September 16, 2010

Costs of retirement and savings benefits for employers in private industry, June 2010

Retirement and savings benefit costs for private industry employers, by occupation, bargaining unit status, and industry, June 2010
Class of worker Costs per hour worked Costs as a percent of total compensation

Occupational group


Management, professional, and related

$1.89 3.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

$1.60 5.1

Production, transportation, and material moving

$0.88 3.7

Sales and office

$0.63 2.9


$0.21 1.5

Bargaining unit status



$2.63 7.0


$0.78 2.9

Industry group


Goods-producing industries

$1.50 4.6

Service-providing industries

$0.85 3.2

These data featured in the TED article, Costs of retirement and savings benefits for employers in private industry, June 2010.




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