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Compensation costs up 0.8% Dec 2019 to Mar 2020 and up 2.8% over the year ending Mar 2020


Compensation costs rose 0.8 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2019 to March 2020. Over the year, compensation rose 2.8 percent, with wages and salaries rising 3.1 percent and benefit costs increasing 2.1 percent.
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Civilian workers compensation costs average $37.73 per hour worked in March 2020


Employer costs for civilian workers averaged $25.91 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $11.82 for benefits in March 2020. Compensation costs were $13.15 at the 10th wage percentile, $28.40 at the median, and $74.17 at the 90th percentile.
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