Table 15. Private industry, by census region and selected metropolitan area


Table 15.  Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total
compensation: Private industry workers, by census region and selected metropolitan area, March 2013
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
                                                      Total           Wages and       Total benefits 
                                                   compensation        salaries                      
      Census region and metropolitan area                                                            
                                                                                                     
                                                  Cost    Percent   Cost    Percent   Cost    Percent
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
Northeast                                                                                            
                                                                                                     
Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-NH CSA.........  $36.92    100.0   $25.61     69.4   $11.31     30.6 
                                                                                                     
New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA....   36.94    100.0    25.19     68.2    11.75     31.8 
                                                                                                     
Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA..   34.64    100.0    23.68     68.4    10.96     31.6 
                                                                                                     
South                                                                                                
                                                                                                     
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA...   26.53    100.0    19.22     72.4     7.31     27.6 
                                                                                                     
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA......................   29.20    100.0    21.11     72.3     8.09     27.7 
                                                                                                     
Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA.............   32.25    100.0    22.37     69.4     9.88     30.6 
                                                                                                     
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA....   23.56    100.0    17.30     73.4     6.26     26.6 
                                                                                                     
Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia,                                                              
 DC-MD-VA-WV CSA...............................   35.73    100.0    25.31     70.8    10.42     29.2 
                                                                                                     
Midwest                                                                                              
                                                                                                     
Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA    32.91    100.0    22.44     68.2    10.47     31.8 
                                                                                                     
Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA...................   35.36    100.0    23.96     67.8    11.40     32.2 
                                                                                                     
Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI CSA......   36.48    100.0    26.06     71.4    10.42     28.6 
                                                                                                     
West                                                                                                 
                                                                                                     
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA.......   30.07    100.0    21.67     72.1     8.40     27.9 
                                                                                                     
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA................   29.79    100.0    21.86     73.4     7.93     26.6 
                                                                                                     
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA.........   42.56    100.0    29.13     68.4    13.44     31.6 
                                                                                                     
Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA CSA.................   33.91    100.0    23.29     68.7    10.63     31.3 


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

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Last Modified Date: July 17, 2013