September 28, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employer costs for employee compensation in metropolitan areas, March 2009

Employer costs for employee compensation, per hour, metropolitan areas and United States, March 2009
Area Employer costs for employee compensation, per hour

San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA

$38.28

Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-NH

$35.60

New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA

$35.45

Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV

$34.03

Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI

$33.17

Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA

$32.77

Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL, IN, WI

$31.93

Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX

$31.10

Philadelphia, Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD

$30.36

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL

$29.69

Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI

$29.47

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

$29.39

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA

$29.24

United States

$27.46

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

$26.01

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

$25.42

These data featured in the TED article, Employer costs for employee compensation in metropolitan areas, March 2009.