International Labor Comparisons

FLS Table1

Table 1. United States, Hourly compensation costs in manufacturing, U.S. dollars, 2008-2012
Industry ISIC Rev.4 Code 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33)

C
32.78 34.19 34.81 35.51 35.67

Food products, beverages and tobacco

10-12
24.92 25.93 26.56 26.91 27.20

          Food and beverages

10-11
NA NA NA NA NA

                    Food products

10
23.65 24.87 25.39 25.97 26.25

                    Beverages

11
NA NA NA NA NA

          Tobacco products

12
NA NA NA NA NA

Textiles, wearing apparel and leather

13-15
21.56 21.33 22.22 23.42 24.34

          Textiles and wearing apparel

13-14
21.38 21.04 22.04 23.27 24.19

                    Textiles

13
22.28 21.89 22.84 23.60 24.17

                    Wearing apparel

14
19.86 19.66 20.72 22.61 24.09

Leather and related products

15
24.40 25.91 24.96 25.34 26.34

Wood and paper products and printing

16-18
28.66 29.66 30.01 30.44 30.78

          Wood and wood products, except furniture

16
23.95 24.65 24.56 24.63 24.67

          Paper and paper products

17
34.02 34.55 35.31 36.42 36.99

          Printing and reproduction of recorded media

18
28.35 29.28 29.49 29.62 30.15

Coke and refined petroleum products

19
45.99 52.55 52.89 53.71 55.85

Chemicals and pharmaceutical products

20-21
42.46 41.40 42.75 42.42 42.52

          Chemicals and chemical products, except pharmaceuticals

20
38.08 39.01 41.24 40.48 39.48

          Pharmaceutical products

21
50.99 45.76 45.51 46.02 48.20

Rubber, plastics and other non-metallic mineral products

22-23
27.83 28.75 29.34 30.01 30.24

          Rubber and plastics products

22
27.50 28.76 28.97 29.37 29.60

          Other non-metallic mineral products

23
28.35 28.74 30.01 31.15 31.37

Primary and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

24-25
30.18 31.09 31.59 32.19 32.25

          Basic metals

24
34.44 35.52 36.04 37.13 37.29

          Fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

25
28.92 29.82 30.24 30.68 30.73

Computer, electronic and optical products

26
45.45 47.94 49.34 51.16 50.62

Electrical equipment

27
30.64 32.41 33.11 35.30 36.41

Machinery and equipment n.e.c.

28
34.37 35.55 36.29 37.15 38.15

Motor vehicles and other transport equipment

29-30
41.98 45.18 45.33 46.06 45.34

          Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

29
37.36 38.10 37.35 37.90 37.38

          Other transport equipment

30
47.11 51.46 53.60 54.75 54.35

Furniture

31
25.30 25.88 26.02 26.62 26.57

Note:
Compensation costs include direct pay, social insurance expenditures, and labor-related taxes.
Data relate to manufacturing as defined by the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 4.
For complete information on definitions, industrial classifications, and data sources, see the technical notes at www.bls.gov/ilc/ichcctn.pdf and country notes at www.bls.gov/ilc/ichccsources.pdf.
'NA' means data not available.
# Break in series. Data are not comparable with data from the previous year.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons, August 2013