December 13, 2010

Insurance benefits costs for employers in private industry, September 2010

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

All workers

$2.24 8.00

Occupational group


Management, professional, and related

$3.32 6.7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

$2.68 8.6

Production, transportation, and material moving

$2.56 10.6

Sales and office

$1.98 9.0


$0.97 7.0

Bargaining unit status



$4.84 12.8


$1.94 7.3

Industry group


Goods-producing industries

$3.11 9.5

Service-providing industries

$2.05 7.6

These data featured in the TED article, Insurance benefits costs for employers in private industry, September 2010.




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