March 30, 2007
In December 2006, private industry employer compensation costs averaged $25.67 per hour worked.
Wages and salaries averaged $18.11 per hour. Employer costs for legally required benefits averaged $2.20 per hour worked, insurance benefits averaged $1.92, paid leave averaged $1.76, retirement and savings averaged 94 cents, and supplemental pay averaged 75 cents.
Legally required benefits include employer costs for Social Security and Medicare, federal and state unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Private industry compensation $25.67 per hour on average in December 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/mar/wk4/art05.htm (visited August 23, 2014).
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