Table 9. Private industry, goods-producing and service-providing industries, by occupational group


Table 9.   Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation: Private
industry workers, goods-producing and service-providing industries, by occupational group, March 2014
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                            Benefit costs                    
                                                                                                                             
                                                        Total    Wages                                                       
                       Series                          compen-    and                      Supple-           Retire-  Legally
                                                       sation  salaries   Total    Paid    mental  Insuran-   ment   required
                                                                                   leave     pay      ce       and   benefits
                                                                                                             savings         
                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                             
                                                      
                                                                               Cost per hour worked
                                                      

                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
All workers in private industry......................  $29.99   $20.96    $9.03    $2.09    $0.85    $2.50    $1.15    $2.44 
                                                                                                                             
      Management, professional, and related..........   52.30    36.53    15.76     4.50     1.54     3.78     2.38     3.56 
        Management, business, and financial..........   61.53    42.50    19.03     5.66     2.25     4.25     2.86     4.02 
        Professional and related.....................   46.55    32.82    13.73     3.78     1.11     3.48     2.08     3.28 
      Sales and office...............................   23.13    16.47     6.65     1.43     0.53     2.18     0.66     1.85 
        Sales and related............................   22.22    16.63     5.59     1.19     0.51     1.55     0.52     1.82 
        Office and administrative support............   23.71    16.37     7.34     1.59     0.55     2.59     0.74     1.87 
      Service........................................   14.06    10.67     3.39     0.56     0.24     0.88     0.21     1.49 
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                                   
       maintenance...................................   33.00    22.24    10.76     1.77     1.00     2.96     1.75     3.27 
        Construction, extraction, farming, fishing,                                                                          
         and forestry(1).............................   33.19    22.12    11.07     1.29     0.96     2.87     2.31     3.63 
        Installation, maintenance, and repair........   32.83    22.35    10.48     2.19     1.03     3.04     1.27     2.96 
      Production, transportation, and material moving   26.12    17.20     8.92     1.57     0.96     2.89     1.00     2.50 
        Production...................................   26.40    17.39     9.02     1.67     1.13     2.92     0.87     2.42 
        Transportation and material moving...........   25.86    17.02     8.84     1.48     0.79     2.85     1.13     2.58 
                                                                                                                             
    All workers, goods-producing industries(2).......   35.95    23.77    12.18     2.37     1.42     3.42     1.87     3.10 
                                                                                                                             
      Management, professional, and related..........   64.36    43.02    21.34     5.52     2.65     4.68     4.21     4.28 
      Sales and office...............................   29.43    20.43     8.99     2.00     0.73     3.00     0.87     2.39 
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                                   
       maintenance...................................   34.33    22.71    11.61     1.48     1.15     3.09     2.24     3.65 
      Production, transportation, and material moving   27.34    17.72     9.62     1.71     1.24     3.21     0.93     2.52 
                                                                                                                             
    All workers, service-providing industries(3).....   28.79    20.39     8.40     2.03     0.74     2.31     1.01     2.30 
                                                                                                                             
      Management, professional, and related..........   50.70    35.68    15.03     4.37     1.40     3.66     2.13     3.47 
      Sales and office...............................   22.66    16.18     6.48     1.39     0.52     2.12     0.64     1.81 
      Service........................................   14.00    10.64     3.36     0.55     0.24     0.87     0.21     1.49 
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                                   
       maintenance...................................   31.49    21.71     9.78     2.11     0.82     2.82     1.20     2.84 
      Production, transportation, and material moving   25.09    16.75     8.34     1.46     0.72     2.61     1.06     2.49 
                                                      
                                                      
                                                                           Percent of total compensation
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
All workers in private industry......................   100.0     69.9     30.1      7.0      2.8      8.3      3.8      8.1 
                                                                                                                             
      Management, professional, and related..........   100.0     69.9     30.1      8.6      3.0      7.2      4.5      6.8 
        Management, business, and financial..........   100.0     69.1     30.9      9.2      3.7      6.9      4.6      6.5 
        Professional and related.....................   100.0     70.5     29.5      8.1      2.4      7.5      4.5      7.0 
      Sales and office...............................   100.0     71.2     28.8      6.2      2.3      9.4      2.8      8.0 
        Sales and related............................   100.0     74.9     25.1      5.3      2.3      7.0      2.4      8.2 
        Office and administrative support............   100.0     69.0     31.0      6.7      2.3     10.9      3.1      7.9 
      Service........................................   100.0     75.9     24.1      4.0      1.7      6.3      1.5     10.6 
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                                   
       maintenance...................................   100.0     67.4     32.6      5.4      3.0      9.0      5.3      9.9 
        Construction, extraction, farming, fishing,                                                                          
         and forestry(1).............................   100.0     66.6     33.4      3.9      2.9      8.7      7.0     10.9 
        Installation, maintenance, and repair........   100.0     68.1     31.9      6.7      3.1      9.3      3.9      9.0 
      Production, transportation, and material moving   100.0     65.8     34.2      6.0      3.7     11.1      3.8      9.6 
        Production...................................   100.0     65.9     34.1      6.3      4.3     11.1      3.3      9.2 
        Transportation and material moving...........   100.0     65.8     34.2      5.7      3.1     11.0      4.4     10.0 
                                                                                                                             
    All workers, goods-producing industries(2).......   100.0     66.1     33.9      6.6      3.9      9.5      5.2      8.6 
                                                                                                                             
      Management, professional, and related..........   100.0     66.8     33.2      8.6      4.1      7.3      6.5      6.7 
      Sales and office...............................   100.0     69.4     30.6      6.8      2.5     10.2      2.9      8.1 
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                                   
       maintenance...................................   100.0     66.2     33.8      4.3      3.4      9.0      6.5     10.6 
      Production, transportation, and material moving   100.0     64.8     35.2      6.2      4.5     11.8      3.4      9.2 
                                                                                                                             
    All workers, service-providing industries(3).....   100.0     70.8     29.2      7.1      2.6      8.0      3.5      8.0 
                                                                                                                             
      Management, professional, and related..........   100.0     70.4     29.6      8.6      2.8      7.2      4.2      6.8 
      Sales and office...............................   100.0     71.4     28.6      6.1      2.3      9.4      2.8      8.0 
      Service........................................   100.0     76.0     24.0      4.0      1.7      6.2      1.5     10.6 
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                                   
       maintenance...................................   100.0     68.9     31.1      6.7      2.6      8.9      3.8      9.0 
      Production, transportation, and material moving   100.0     66.8     33.2      5.8      2.9     10.4      4.2      9.9 

  1 Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations were combined with construction and extraction occupational group as of
December 2006.
  2 Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing. The agriculture, forestry, farming, and hunting sector is excluded.
  3 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.

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

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