July 14, 2010

Mean hourly compensation costs in selected countries, 1975 and 2007

Mean hourly compensation costs for production workers in the manufacturing sector (in nominal U.S. dollars), 1975 and 2007
Country 1975 2007

Sweden

$7.12 $36.03

Germany

$5.28 $33.26

United Kingdom

$3.21 $30.18

Canada

$6.40 $29.08

France

$4.76 $28.57

Italy

$4.70 $28.23

United States

$6.24 $25.27

Japan

$2.95 $19.75

South Korea

$0.31 $16.02

Taiwan

$0.39 $6.58

Mexico

$1.43 $2.92

These data featured in the TED article, Mean hourly compensation costs in selected countries, 1975 and 2007.

 

 

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