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.
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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