March 10, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Manufacturing compensation costs in foreign countries and U.S., 2009

Hourly compensation costs in manufacturing, U.S. dollars, selected countries, 2009
Country Hourly compensation cost

Norway

53.89

Denmark

49.56

Belgium

49.40

Austria

48.04

Germany

46.52

Switzerland

44.29

Finland

43.77

Netherlands

43.50

France

40.08

Sweden

39.87

Ireland

39.02

Italy

34.97

Australia

34.62

United States

33.53

United Kingdom

30.78

Japan

30.36

Canada

29.60

Spain

27.74

These data are featured in the TED article, Manufacturing compensation costs in foreign countries and U.S., 2009.

 

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