Compensation costs increased 0.9 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2020 to March 2021. Over the year, total compensation rose 2.6 percent, wages and salaries rose 2.7 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.5 percent.
Wage and salary costs for private industry workers averaged $25.48 per hour worked and benefit costs averaged $10.74 in December 2020. Supplemental pay costs were $1.25 per hour, accounting for 3.5 percent of total compensation costs.
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