September 11, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Wages and benefits by occupational group, June 2009

Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation, private industry workers, by major occupational group, June 2009
Compensation component All workers Management,
professional,
and related
Sales
and
office
Service Natural
resources,
construction,
and maintenance
Production,
transportation,
and
material moving

Total compensation

$27.42 $48.96 $21.44 $13.51 $31.04 $23.37

Wages and salaries

$19.39 $34.68 $15.41 $10.19 $21.18 $15.67

Total benefits

$8.02 $14.28 $6.03 $3.32 $9.86 $7.70

Paid leave

$1.85 $4.11 $1.35 $0.57 $1.52 $1.40

Supplemental pay

$0.83 $1.71 $0.50 $0.23 $1.01 $0.83

Insurance

$2.13 $3.17 $1.87 $0.93 $2.63 $2.40

Retirement and savings

$0.95 $1.89 $0.60 $0.21 $1.50 $0.84

Legally required benefits

$2.26 $3.40 $1.71 $1.37 $3.20 $2.23

These data featured in the TED article, Wages and benefits by occupational group, June 2009.

 

 

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