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Civilian workers compensation costs average $39.01 per hour worked in March 2021

Employer costs for civilian workers averaged $26.84 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $12.18 for benefits in March 2021. Compensation costs were $14.10 per hour at the 10th wage percentile, $29.36 at the median, and $75.88 at the 90th percentile.

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