May 2013

International Labor Comparisons: BLS Spotlight on Statistics

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Manufacturing average hourly compensation costs in U.S. dollars, by components of compensation, 2011

 

Manufacturing average hourly compensation costs in U.S. dollars, by components of compensation, 2011
Country Hourly Compensation
Total Hourly Direct Pay Hourly Social Insurance
Total direct pay Pay for time worked (wages and salaries) Directly paid benefits

United States

35.53 26.87 23.70 3.17 8.65

Argentina

15.91 13.14 10.92 2.23 2.77

Australia

46.29 37.04 32.63 4.41 9.25

Austria

43.16 32.09 22.82 9.26 11.07

Belgium

54.77 37.12 26.07 11.05 17.64

Brazil

11.65 7.93 6.27 1.66 3.72

Canada

36.56 29.07 25.48 3.59 7.49

Czech Republic

13.13 9.54 7.77 1.77 3.59

Denmark

51.67 46.70 39.15 7.54 4.97

Estonia

10.39 7.71 6.73 0.98 2.69

Finland

44.14 34.94 26.43 8.51 9.20

France

42.12 29.51 21.70 7.80 12.61

Germany

47.38 37.13 27.70 9.44 10.24

Greece

21.78 16.75 12.66 4.08 5.03

Hungary

9.17 7.01 5.20 1.81 2.16

Ireland

39.83 33.43 27.43 6.00 6.39

Israel

21.42 17.92 16.42 1.50 3.49

Italy

36.17 25.70 20.43 5.27 10.47

Japan

35.71 29.25 20.23 9.02 6.46

Korea, Republic of

18.91 15.21 NA NA 3.70

Mexico

6.48 4.53 NA NA 1.95

Netherlands

42.26 33.29 24.29 9.01 8.97

New Zealand

23.38 22.39 19.70 2.69 0.99

Norway

64.15 53.18 NA NA 10.98

Philippines

2.01 1.84 1.49 0.35 0.17

Poland

8.83 7.58 5.35 2.23 1.25

Portugal

12.91 10.37 7.88 2.49 2.54

Singapore

22.60 18.96 15.00 3.95 3.64

Slovakia

11.77 8.58 6.38 2.20 3.19

Spain

28.44 21.22 15.65 5.57 7.22

Sweden

49.12 32.94 27.82 5.13 16.18

Switzerland

60.40 51.16 39.92 11.24 9.25

Taiwan

9.34 8.00 NA NA 1.35

United Kingdom

30.77 26.04 21.98 4.05 4.73

Note: For Mexico, Republic of Korea, Norway, and Taiwan, pay for time worked and directly paid benefits are combined into total direct pay.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons.



Components of manufacturing average hourly compensation costs as a percent of total compensation,  2011
Country Hourly Compensation
Total Hourly Direct Pay Hourly Social Insurance
Total direct pay Pay for time worked (wages and salaries) Directly paid benefits

United States

100 75.6 66.7 8.9 24.4

Argentina

100 82.6 68.6 14.0 17.4

Australia

100 80.0 70.5 9.5 20.0

Austria

100 74.3 52.9 21.5 25.7

Belgium

100 67.8 47.6 20.2 32.2

Brazil

100 68.1 53.8 14.3 31.9

Canada

100 79.5 69.7 9.8 20.5

Czech Republic

100 72.7 59.2 13.5 27.3

Denmark

100 90.4 75.8 14.6 9.6

Estonia

100 74.2 64.7 9.4 25.8

Finland

100 79.2 59.9 19.3 20.8

France

100 70.1 51.5 18.5 29.9

Germany

100 78.4 58.5 19.9 21.6

Greece

100 76.9 58.2 18.7 23.1

Hungary

100 76.5 56.7 19.8 23.5

Ireland

100 83.9 68.9 15.1 16.1

Israel

100 83.7 76.7 7.0 16.3

Italy

100 71.1 56.5 14.6 28.9

Japan

100 81.9 56.6 25.3 18.1

Korea, Republic of

100 80.4 NA NA 19.6

Mexico

100 69.9 NA NA 30.1

Netherlands

100 78.8 57.5 21.3 21.2

New Zealand

100 95.8 84.2 11.5 4.2

Norway

100 82.9 NA NA 17.1

Philippines

100 91.5 74.2 17.3 8.5

Poland

100 85.9 60.6 25.3 14.1

Portugal

100 80.3 61.1 19.3 19.7

Singapore

100 83.9 66.4 17.5 16.1

Slovakia

100 72.9 54.2 18.7 27.1

Spain

100 74.6 55.0 19.6 25.4

Sweden

100 67.1 56.6 10.4 32.9

Switzerland

100 84.7 66.1 18.6 15.3

Taiwan

100 85.6 NA NA 14.4

United Kingdom

100 84.6 71.4 13.2 15.4

Note: For Mexico, Republic of Korea, Norway, and Taiwan, pay for time worked and directly paid benefits are combined into total direct pay.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons.



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