Table 6. Private industry, by major industry group


Table 6.   Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation: Private industry workers, by major industry group, March 2015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                     Goods-producing(1)                                                                                           Service-providing(2)                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                    All                Trade,                                                   Professional         Education            Leisure                          
                 Compensation                        All goods-         Construction       Manufacturing          service-        transportation,       Information          Financial              and                 and                 and            Other services  
                   component                        producing(1)                                                providing(2)            and                                  activities           business             health           hospitality                        
                                                                                                                                     utilities                                                    services            services                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                   Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Total compensation.............................   $37.24    100.0     $36.04    100.0     $36.87    100.0     $30.50    100.0     $26.07    100.0     $55.99    100.0     $45.00    100.0     $39.42    100.0     $32.86    100.0     $13.31    100.0     $25.74    100.0  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  Wages and salaries...........................    24.66     66.2      24.95     69.2      24.04     65.2      21.38     70.1      18.31     70.2      34.43     61.5      29.56     65.7      27.87     70.7      23.25     70.7      10.41     78.2      18.64     72.4  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  Total benefits...............................    12.58     33.8      11.09     30.8      12.83     34.8       9.11     29.9       7.77     29.8      21.56     38.5      15.44     34.3      11.55     29.3       9.61     29.3       2.89     21.8       7.10     27.6  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Paid leave.................................     2.46      6.6       1.60      4.4       2.78      7.5       2.13      7.0       1.62      6.2       4.86      8.7       3.80      8.4       2.83      7.2       2.51      7.7       0.42      3.1       1.54      6.0  
      Vacation.................................     1.28      3.4       0.82      2.3       1.45      3.9       1.11      3.6       0.87      3.3       2.52      4.5       1.98      4.4       1.50      3.8       1.27      3.9       0.23      1.8       0.74      2.9  
      Holiday..................................     0.86      2.3       0.58      1.6       0.97      2.6       0.62      2.0       0.47      1.8       1.20      2.1       1.09      2.4       0.86      2.2       0.74      2.2       0.12      0.9       0.51      2.0  
      Sick.....................................     0.23      0.6       0.13      0.3       0.27      0.7       0.27      0.9       0.20      0.8       0.57      1.0       0.52      1.2       0.31      0.8       0.37      1.1       0.05      0.3       0.19      0.7  
      Personal.................................     0.09      0.2       0.08      0.2       0.10      0.3       0.12      0.4       0.08      0.3       0.58      1.0       0.22      0.5       0.16      0.4       0.14      0.4       0.02      0.2       0.10      0.4  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Supplemental pay...........................     1.43      3.8       0.90      2.5       1.55      4.2       1.06      3.5       0.66      2.5       2.84      5.1       3.25      7.2       1.92      4.9       0.59      1.8       0.14      1.1       0.37      1.4  
      Overtime and premium(3)..................     0.57      1.5       0.59      1.7       0.54      1.5       0.20      0.6       0.27      1.0       0.36      0.6       0.16      0.4       0.22      0.6       0.18      0.6       0.07      0.5       0.14      0.6  
      Shift differentials......................     0.08      0.2      (4)       (5)        0.12      0.3       0.05      0.2       0.02      0.1       0.06      0.1      (4)       (5)        0.02     (5)        0.17      0.5      (4)       (5)        0.02      0.1  
      Nonproduction bonuses....................     0.78      2.1       0.29      0.8       0.90      2.4       0.81      2.7       0.36      1.4       2.42      4.3       3.07      6.8       1.68      4.3       0.23      0.7       0.07      0.5       0.20      0.8  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Insurance..................................     3.51      9.4       2.88      8.0       3.75     10.2       2.39      7.8       2.27      8.7       5.14      9.2       3.74      8.3       2.51      6.4       2.87      8.7       0.73      5.5       1.91      7.4  
      Life.....................................     0.07      0.2       0.04      0.1       0.07      0.2       0.04      0.1       0.03      0.1       0.06      0.1       0.06      0.1       0.05      0.1       0.04      0.1      (4)       (5)        0.03      0.1  
      Health...................................     3.30      8.9       2.76      7.7       3.53      9.6       2.25      7.4       2.14      8.2       4.72      8.4       3.50      7.8       2.33      5.9       2.72      8.3       0.70      5.3       1.83      7.1  
      Short-term disability....................     0.08      0.2       0.05      0.1       0.09      0.3       0.06      0.2       0.04      0.1       0.28      0.5       0.12      0.3       0.07      0.2       0.05      0.2      (4)       (5)        0.03      0.1  
      Long-term disability.....................     0.06      0.1       0.03      0.1       0.06      0.2       0.05      0.2       0.05      0.2       0.07      0.1       0.06      0.1       0.06      0.2       0.05      0.2      (4)       (5)        0.02      0.1  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Retirement and savings.....................     2.01      5.4       1.96      5.4       1.86      5.0       1.17      3.8       0.98      3.7       5.17      9.2       1.78      3.9       1.40      3.6       1.19      3.6       0.20      1.5       1.09      4.2  
      Defined benefit..........................     1.12      3.0       1.24      3.4       0.95      2.6       0.51      1.7       0.46      1.8       3.76      6.7       0.50      1.1       0.57      1.4       0.40      1.2       0.08      0.6       0.60      2.3  
      Defined contribution.....................     0.89      2.4       0.71      2.0       0.91      2.5       0.66      2.2       0.52      2.0       1.41      2.5       1.27      2.8       0.83      2.1       0.79      2.4       0.11      0.9       0.49      1.9  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Legally required benefits..................     3.17      8.5       3.76     10.4       2.88      7.8       2.37      7.8       2.25      8.6       3.55      6.3       2.88      6.4       2.88      7.3       2.45      7.5       1.41     10.6       2.19      8.5  
      Social Security and Medicare.............     2.09      5.6       2.07      5.7       2.07      5.6       1.76      5.8       1.51      5.8       2.99      5.3       2.42      5.4       2.22      5.6       1.91      5.8       0.90      6.8       1.54      6.0  
        Social Security(6).....................     1.68      4.5       1.67      4.6       1.66      4.5       1.40      4.6       1.21      4.7       2.38      4.3       1.90      4.2       1.76      4.5       1.53      4.7       0.73      5.5       1.24      4.8  
        Medicare...............................     0.41      1.1       0.40      1.1       0.41      1.1       0.36      1.2       0.30      1.1       0.61      1.1       0.53      1.2       0.47      1.2       0.38      1.2       0.17      1.3       0.30      1.2  
      Federal unemployment insurance...........     0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.2       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.04      0.1       0.03      0.1       0.05      0.4       0.04      0.1  
      State unemployment insurance.............     0.27      0.7       0.37      1.0       0.24      0.6       0.20      0.7       0.18      0.7       0.23      0.4       0.22      0.5       0.25      0.6       0.19      0.6       0.18      1.3       0.22      0.9  
      Workers' compensation....................     0.77      2.1       1.28      3.6       0.54      1.5       0.37      1.2       0.51      2.0       0.30      0.5       0.20      0.4       0.37      0.9       0.32      1.0       0.28      2.1       0.39      1.5  

  1 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing. The agriculture, forestry, farming, and hunting sector is excluded.
  2 Includes utilities; wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste
services; educational services;  health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services, except public administration.
  3 Includes premium pay (such as overtime, weekends, and holidays) for work in addition to the regular work schedule.
  4 Cost per hour worked is $0.01 or less.
  5 Less than .05 percent.
  6 Social Security refers to the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program.

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

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