                             Cost    Percent                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                       Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent                         Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent                         Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent                         Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Total compensation.............................   $34.95    100.0     $35.27    100.0     $34.82    100.0     $27.38    100.0     $28.09    100.0     $24.29    100.0     $27.62    100.0      29.27    100.0      29.48    100.0      28.84    100.0      32.00    100.0      28.66    100.0      33.57    100.0  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  Wages and salaries...........................    23.95     68.5      24.88     70.5      23.60     67.8      19.46     71.1      20.02     71.3      17.25     71.0      19.56     70.8      20.27     69.3      20.28     68.8      20.27     70.3      22.41     70.0      20.50     71.5      23.30     69.4  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  Total benefits...............................    11.00     31.5      10.39     29.5      11.23     32.2       7.91     28.9       8.07     28.7       7.03     29.0       8.06     29.2       9.00     30.7       9.20     31.2       8.57     29.7       9.59     30.0       8.17     28.5      10.26     30.6  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    Paid leave.................................     2.60      7.5       2.43      6.9       2.67      7.7       1.83      6.7       1.95      7.0       1.55      6.4       1.76      6.4       2.01      6.9       2.00      6.8       2.03      7.0       2.16      6.8       1.91      6.7       2.28      6.8  
      Vacation.................................     1.31      3.8       1.25      3.6       1.33      3.8       0.95      3.5       1.01      3.6       0.79      3.3       0.91      3.3       1.09      3.7       1.08      3.7       1.11      3.8       1.13      3.5       1.04      3.6       1.18      3.5  
      Holiday..................................     0.78      2.2       0.75      2.1       0.79      2.3       0.57      2.1       0.60      2.1       0.51      2.1       0.56      2.0       0.61      2.1       0.61      2.1       0.61      2.1       0.65      2.0       0.52      1.8       0.71      2.1  
      Sick.....................................     0.35      1.0       0.29      0.8       0.37      1.1       0.22      0.8       0.24      0.8       0.17      0.7       0.20      0.7       0.21      0.7       0.20      0.7       0.23      0.8       0.28      0.9       0.23      0.8       0.31      0.9  
      Personal.................................     0.17      0.5       0.14      0.4       0.18      0.5       0.10      0.4       0.11      0.4       0.08      0.3       0.09      0.3       0.10      0.3       0.10      0.3       0.09      0.3       0.09      0.3       0.12      0.4       0.08      0.2  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    Supplemental pay...........................     1.05      3.0       0.96      2.7       1.08      3.1       0.80      2.9       0.74      2.6       0.67      2.8       0.96      3.5       0.79      2.7       0.86      2.9       0.63      2.2       0.85      2.6       0.76      2.7       0.89      2.6  
      Overtime and premium(2)..................     0.25      0.7       0.25      0.7       0.25      0.7       0.28      1.0       0.24      0.9       0.31      1.3       0.34      1.2       0.25      0.9       0.27      0.9       0.20      0.7       0.22      0.7       0.21      0.7       0.22      0.7  
      Shift differentials......................     0.08      0.2       0.10      0.3       0.07      0.2       0.06      0.2       0.06      0.2       0.04      0.2       0.05      0.2       0.07      0.2       0.08      0.3       0.05      0.2       0.05      0.1       0.03      0.1       0.05      0.2  
      Nonproduction bonuses....................     0.72      2.1       0.62      1.7       0.76      2.2       0.46      1.7       0.44      1.6       0.32      1.3       0.57      2.1       0.47      1.6       0.51      1.7       0.38      1.3       0.58      1.8       0.52      1.8       0.61      1.8  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    Insurance..................................     3.05      8.7       2.76      7.8       3.16      9.1       2.11      7.7       2.16      7.7       2.04      8.4       2.06      7.5       2.65      9.1       2.72      9.2       2.50      8.7       2.48      7.8       2.12      7.4       2.65      7.9  
      Life.....................................     0.05      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.05      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.2       0.05      0.2       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1  
      Health...................................     2.86      8.2       2.60      7.4       2.95      8.5       1.98      7.2       2.03      7.2       1.91      7.9       1.94      7.0       2.51      8.6       2.57      8.7       2.37      8.2       2.36      7.4       1.99      6.9       2.54      7.6  
      Short-term disability....................     0.09      0.3       0.07      0.2       0.09      0.3       0.05      0.2       0.05      0.2       0.05      0.2       0.04      0.1       0.06      0.2       0.06      0.2       0.05      0.2       0.04      0.1       0.03      0.1       0.04      0.1  
      Long-term disability.....................     0.05      0.2       0.05      0.1       0.06      0.2       0.04      0.2       0.04      0.2       0.04      0.2       0.04      0.1       0.05      0.2       0.05      0.2       0.05      0.2       0.04      0.1       0.05      0.2       0.04      0.1  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    Retirement and savings.....................     1.46      4.2       1.42      4.0       1.48      4.2       1.02      3.7       1.02      3.6       0.79      3.3       1.12      4.1       1.20      4.1       1.24      4.2       1.13      3.9       1.40      4.4       1.09      3.8       1.55      4.6  
      Defined benefit..........................     0.69      2.0       0.66      1.9       0.70      2.0       0.45      1.6       0.42      1.5       0.37      1.5       0.53      1.9       0.59      2.0       0.66      2.2       0.45      1.6       0.69      2.2       0.36      1.2       0.85      2.5  
      Defined contribution.....................     0.77      2.2       0.77      2.2       0.78      2.2       0.57      2.1       0.60      2.1       0.42      1.7       0.59      2.1       0.61      2.1       0.58      2.0       0.67      2.3       0.71      2.2       0.74      2.6       0.70      2.1  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    Legally required benefits..................     2.84      8.1       2.81      8.0       2.85      8.2       2.15      7.9       2.20      7.8       1.98      8.2       2.16      7.8       2.35      8.0       2.38      8.1       2.27      7.9       2.70      8.4       2.28      7.9       2.90      8.6  
      Social Security and Medicare.............     1.98      5.7       2.03      5.8       1.95      5.6       1.64      6.0       1.68      6.0       1.47      6.1       1.65      6.0       1.71      5.8       1.71      5.8       1.69      5.9       1.85      5.8       1.69      5.9       1.92      5.7  
        Social Security(3).....................     1.58      4.5       1.63      4.6       1.56      4.5       1.32      4.8       1.35      4.8       1.19      4.9       1.33      4.8       1.37      4.7       1.38      4.7       1.36      4.7       1.48      4.6       1.35      4.7       1.54      4.6  
        Medicare...............................     0.40      1.1       0.41      1.2       0.40      1.1       0.32      1.2       0.33      1.2       0.28      1.2       0.32      1.2       0.33      1.1       0.33      1.1       0.33      1.2       0.37      1.2       0.34      1.2       0.38      1.1  
      Federal unemployment insurance...........     0.04      0.1       0.03      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.03      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.03      0.1       0.03      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.2       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.03      0.1       0.05      0.2  
      State unemployment insurance.............     0.32      0.9       0.33      0.9       0.32      0.9       0.15      0.5       0.15      0.5       0.12      0.5       0.15      0.5       0.21      0.7       0.22      0.8       0.19      0.6       0.24      0.7       0.17      0.6       0.27      0.8  
      Workers' compensation....................     0.50      1.4       0.41      1.2       0.53      1.5       0.34      1.2       0.33      1.2       0.36      1.5       0.33      1.2       0.39      1.3       0.40      1.4       0.35      1.2       0.57      1.8       0.39      1.4       0.66      2.0  

  1 The States that comprise the census divisions are: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.
  2 Includes premium pay for work in addition to the regular work schedule (such as overtime, weekends, and holidays).
  3 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: December 10, 2014
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